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conch posted 02-22-2015 03:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for conch   Send Email to conch  
Unused Garmin 540s turns on but screen stays dim/dark as to be unreadable. Purchased to read fuel usage from Garmin sensors on CANet and be a backup plotter.

Case unopened and no repair attempted.

For parts or repair $100.00 plus postage from 33036

kwik_wurk posted 02-23-2015 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
So the backlight is bad (not turning on), or rather when the backlight option is manipulated up/down nothing happens?
conch posted 02-23-2015 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for conch  Send Email to conch     
I am unsure,but I can hardly read the menu options. I tried to press whatever sequence was in the manual. I cannot see the day/night mode for selection nor the backlight/manual backlight options. I bought this as a new but unused head unit only in a private sale but then put it away without trying it until I could get the accessories and the Garmin fuel sensors (my mistake for sure).

I have since purchased a 740s and 526s with Bluechart G2 for my area.

I installed the 740s on the 15 Sport and like it so much that I will probably buy another or larger for the OFFSHORE 27 and use the 526s to read fuel and as a backup plotter on the 27.


conch posted 02-23-2015 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for conch  Send Email to conch     
SOLD Pending cleared funds

Thank you all for your interest

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