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My Garmin c550 just stopped working today. It is about 3 yrs old. If it is a battery, how can I get it replaced? I'm in Orlando, Fl

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  • dutchgirl50 Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same garmin and it too is 3 years old and it just stopped working. It is not making the connection somehow. If I turn it on the battery is just about dead because it has been running on the battery instead of the power source in the car. Any ideas?

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Mine did the same. Wouldn't power on. The manual says if it doesnt power on when plugged into a power source, reset it.
There is a groove on the faceplate under the Garmin logo. place your thumbnail there and gently pry off the face plate. Look for the reset button on the right side, press it.
The unit should power on for normal use.
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc550_OwnersManual.pdf

If you need to re-set it often, update the system software.

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