WARNING - Garmin Zumo XT hot-shoe connector weakness

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colirv wrote: 23 Oct 2020 10:39
Stu wrote: 20 Oct 2020 11:42
Oop North John wrote: 20 Oct 2020 10:35
You can buy the cover here as well:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garmin-Zumo- ... SwxUFfjrST €15.00 postal fee to the UK though.
Cheaper to email them I have ordered two for €25 delivered
I tried, but they redirected me to the Ebay link! Ordered now, anyway.
Maybe thats my fault for ordering to the UK and they have now seen a market for it :lol:
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Stu wrote: 23 Oct 2020 12:16
colirv wrote: 23 Oct 2020 10:39
Stu wrote: 20 Oct 2020 11:42

Cheaper to email them I have ordered two for €25 delivered
I tried, but they redirected me to the Ebay link! Ordered now, anyway.
Maybe thats my fault for ordering to the UK and they have now seen a market for it :lol:
Could be! Still, with Garmin's new lead, the market may drop off, so I suppose they have to seize the day.
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colirv wrote: 23 Oct 2020 12:19
Stu wrote: 23 Oct 2020 12:16
colirv wrote: 23 Oct 2020 10:39

I tried, but they redirected me to the Ebay link! Ordered now, anyway.
Maybe thats my fault for ordering to the UK and they have now seen a market for it :lol:
Could be! Still, with Garmin's new lead, the market may drop off, so I suppose they have to seize the day.
Its like anything! sell what you can to maximise profits as thats what its all about!

Although I am still waiting for my covers more than a week after ordering :?
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Ordered mine Tuesday lunchtime, arrived on Thursday :D Though I did pay for that level of service.
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I am super frustrated! Left on my 1 year trip 2 weeks ago. Decided that a sturdy GPS from Garmin was the way to go, as I have now destroyed 2 phones using them for navigation.
After just 4 days on the road, the top pin in the charger was shredded. :(
With some help from a creative mechanic, we managed to press in a small piece of metal in the hole and it is now charging - but seriously Garmin.... this is a major product flaw! Who cares if the GPS is excellent if it's charging capabilities are that fragile!!!
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Oop North John wrote: 23 Oct 2020 12:58 Ordered mine Tuesday lunchtime, arrived on Thursday :D Though I did pay for that level of service.
I think I will have to drop them a message and see what the score is :?
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hi. I was considering buying an xt until I saw this post. Is the pins problem still an issue ? Or should I stick with my 360 which also uses pins. Your thoughts on the matter would be welcome.
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nehpetsthegrey wrote: 24 Oct 2020 13:29 hi. I was considering buying an xt until I saw this post. Is the pins problem still an issue ? Or should I stick with my 360 which also uses pins. Your thoughts on the matter would be welcome.
Buy the XT you won't regret it

No problems here so far
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IMHO the XT is streets ahead of the 590, which is what I used to have. The pin problem can be solved either, I imagine, by Garmin's new lead, or by the cover discussed above.
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My cover, ordered on Friday, has just arrived. Nice bit of kit!
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