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Garmin C550 touch screen problem

My touch-screen issue happened when I updated the software on it from the Garmin web site.

They want me to send it in, charge me $100 if it needs to be swapped out, or replace the touch screen for a charge.

My wife may have used this thing 5 times before telling me that some of the streets weren't on the map... so I updated it. Bad move. Screwed up everything.

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I just had the same problem and fixed it.... Open the front panel, take out the 4 screws, open carefully the machine. Inside, there are 4 little screws that keep the computer board in place. Take them out and you'll see 2 ribbons, one smaller than the other. That small ribbon need to be pushed back into place. For that, pull the little grey slot and put the ribbon back in all the way and secure it with the plug. That's it! It works right away but it took me a few time for it to hold all the way to close the machine up. Basically, the problem comes from that ribbon being lose or totally out of it slot! I hope that helps! Good luck!

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Turns on and goes to ; do you ant to erase all user data; when I push no nothing happens I push yes nothing happens Turn off and back on same screen


I guess you will need to update the firmware if pressing the reset button does not fix it. If there is a little hole on the back or the bottom of the device you can stick a paper clip into it for like 1 minute or two and restart it and see whether the error message disappear. If the issue persists, you can download the correct firmware of that device from Garmin web site and then connect the device with your computer and run the firmeware updator software. You can get more detailed information about the steps on the Garmin web site. I think they have some chat support professionals who can walk you through the process.

You can try the following link for updating firmware and software.
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Hi Don,

 

You probably just need to find the reciept where you bought the C550.  Sounds like Garmin is protecting its customers when they say $300.  This is most unfortunate thing to happen to you.  Is the Garmin $300 issue as I thought and related to you not having the registration code or Reciept?

 

 

Oct 13, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Garmin C550Calculates route and then powers off


Hello.
You can go to mygarmin.com or garmin.com . You have to register. It is for FREE. Then,you can update your GPS. You can also download maps by just following the screen instructions.
You can also find all the software/drivers you need there.

Hope it helps.

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I would like to up date the lateest maps for my c550


Maps are available for purchase either at Garmin's web site, or from your local GPS retailer. Garmin now offers a lifetime map update for one price, which allows you up to 4 map updates per year.

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As far as I know Garmin maps are not free yet
I oaid 59 bucks for 2009 updates from circuit city
but they are going out business so you may have to get them like at best buy
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Is there a way to reset a garmin c550


http://www.tramsoft.ch/downloads/garmin/streetpilot-c550_owners-manual.pdf page 29 & page 30 discuss the 2 options for reset/restore.. one clears all saved data (i.e. favorites) & the other resets the system. I'd also suggest connecting the usb cord to ur pc & GPS , then use the update software, This can resolve any issues you may be experiencing.

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Unable to acquire satellites after a software upgrade.


Have you tried downloading the update again? It's possible it did not download correctly, If this doesn't work, it may be possible to download the previous version again.

Jan 06, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Garmin streetpilot c550 recharge


Let it sit without plugging it in for 24 to 48 hours. After that, plug it in to the computer with the USB cable. If it doesn't power on in less than 5 seconds, it may need to sit without power more. After you get it to turn on this way, go to garmin.com and download the WebUpdater. This program can help you update the software for your c550.

These steps worked for me and I haven't had any problems since. I hope it helps you.

Dec 27, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Won't turn on after first time


saw this on a different forum.....I got one for xmass.....hope it doesn't happen to me!!!!!!!!



I apologize for the inconvenience. After further research with our engineers, a problem has been discovered on your C550. A file has been created to stop the unit from turning off and locking up. Please download the new file from your computer to the unit. The file is attached to this email along with instructions on how to get the file into the unit.

The following procedure will update the software in your C550 series and correct the power issue you are experiencing with your Garmin C550 series

1.) Let the Garmin sit without power for at least 24-48 hours.

2.) Plug the C5xx series into the your computer (using a USB port in the back of the computer) with the cable provided with the unit.

3.) After removing the faceplate on the front of the Garmin press and release the reset button. At this time the C550 series will reset and power on.

4.) Save the attached file included in e-mail from Garmin Product Support. Save this file to the desk top on your computer. Note: This will make it easy to find.

5.) Open the My Computer window (by accessing the start menu on the bottom left of your computer screen).

6.) Locate and open the Garmin Mass Storage device.

7.) Locate the Garmin folder and open.

8.) Open the remoteSW folder.

9.) Copy the file that you have saved to the desktop and paste it into the remoteSW folder you have just opened. Make sure that none of the files contained within the remoteSW folder is highlighted, or you will not be able to save the new file.

10.) A message window will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to replace the file; Select Yes.

11.) Disconnect the C550 series from the USB cable and let the unit restart. A message will appear on the screen stating "Updating PLD Software".

Note: the screen will fade out and go blank during this process. Do not be alarmed, this is part of the update procedure, and the screen will return to normal within seconds.

Dec 26, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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LCD Screen Faded Out


saw this on a different forum.

I apologize for the inconvenience. After further research with our engineers, a problem has been discovered on your C550. A file has been created to stop the unit from turning off and locking up. Please download the new file from your computer to the unit. The file is attached to this email along with instructions on how to get the file into the unit.

The following procedure will update the software in your C550 series and correct the power issue you are experiencing with your Garmin C550 series

1.) Let the Garmin sit without power for at least 24-48 hours.

2.) Plug the C5xx series into the your computer (using a USB port in the back of the computer) with the cable provided with the unit.

3.) After removing the faceplate on the front of the Garmin press and release the reset button. At this time the C550 series will reset and power on.

4.) Save the attached file included in e-mail from Garmin Product Support. Save this file to the desk top on your computer. Note: This will make it easy to find.

5.) Open the My Computer window (by accessing the start menu on the bottom left of your computer screen).

6.) Locate and open the Garmin Mass Storage device.

7.) Locate the Garmin folder and open.

8.) Open the remoteSW folder.

9.) Copy the file that you have saved to the desktop and paste it into the remoteSW folder you have just opened. Make sure that none of the files contained within the remoteSW folder is highlighted, or you will not be able to save the new file.

10.) A message window will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to replace the file; Select Yes.

11.) Disconnect the C550 series from the USB cable and let the unit restart. A message will appear on the screen stating "Updating PLD Software".

Note: the screen will fade out and go blank during this process. Do not be alarmed, this is part of the update procedure, and the screen will return to normal within seconds.

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