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Water in the Garmin - any other tips? (Read 445 times)

    My Garmin 205 got water inside it twice in the last couple weeks. Got caught in a couple downpours. Still works but condensation forms on the screen making it hard to see. Tried putting it in rice. Helped after the first downpour but it's not helping now. Just thought I'd ask before dropping the $200+ for a new Garmin. 

     

      My Garmin 205 got water inside it twice in the last couple weeks. Got caught in a couple downpours. Still works but condensation forms on the screen making it hard to see. Tried putting it in rice. Helped after the first downpour but it's not helping now. Just thought I'd ask before dropping the $200+ for a new Garmin. 

       

      Worst case scenario, just send it in to get "refurbished."  That would be a lot cheaper than a new garmin.

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      Rob

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        I tried the rice trick on an old phone that I had sent through the laundry [oops]. Didn't work. So I looked up solutions online. Since it was a last ditch effort I went with this one: Turn your oven on to a really low temperature setting. I think it was either 100 or 150? Let the device sit in there for about 30 minutes if not longer.

         

        http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Save-a-Wet-Cell-Phone/

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        CeeDotA


          Aren't these things supposed to be at least water-resistant? Kinda concerning since I do a lot of rain running on top of being a sweaty beast. Haven't had any issues with my 405, fortunately.

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          5K: 27:06 (11/10/12) | 5M: 44:03 (6/1/13) | 10K: 1:00:48 (7/4/12)

          15K: 1:27:53 (3/17/13) | 10M: 1:30:25 (4/13/13) | HM: 1:59:55 (4/28/13)

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            You can open it, which would let it dry out faster.  If you have a dehumidifier, you can put it in front of where the air comes out, which would be dryer than the intake.  Once it is dry, use a piece of tape to cover the holes in the back.  The beeps aren't as loud, but it's better than getting moisture in.

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