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Old 07-15-2014, 02:23 PM
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The screen on my 14 yr old Apollo(Garmin) SL-30 has clouded up a bit. The clouding appears to be in a screen "cover". Might someone have a solution other than send it in to Garmin($$)??
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:29 PM
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I have only repaired an SL-40, which turns out to be the COM half of an SL-30. There was a fairly opaque piece of black plastic to optically isolate upper front panel from the lower. Perhaps it had drifted in placement and has become your 'cloud'.

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Old 07-15-2014, 02:42 PM
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I bought and installed a new screen on my SL-40. I bought the part from Garmin - not cheap, but much cheaper and faster than sending the radio to Garmin. I recommend you remove the radio to install the part as the are small lenses over each character that can fall out...
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:33 PM
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actually comparing to the unit cost itself, the new face is relatively cheap. But new face will be Garmin and it will look like a brand new unit.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the info!

Dean, might you have ordering and/or contact info for ordering the SL-30 part?
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:44 AM
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The clear window and the underlying dark lens came unglued from my SL40 last summer. I emailed Garmin about gluing them back onto the faceplate. They said no can do. Must purchase new items. Contact customer service. Cost will be $40.
This for 2 pieces of 6" x 5/8" plastic.
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