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#1 F6HAD

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:38 PM

Just thought I would share this as I know its a common problem for many of our members.

There is a decent guy, qualified electrician who offers fixed price satnav repairs for the Honda (and a number of other makes) @ £70+£10 delivery.

The repair only covers disc read errors. Other repairs are extra.

He doesn't simply clean the lens but actually replaces components, including the magnifier. The price also includes a unit service.

He has no website but runs a shop in North London (Barnett area)

Call Sammy on 07453 288830 and tell him Fahad referred you from the Accord forum.

I'm using him on the satnav unit from my wife's FRV.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:36 PM

Wish I'm living in the mainland........

#3 Tomas44

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:04 PM

Nice Fady,must be good decision for members

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:16 AM

Just to update this thread, I've had the unit back a few days now and all seems well.. It's better than ever really...


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:12 PM

Mine's throwing up errors much more often now :(

 

Is the price of £5,720 really correct for a new unit?!

 

I assume if sending for repair I would have to somehow remove the device? If I attempt this I guarantee I will break something.


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:22 AM

It's easy to remove mate
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:42 PM

Anyone know if this guy still offers this service?



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

Yes
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:35 PM

Disc read errors had increased to the point where the satnav was unusable and I assumed the lens was the problem. Alpine/Dtronix quoted £220 plus the cost of parts. Sami quoted me £150.  The lens turned out to be ok when Sami checked it, so he replaced the motherboard and returned the unit to me. That didn't solve the problem, so he then replaced the whole mechanism and the satnav has been working fine for the last few weeks. Altogether the cost was around £180, including three lots of postage. Sami seemed very straightforward, replied to texts promptly and carried out the work quickly. He gets a recommendation from me.



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:21 PM

I’ve actually since stopped using him. Ended up paying him 3 times for effectively the same job.

Instead I bought a brand new complete mechanism from Ali Express for less than £90 delivered. Took 10 mins to fit and has worked flawlessly since.

I found Sami ok to deal with at first but his attitude changed when it became clear that his fixes weren’t working on my Alpine unit.

I can’t say I stand behind my initital recommendation anymore. I would urge you to just buy a replacement internal cartridge and replace it yourself, far easier and a better outcome.
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

This is the one for my FRV but might be different to the Accord. Just search for the part number from your existing unit.


http://s.aliexpress.com/2ABFzm22
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:36 AM

"I would urge you to just buy a replacement internal cartridge and replace it yourself, far easier and a better outcome. "

 

Well that's what Sami did in the end, so at the price you found replacing the mechanism yourself makes sense. 



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

I remember now that I looked at buying a second-hand unit on eBay, but couldn't be sure it wouldn't have the same problem as mine. I also looked at replacement mechanisms on Aliexpress, but I was put off by the delivery time (20-27 days). How long did you have to wait?



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:48 AM

I did also have a look on eBay and had some discussion with the guy selling this: https://goo.gl/9RTUYW  



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 12:47 PM

Mine arrived in about a week. Very easy job to do diy, far simpler than trying to clean dust off the laser. Just 4 screws to unbolt the cartridge and a couple of small ribbon cables to disconnect. The unit has worked flawlessly since
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