Introduction

A faulty microphone can cause the device to not be able to recognize your voice and limit the use of the device. Replace it so that you can get the full amount of work out of the device.

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  • Start by taking off the stand by depressing the table turning the round piece back toward you, pulling it away for the Garmin device.

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Image 1/1: Right to tighten, left to loosen.
  • Use a T5 bit on a screwdriver to remove the 4 screws at the 4 corners on the back of the device.

  • Right to tighten, left to loosen.

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Image 1/1: Pry open the seam with a prying tool .
  • Place the device face down on a flat surface, with the bottom facing you.

  • Pry open the seam with a prying tool .

  • There are two seams, the top one is artificial.

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Image 1/1: Use a prying/pushing motion to force the tool into the device until there is a click
  • Firmly force a plastic spudger into the bottom seam and pry open a section of the device

  • Use a prying/pushing motion to force the tool into the device until there is a click

  • Repeat all the way around the seam until the back comes off.

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Image 1/1: Do not attempt to separate the unit until all the tabs have been separated.
  • When the seam is completely separated, lift the back away from the screen.

  • Do not attempt to separate the unit until all the tabs have been separated.

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Image 1/1: Gently pry up the connector. It should come free easily.
  • Wedge an angled plastic prying tool under the connector to the battery where the wires attach to the mother board

  • Gently pry up the connector. It should come free easily.

  • The battery is connected to the main circuit board by two wires, that are red and green and is attached to a white connector.

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Image 1/2: Remove the wires using tweezers. Image 2/2: There are two wires that are connected to the main circuit board.
  • Melt the two metal connections on the circuit board using a soldering iron.

  • Remove the wires using tweezers.

  • There are two wires that are connected to the main circuit board.

  • Soldering irons will reach extremely high temperatures and should be used with caution.

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Image 1/1: Carefully melt the solder onto the wire at the connection points on circuit board.
  • Retrieve your new microphone for your Garmin device and attach to the circuit board with the soldering iron.

  • Carefully melt the solder onto the wire at the connection points on circuit board.

  • Keep the solder on the metal contact point and avoid heating the plastic circuit board to prevent damage.

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Conclusion

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

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