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Problems with charging the battery? Is the USB port damaged where it is no longer able to plug into the charging cable? It might be time to replace your USB port. After removing the second frame panel be sure to read the Cautions and steps thoroughly before proceeding.

Image 1/1: Locate the crevice that separates the frame from the body.
  • Power off your GPS before moving on.

  • Locate the crevice that separates the frame from the body.

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Image 1/1: Applying excessive force can lead to a damaged or scratched display screen.
  • Carefully insert the plastic prying tool into the crevice to separate the frame from the body.

  • Applying excessive force can lead to a damaged or scratched display screen.

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  • Slide the plastic prying tool around the perimeter to completely remove the frame.

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  • After removing first frame your GPS should look like this

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  • Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Using your hands, completely disconnect the frame from the body. Image 2/3: Set the pieces of the frame aside. Image 3/3: Set the pieces of the frame aside.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, dislodge the frame from the body of the device.

  • Using your hands, completely disconnect the frame from the body.

  • Set the pieces of the frame aside.

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  • Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable.

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  • Remove the piece of tape that is covering the connecting point of the motherboard and display.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers or two fingers. Image 2/3: Gently disconnect the display by pulling upward.  Set display aside. Image 3/3: If the display screen does not disconnect easily, make sure the ZIF connector is no longer holding it in place.
  • Using the plastic opening tool or your fingers, lift up the ZIF connector holding the ribbon cable in place.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers or two fingers.

  • Gently disconnect the display by pulling upward. Set display aside.

  • If the display screen does not disconnect easily, make sure the ZIF connector is no longer holding it in place.

wow no idea what you are trying to say here...

Karen Dennis - Reply

You don't need to remove this. if you go to youtube there is a video of a little boy showing how to do this and it is much more helpful. This step is not clear and you can damage the device taking that ribbon off!

Karen Dennis - Reply

can you be more specific about video? I have no idea how to replace the flat cable into the ZIF connector

Alex - Reply

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  • Use your T5 Torx screwdriver and unscrew the two 5.0 mm screws on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Use your tweezers and disconnect the two wire connectors from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Pull the motherboard out and locate the USB port.
  • Flip the motherboard over towards the battery.

  • Use your tweezers and disconnect the two wire connectors from the motherboard.

  • Pull the motherboard out and locate the USB port.

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Image 1/2: Gently and delicately heat up the solder holding the USB port to the circuit board. Image 2/2: Carefully remove the USB port with your metal tweezers and set it aside
  • If this is your first time solder here is a link on how to solder. How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  • Gently and delicately heat up the solder holding the USB port to the circuit board.

  • Carefully remove the USB port with your metal tweezers and set it aside

My problem was intermittent connection due to stress on this connector from outside. DO NOT pick up your Garmin by the cord!

Terrence Trussell - Reply

In addition, the repair of the USB port is more difficult than mentioned in these instructions. Removal of the shield that covers the USB connections is not possible. I found it possible to unsolder the post near the connector, then peeling back the shield plate enough to access the covered USB connections. Then careful work with a pencil type soldering tip and solder wick to remove excess solder allowed me to reconnect the loosened pins on the USB port and restore normal operation. Bending the plate back and re-soldering got me back to usable operation. Tested and all good. (March 23, 2017)

tnstrussell - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Does anyone have any part numbers for the replacement usb port

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