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Garmin C550 My garmin unit was not turn off & now it will not turn on. I charged it for over 32 hrs & it still doesn't turn on.

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    I was told that garmin knows about this issue. It is a corrupt file. I am having the same problem. They told me to leave it off for 48 hours, then hook it to usb on computer. this should turn unit on. They also downloaded a file for me to download to garmin.



    Still working on this issue???

  • rosie37342 Feb 15, 2008

    Thank you so much..........R

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Remove the front faceplate, (there is an indentation under the word Garmin on the faceplate that you can use to lift it with your finger nail). After removing the faceplate you will see a reset button on the right side. Press the reset and then try to turn the Garmin on.

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Help i was taking music off my garmin that came with the streetpilot c550 and now it wont talk and I have no way of listening to music what did I do?

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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OK, THANKS, THE MOST LIKELY PROBLEM HERE IS THE BATTERY IS DEFECTIVE.

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Turn on your garmin out of the car, connect to a PC via USB cable and see if the battery indicator goes away. If it does then the USB to PC cable is working and charging the unit. To test the car adapter, you can unscrew the tip of the plug to examine the fuse. Most Garmin car charger units have a light on them that ilimunates when you plug it in and turn the ignition. It could be that the plug is just loose in the socket. The picture shows the unit running on battery. If you plug in the usb cable and this indicator goes away, then it should be charging.

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Try doing a reset. The button is located under the face plate. Pry off by lifting just under the Garmin name.

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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.

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