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I have a Garmin Nuvi 42 LM GPS got wet and will not

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 42 LM GPS got wet and will not work. Can it be repaired?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,
Sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your GPS.
The device CAN be repaired, using Garmin's "out of warranty" repair service - for a flat fee.
To see what fee would be charged, you can use the following link, and select your model from the pull-down list there.
I just checked that page and I see $89 listed for the fee. And if you are not near the repair center (near Kansas City, KS), you will want to add shipping costs to the total.
I also checked on Amazon, and I see that a NEW Nuvi 42LM is listed for about $10 more than the repair price, so you may want to consider just purchasing a new unit. I have the link to Amazon below, if you want to take a look.
Nuvi 42LM US Maps
Please let me know what you decide or if you have any more questions.
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Expert:  Greg A. replied 1 year ago.
Hi again,
I see it has been a few days and I just wanted to follow up to see if you have any more questions concerning this issue or if the issue was resolved.
I look forward to any further questions or results that you may have.
Thanks, ***** *****