Question about Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver
It worked just fine and I turned it off. I could not turn it back on. Charged it for a while, but it still does not turn on.
I had this same problem - the unit doesn't turn on.
I took the silver bezel off the front, and found that there were 4 screws holding the thing together, and that there was a reset button on the front. Reset button didn't do anything, of course, in my case, but after opening the case I found the culprit:
The board which has the charging unit, mic in, and line out on it, with markings
94V-0", "172-7", and "01067-00 V8", had blown a component on the board - it was black right next to where the line plugs in for the speakers and the battery. Looks like there's a 6 pin tiny component which looks like a relay or a pROM like a SPD chip on memory. Unfortunately, I don't see any markings on this. I think a solution would be to get a similar unit which uses the same charging/IO board and swap it - bad/cracked screen would be a perfect candidate. The other way would be to figure out how to get the particular part from Garmin themselves, because I'm not really into fixing surface mount solder points.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Same problem for me today
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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