GO 530 Circuit Board Damaged

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    JSoapy

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    My Green Charging Light was flickering when the cable moved. A friend of mine is a bit of a electronics hobbyist and said he could replace the mini USB Connector.
    Bad idea, he damaged the Circuit Board trying to remove it.
    Does anybody have a replacement Board or know where I can one.
    Apologies if there are previous posts on the subject.
     
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    dhn Moderator

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    Maybe eBay for parts?
     
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    Hi dhn
    Been on eBay UK for the last 2 hours. I saw a couple of 530's with faults but I don't want to chance buying them.
     
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    Understand that you can just as easily stuff a 730 board in there if you wish.

    Just remember potential gotchas when swapping boards -- the serial number may be linked to a known account for Home, and you'll likely want to know the email and password that matches the board's serial number for update purposes (Mapshare, QuickFix, etc).
     
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    Thanks for the useful info Canderson. I did wonder whether a 730 board would fit and did a search for that as well.
    I didn't consider the implications of the Update. Thanks again, but it might be insignificant if I can't find one.
     
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