Introduction

The motherboard is the lowest replaceable unit, so users cannot simply replace the charging port. Garmin permanently attached the charging port to the motherboard. If a user needs to replace the charging port, the user must replace the motherboard.

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  • Place the device on a flat surface with the LCD touchscreen face down.

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  • Remove the four 9 mm screws on the back of the GPS with the Torx T-4 screwdriver set.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to damage the orange ribbon cable while opening the device. Image 2/3: Be careful not to damage the orange ribbon cable while opening the device. Image 3/3: Be careful not to damage the orange ribbon cable while opening the device.
  • Use the iFixit Plastic Opening Tool to separate the front cover and the rear cover on all four sides.

  • Be careful not to damage the orange ribbon cable while opening the device.

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  • Remove the two 0.5 cm screws using the T4 Torx screwdriver attaching the motherboard to rear cover of the GPS unit.

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  • Unplug the battery from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Use a pair of wire cutters to cut and separate the blue speaker wire from the motherboard. Image 2/3: To reattach the new speaker, you must use a soldering iron to solder the speaker cables to the motherboard. Image 3/3: To reattach the new speaker, you must use a soldering iron to solder the speaker cables to the motherboard.
  • Use a pair of wire cutters to cut and separate the black speaker wire from the motherboard.

  • Use a pair of wire cutters to cut and separate the blue speaker wire from the motherboard.

  • To reattach the new speaker, you must use a soldering iron to solder the speaker cables to the motherboard.

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  • Use your fingers to remove the motherboard from the rear case of the system.

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Image 1/2: Solder the black wire to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Solder the blue wire to the motherboard.
  • Place the replacement motherboard in the navigation system, and solder the speaker cables on the replacement motherboard.

  • Solder the black wire to the motherboard.

  • Solder the blue wire to the motherboard.

  • The soldering iron is extremely hot, so use prudence when working with the soldering iron.

  • The black speaker wire is the wire closest to the battery.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order with the exception of cutting the blue and black speaker wires.

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Maurice Thomas

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It's not a "Charging Port Replacement", it's a whole motherboard replacement, described in this guide. That's not what I'm looking for, and it's not what the guide's headline suggests.

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