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Bad Speaker or Microphone .. How to Remove the Back Panel
This is the procedure to remove the back panel on a 510 - 610 or 710. The only reason you would do this is because of a bad speaker or scratch or broken microphone.
December 15, 2012
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Great HowTo.

Only one addition: It is a Torx  sizeT6 wrench, you will need to dis/assamble the device.

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December 15, 2012
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Recently a customer inquired on how to remove the back panel of their Explorist 710.

We really do not like to tell anyone how to disassemble a unit because it voids the warranty but the customer was insistent.

So we made him an OFFICIAL Jungle Ghost Magellan repairman?

Now to do this replacement you will have to make sure that you have a spine wrench (I believe that it is called a TORX wrench). You can get one at your hardware store, a dentist pick and a pair of tweezers.

You will have to remove the six screws on the back of the unit.

When you remove the six screws and partially lift up the cover to peek inside you will find six static o-rings which stick to anything. SO YOU WILL HAVE TO BE CAREFUL that you do not lose one.

The order to do the disconnect is:

1) Disconnect the USB ribbon cable. Remove the tape over the USB ribbon cable. To do this, you have to remove the black tape that holds the ribbon cable and the digitizer from the LCD display in place. (It is a safety strap and its only job is to provide extra security to the connections.)

Now there is a black lock which must be gently moved away from the cable. Just the USB cable and not the digitizer.

(Just pull the USB cable lock straight back as it is on a hinge.) Just use that dentist pick to gingerly click the lock back and slide the ribbon cable out.

Remember that to unlock you move in the direction away from the cable to reconnect you move toward the cable.

2) Next you will disconnect two teflon plugs that can only be fitted to their mates one way. Just write down on a piece of paper the leads that are red and blue on one and red and black (speaker) on the order their fits.

This will complete free the back panel.


If you are changing back panels.  A new back panel comes without a USB rubber cover so you will have to remove the USB rubber cover from your old back panel by unscrewing a small black screw that holds it in and attach it to the new back panel before you start to reattach the back panel.


Your reinstall procedure will be.

1) First step is to attach the USB ribbon cable. We find that the easiest way to do this is to hold the back panel at a right angle to the main unit and using tweezers just slide the ribbon into its mate. You will see that the ribbon cable has a "black bar" and the cable will slide in and the black lock when in place will almost cover the black bar.


Now replace the safety strap (tape) to secure the USB cable and the Digitizer connection.

2) Now reinsert the two teflon cable connections ..

3) Then replace the static o-rings.

4) Close the unit and put in the six screws.

Finished.. the only thing to check is to make sure that the USB cable and the GPS and the PC can connect. This will verify the correct install of the USB ribbon cable.

Again, You must have a good reason to remove the back panel.  For example, a bad or loose speaker, or a scratchy or defective microphone.

JG Smile

JG Technical Support is part of Jungle Ghost Enterprises (JGE) in Wayne, NJ. JG created JGE in 2007 specifically as a Repair and Service Center Worldwide for Magellan Triton and the New Explorist X10 units. For the record, JG received his moniker from the Kachins in Burma.  In Burmese he is "Dua Ma Rung".

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