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Hey, nice marmot!
Thanks for posting this link. I sent him an old Forerunner 205 with a dead battery.
I don't know if dude is a watch repairman or not, but he soldered that shit like a straight up gangsta. It's now working like new. And he did it for half of what it would have cost to send it back to Garmin. And, five days after I mailed it to him, it was back in my mailbox. (Note: we live on opposite coasts)
So, long story short, I'd HIGHLY recommend this guy. High quality work for a very reasonable price.
"The world is my country, science is my religion."-- Christiaan Huygens
My Garmin 405 went bad after 4 years - not holding a a charge. Since it was out of warranty, I elected to send it to Garmin. They charged me a flat fee of $89 and sent me a refurbished Garmin 405 within 7 business days of receipt of my unit. Though my "new" unit is supposed to be refurbished, I do not see any indication it was used previously. It is like a "new" unit. The refurbished unit comes with a 90 day warranty. So while the Garmin service is a bit more expensive, I like that it is backed by Garmin.
4 years is very impressive. My Forerunner 10 and 15 lasted less than 2 years.