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My Garmin c550 will not come on anymore. The screeen is black

I bought this Garmin c550 on ebay and everything worked for a couple of days then I go in my truck to turn it on and it wouldn't come on anymore the screen is black and nothing seems to make anything flash or do anything.

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  • tiger397 Jan 18, 2009

    i have the same problem. i was driving and all of a sudden my garmin just went blank. i can't turn it on. when i use the ethernet plug the screen lights up, but my cpu does not recognize it.... i also purchased my gps from an ebay seller.

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Check the 12v power cord to make sure its still powering/charging the unit. Usually they have a light on them that will show if its receiving power or not. You can also unscrew the tip of those things (on most cables) and check the fuse to see if its blown. If its not lighting up and the fuse on the cable is ok check the one in your truck to see if it needs replacing.

If the cable is not the issue then the GPS is probably dead. If its not under warranty the flat rate repair fee from Garmin is $200
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

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