Noticed a white horizontal line across my display a few outings ago, but didn't think much about it until it impaired my reading of some waypoint averaging results yesterday. The line appears to be a row of pixels that decided to retire on me. Unit works perfectly in all other respects. Anyway, after a short stint on the phone Garmin said my unit was out of Warranty (Jan 2011 is when they say it first acquired satellites - which I found very interesting - that they know that ).
However, they did offer a real decent discount on a replacement 62s which I accepted without hesitation. I've noticed that the later model GPSMAP 62s units seem to have much faster processors and snappier performance than mine. Before I ordered the unit I asked the guy if there was anything in the works for a replacement to the 62s (I like buttons) and he said no. He also said the 62s was still in production. Cool. Anyway, the process is painless as long as you are willing to go a couple weeks without your GPSr. i.e., you send em your defective unit, they send you a replacement in 10-14 days AFTER confirmed receipt of your broken one. After inquiring about an "expedited" option, they said they'd ding a Credit Card (I gave em TexasWriter's as I didn't think he'd mind ) for a full unit cost and ship the reconditioned model next day. Once they get my borken one, they'll refund about half the amount. That was a much better option for me. Thanks Garmin (and TW) !
The smartphone + 62s remain my tools!