|Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the LCD screen in a GT 31?|
Mine is broken (internally, not the outer case) but as far as I can tell the rest of the machine is working o.k.
I have already bought a new one but a back up would be useful.
|i am afraid it''s not really a user repairable option. As with most modern electronic units is sadly BIN TIME when it's broken. If I ever get any broken units I'll keep them so we can experiment further|
|Since the rest is working fine, could you keep it as a real time GPS receiver for your laptop/PC or use the internal battery as a future replacement for your new GT31? But, if I was you I would try to see if an identical LCD display is available on an electronics store (RS, Farnell, Maplin, etc.) and try my luck!You got nothing to loose really...|
If the screen is cracked, you will eventually start getting water in there, and then unit would have more a more expensive problem.
Another option is returning the unit for service. I have had excellent service from them.
Send an email to: http://locosystech.com/contact.php
Describe your problem, and ask for an estimate for cost.
I have been getting units back in about 2 weeks or so.
|Thanks for the advice everyone. I have emailed Taiwan, as you suggested Craig and will wait and see.|
Otherwise, it is out with the soldering iron and welding torch and fingers crossed!
I have received an answer from LOCOSYS.
There is a $20 Inspection fee.
You are responsible for shipping to and from Taiwan ( I use US Priority Mail to Taiwan for $6).
The screen itself is just over $4.
Alll prices are US dollars.
I hope this helps.
I emailed locosys as you suggested and they have estimated $45 including postage (subject to inspection) which is miles better than buying new.
Thanks for the advice, I would never have considered that solution!
I wish we could get hold of some wind so easily.
|Craig... who are you dealing with at LOCOSYS. ... I am finding them painfully slow at responding with regard to getting a gt11 looked at... I have emailed both through the weblink above and also through an email address from Tom ... |
Customer service to us 'down under' seems to be at the bottom of the pile!!
Any help appreciated
Send an email to Stacy Lee. Her email is: email@example.com
She has been very good to work with.
Describe the problem, and request a Return Authorization.
|Michel van Maastricht
My GT31 didn't survive a collision with a ski-lift a couple of weeks ago. Screen was cracked but GPS was still working. Got in touch with Locosys (Thanks Stacy!) and they sent me a new screen (4 euro for the screen, 17 for postage Taiwan to The Netherlands). De-assembly and assembly of the GT31 was easy, soldering the 20 or so tiny wires of the LCD screen a bit of a pain but I managed. In total 30 minutes of work and the GT31 is working fine again.