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I bought a boat with a simrad 40 chart plotter, the thing is

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I bought a boat with a simrad 40 chart plotter, the thing is dead, acording to the owner a power spike went through it, can this item be repaired?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
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If a power spike went through it and it is not powering on at all, and there is no sign it is even detecting power, it will be the mainboard that has faulted and would need to be replaced. This is the main part of the unit, and to replace this is going to exceed the value of purchasing a new unit which is why no one offers to repair this.
If you are able to source a secondhand one (I checked and could not find any) and the mainboard is functioning ie: being sold due to a cracked screen, then you can remove the board from this and put it into the Chart plotter. Else you will need to purchase a replacement plotter sorry.
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