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#570997 - 05/28/18 03:29 PM Garmin power button fix  
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I have a two-year old Garmin 741xs that started acting up recently. It would often take multiple attempts to power it on. I opened the case just enough to spray electronic contact cleaner on the surface (of the printed wiring board) mount power switch and it's been flawless since. Word of coution, you have to be very careful of the ribbon cables that connect the main body of the unit to the screen and face plate.


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#571000 - 05/29/18 10:09 AM Re: Garmin power button fix [Re: Dave R]  
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Wow, that is not very long after you bought it! Maybe they failed to clean the PCB after soldering and there was still some flux on it?


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#571033 - 06/03/18 02:30 PM Re: Garmin power button fix [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
Wow, that is not very long after you bought it! Maybe they failed to clean the PCB after soldering and there was still some flux on it?


Seems plausible. It's been flawless since the fix.


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