- Garmin and Washing machine :(
My mate put his Edge 200 through the washing machine. It died. He sent it off to Garmin with a “just riding along and it broke” note, however they could obviously smell the bullcrap or Persil off the thing. Luckily they offer a more or less cost price replacement for breakages. So he got a new one with only a small idiot tax to pay.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
What they say above – rice / airing cupboard – leave it for a good while (a week ?) before switching it on. If it has a removable battery take that out.
I had a blackberry take a good bath in the sea, so salt water. It was switched on at the time so fused. Advice was to take it apart and wash it in tap water, then rice/airing cupboard for a week. It actually worked although keyboard was never quite the same.
The Garmin will have better waterproofing than a phone etc. There is hope.Posted 4 years agostanfreeMember
A wee update , I have no patience and had just cooked a Quiche so stuck in it in the oven after it had cooled down. The little rubbed bung was closed and no moisture behind the screen. Just plugged it in and uploaded my ride but the bad news is I got no KOM’s . 😀 Still dodged a bullit I think. Thanks for the advice.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
My washing machine destroyed an MP3 player but it wan’t so much the water damage that was a problem I don’t think but that the thing came out full of dents! No idea what was going on in the washing machine to dent seemingly solid feeling metal casing but there you go. If it looks to be in one piece then a bit a patience with drying should sort it hopefully.Posted 4 years agoOCBMember
Which Garmin is it tho’?
Some are properly waterproof, so a trip through the washing machine (at low water temperature) isn’t going to (or shouldn’t) bother it. I use the [older] 76 series receivers, which are marine handhelds, so they’d be fine, as would stuff like the 60/62 series, and (hopefully) so would my 910, but by contrast the Nuvi in the truck would be done for.
Going in the airing cupboard for a good few days would be my tip too, and open up as many of the ‘natural’ openings ( 😯 )as you can too, stuff like the battery compartment / cover on SD card slot, that kinda thing …Posted 4 years ago
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