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I bought a Garmin Zumo 550 from Amazon and the base plate will not work. Can't charge the battery or down load maps onto the GPS. Is there something I can do to fix this problem?? Thanks, Linda D.

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  • Freefallun Oct 30, 2008

    Thanks IrishDruid,

    I just contacted them and they are going to replace the power cord, seems that was the problem all along. *Whew* Sure glad it wasn't more serious!!



    "Thanks so much"



    Linda D.

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You best contact Amazon and get the product replaced, before trying anything. They have a replacement/redund policy. I think that would be the smarter way to go. After all, you did pay good money for it!

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    Swilin Sampson Oct 30, 2008

    Most welcome, and glad I could help!

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If your zumo 400 or 500 series will not power on, or performs strangely after powering up, follow the steps (described on the Garmin website) below to perform a soft reset:
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  2. Hold the zoom (+) and ON buttons at the same time for five seconds
  3. If this does not restore power, remove the battery for five seconds
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The zumo will now power on. Because the battery may deplete while the zumo is locked up, it is ideal to leave the zumo connected to power to allow it time to charge.
Once the battery has charged, follow the steps on the Garmin site to update the operating software in the zumo. (just copy this link to get there https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={8576ba20-e948-11dc-d6fc-000000000000} )

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