Broken or worn out Garmin Mount

Rob3rt

Man or Moose!
Location
Manchester
Raceware direct have been making a product like this for a long time now.

IME a nice conversation with Garmin will likely result in them replacing/repairing the device free of charge or for a nominal fee, resulting in you having a good as new device, rather than a bodged up one.
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
People must be really mistreating their Garmins to have this sort of problem.
I have had a K-Edge metal mount for over 2 years and don;t seem to have the problems stated.
I just suppose some people are just to ham fisted for their own good.
 

Rob3rt

Man or Moose!
Location
Manchester
People must be really mistreating their Garmins to have this sort of problem.
I have had a K-Edge metal mount for over 2 years and don;t seem to have the problems stated.
I just suppose some people are just to ham fisted for their own good.

It happens for a variety of reasons, clumsy use may contribute but it is fairly common, wear and tear. I wouldn't blame the mount directly but it can be exacerbated by using metallic mounts. I experienced it due to a badly machined K-Edge mount, for which K-Edge admitted fault. The problem is so common Garmin repaired it free of charge despite the device being well outside of warranty (as in it was 3 years old).
 
I broke the mounts on my 800 when I went into the side of a car. On ebay I have seen that you can get a replacement rear cover. I dont know how easy it is to replace, the screws look like very small torx and I dont have any small enough to take it off. I may just send it back to Garmin and see what they can do as the front screen has a big scratch in it too.
 
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