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C530-Dead I have a C530 Garmin and it has been working great. I tried it today and it is completely dead; no graphics, words, screen, nothing. I have tried to reset and still nothing. Any suggestions other than buying a Tom Tom

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Have you tried firmware update for your gps .
If you have not tried it try to update the latest firmware .
By updating firmware your problem can be fixed .

If your problem still exists then try to charge your gps from any external charger and check whether screen is working properly .

If your problem still continues then you need to take your gps to near by shop to get it repaired .

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