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No power As for the other faults reported, my Garmin 550 worked fine for about 2 months; it was turned off and left in the glove compartment of my car overnight. Next morning it wouldnt start and still wont start even when connected to either the car or bike mount or when plugged into USB charger. I have tried to remove the battery to no effect and a hard reset but again no effect.

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Re: no power

I had exactly the same problem with a 3 month old Zumo 550. Removed battery, waited a few minutes and replaced. System now poers on OK. All data on-board was retained.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

Re: no power

Joeredd, remove the allen hed in the back... in the center that removes battery

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Re: no power

Having the same problem. Had the zumo for only 9 month and it won't power on. purchased a new battery and charged it up still no power up. Any one have any ideas?

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I have the same problem. Seems to happen when I get a photobox warning in a tunnel an after that loose satelite connection in the tunnel. This has happened two times at the same place, The only solution I`ve found so far is to take out the battery and start again. Hopfully there will come a software update for this soon!

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Keeping the unit in the glove compartment is not a good idea, for a couple of reasons. If anyone suspects you have the unit, the glove box is the first place they will look. Secondly, it gets very hot/cold in the glove compartment, depending on the ambient temperature. It is not good for the unit, or the battery, to be subjected to extremes in temperatures. It is possible the battery is no longer working properly as a result.

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