Orbit Repairs

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RNIB’s Orbit Reader Repairs Service is for you if you’ve got an Orbit Reader which has stopped working and is out of warranty.

The service is UK-based and can fix – at the best price we can offer – a range of different faults, from replacing a reader’s rubber feet to replacing its braille display or motherboard.

To book a repair, simply call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 and we will arrange to get your machine collected.

An experienced technician who specialises in repairing braille machines carries out this work and, while a full list of the available repairs and associated costs is listed below, please note there is an initial charge for return and/or collection of the reader and assessing its condition before the Orbit can be repaired.

After collection or delivery, we won’t charge anything further until the faulty reader has been assessed and costs agreed with the owner.  

Repairs available for Orbit Readers through RNIB’s repair service are:

Sending your faulty reader for repair

There are two ways to organise this through our Helpline:

  • Courier Orbit 1 - includes courier collection, diagnostics and return courier - £41.00.
  • Courier Orbit 2 - (customer posts reader for repair themselves) includes diagnostics and return courier - £28.00.

Renewing braille cells

  • Replacing braille dot key assembly for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £49.99
  • Repairing the pin for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £50.99 plus £18.99 for every pin repair
  • Replacing braille display for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £319.99

Keyboard repairs

  • Replacing key scissor mechanism for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £19.99
  • Replacing keycap for Orbit Reader 20 unit - £29.99
  • Replacing pan key Top for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £29.99
  • Replacing cursor keytop for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £34.99
  • Replacing pan key PCB for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £44.99
  • Replacing cursor keypad PCB for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £49.99

Internal electronics

  • Replacing battery cover for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £24.99
  • Replacing battery for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £44.99
  • Replacing battery socket for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £46.99
  • Replacing motherboard for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £104.99
  • Upgrade Orbit Reader 20 to Orbit Reader 20 Plus - £199.99

Casing and feet

  • Replacing rubber feet for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £19.99
  • Replacing top enclosure for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £49.99
  • Replacing bottom enclosure for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £49.99
  • Replacing both top and bottom enclosures for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £74.99

Ports, sockets and switches

  • Replacing ON/OFF switch for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £42.99
  • Replacing SD card socket for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £54.99
  • Replacing USB port for Orbit Reader 20 unit – £54.99

All orders for repairs must go through our Helpline. Please read the terms and conditions for this service (located under the User guides section) before calling 0303 123 9999 to place your order.

Projected repair times are in the terms and conditions, but please note that it may take up to 30 days for your device to be repaired and returned.

Downloadable terms and conditions

All orders for repairs must go through our Helpline. Please read the terms and conditions for this service before calling 0303 123 9999 to place your order.

Projected repair times are in the terms and conditions, but please note that it may take up to 30 days for your device to be repaired and returned.

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