Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Global Moderator

    smokefree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    @ home
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3,900
    Rep Power
    737

    Default Replacing screen on a nüvi 780

    There's a first time for everything. March 18, 2016 marks the day that for the first time I'm attempting to replace the screen on a nüvi 780. I've replaced screens on a variety of nüvi's before, so basic relevant knowledge is present.

    This particular screen has 3 connecting ribbons. Two of them are attached to the PCB by means of the usual "clip" that needs to be lifted (with care!) in order to release the ribbon. The third one I can not make out properly how it is attached to the PCB. As I don't want to force things beyond "simple repair", I'd rather ask here first how to detach this particular ribbon from the PCB. See picture below, showing the ribbon still attached as well as the new screen lying next to the unit. Thanks for any advice!

    Image Link:

    http://i.imgur.com/PRGg9qf.jpg

    Last edited by smokefree; 18th March 2016 at 09:45. Reason: Marked as 'SOLVED'.
    To avoid clutter, please don't leave any "Thank You" posts but use the reputation button or the LIKE this post ↑ link instead
    (found at the lower left hand side of any post)
    To see hidden download links, use the same LIKE this post ↑ link and hit F5 on the keyboard to refresh the page.
    Report broken download links by using the report button at the lower left hand corner of that post.

  2.    Advertissements


  3. #2
    Global Moderator

    smokefree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    @ home
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3,900
    Rep Power
    737

    Default

    Well... that was easier than I thought. Instead of lifting a flap at the ribbon end of the connection, you just lift the black flap at the opposite end of the connection. See picture below. Issue solved!

    Image Link:

    http://i.imgur.com/uwNf6Ft.jpg

    To avoid clutter, please don't leave any "Thank You" posts but use the reputation button or the LIKE this post ↑ link instead
    (found at the lower left hand side of any post)
    To see hidden download links, use the same LIKE this post ↑ link and hit F5 on the keyboard to refresh the page.
    Report broken download links by using the report button at the lower left hand corner of that post.

  4. #3
    Garmin/GPS Systems GMod.

    Neil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oz.
    Posts
    7,695
    Rep Power
    1453

    Default

    Identical screen and connections on 6x0 and 7x0. Wrecked the first one i tackled, but i'll never do that again. Had to use hot-glue and a cardboard wad to keep the 'back to front' ribbon in place because i tried to flip the clip from the wrong side and broke it. Nice you were smarter than me [for once] .
    'Thanking Posts' are banned. To thank someone, and/or to see hidden links and content, use the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] button below left of the helpful post then refresh your browser [F5 key]. 'Thanking Posts' are banned.
    Please don't spam. Posts serving no purpose other than to thank or to ask about hidden links are trashed or deleted, it's GPSPower's policy. Please don't spam.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] should make their first post as a new Intro Thread in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

  5. #4
    Global Moderator

    smokefree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    @ home
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3,900
    Rep Power
    737

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Nice you were smarter than me [for once] .
    Once that you can remember, that is... Well, we won't fight over it. Let's keep it at both of us being smart. How's that for a (smart) answer?

    Anyway, I have finished replacing the screen. You may well know that moment of truth when you switch the unit back on again to see if the screen works. Well, in this case it does, however... DANG!!!! What a disappointment...:

    Image Link:

    http://i.imgur.com/S5Q5NnD.jpg



    The darn thing is PIN locked!
    I've got 7 night shifts ahead of me, so if work is quiet, it will give me some time to find the PIN by sequential trial and error...
    To avoid clutter, please don't leave any "Thank You" posts but use the reputation button or the LIKE this post ↑ link instead
    (found at the lower left hand side of any post)
    To see hidden download links, use the same LIKE this post ↑ link and hit F5 on the keyboard to refresh the page.
    Report broken download links by using the report button at the lower left hand corner of that post.

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.