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Zumo 550 - blank screen

Have owned for 2 weeks now and used in car & on bike OK. Today, on the bike, it died leaving me with an illuminated but blank screen. Can see the device with explorer OK and have tried the soft reset and the battery out for 10 seconds but nothing happens. Worrying thing is a similar thing happened to my TomTom Go 700 but that was even 'deader'. I wired the device directly to the battery! Could there be a voltage overload - a common cause???
Any ideas please?????

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Does it startup when you hold and keep your thumb pressed on the top left corner of the touch screen while pressing the power on switch?

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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    Marcel Bakker Jun 10, 2008

    The other solution to reset the machine are: press and hold the plus key and press the power button and hold till it switches on, this is a cold reset. The other one is remove the battery ( 2mm Allen wrench required) and put it back a few minutes later, not 10 seconds!

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When I turn my Garmin 550 on it says loading maps, then goes to the select a local: It's frozen their on United States i push OK and nothing happens can not change the Locale it's frozen I tried...


Hi tkfranks331,

Press the power key and hold it if the screen of your Zumo is frozen. Keep holding the power key while pressing the key that has a plus symbol ("+") on it. This will reset your device and unfreeze the screen. You can also try calibrating the screen by pressing the power key for one full minute.

If this does not work, please follow these steps.

1. Update the internal disk software. Download and install WebUpdater on the computer. Please visit this link to download the WebUpdater.

2. Open WebUpdater on the computer.

3. Connect the Zumo 550 to the computer with its USB cable.

4. WebUpdater will automatically search for updates.

5. Follow the prompts to download any pertinent updates for the Zumo 550.

Hope it helps.

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Aug 17, 2011 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Speaker doesn't work when using Garmin on my motorcycle but it works in my truck. got any ideas?


there is a speaker on the cradle for the car and none on the bike cradle probably due to the exposure to the elements when on the bike and i think the Zumo must be powered from the bike for the speaker on the Zumo to work when riding.

May 23, 2009 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Zumo Wull not charge form bike mount


Experience the same problem with my Zumo 550. Told by service advisor @ Radio World that this is a common problem. Unit needs to be charged on the DC charger occasionally. The motorcycle mount and car mounts, I was told, does not charge the battery on these units, but maintains a charged battery.

Oct 19, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Zumo 550


Make sure that the bike's electrical connection to the GPS unit is actualy not having power once you turn the key off in the bike. This GPS turns on with external power. It is inherent in to its design.

In the case were you cannot have the bike's power source to the GPS turn off with the key, see if you can wire a small in-line switch in series with the GPS unit so that you have an external power switch. This should be easy to do.

The models I have used from Garmin have their own power switch. You should be able to use its power switch to turn it off.

Jerry G.

Jul 19, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Zumo 400


You mean helmet speakers? If you use the bike mount it should work, the car mount is a line out(not amplified so the sound is very poor) I had a wired helmet set, worked okay below 50 KMh

Jun 16, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Garmin zumo 550 cannot find satellites


I'd remove the battery first, leave it out some time, put it back, fully charge it and use webupdater to see if all is up to date. There is a test menu on the Zumo to see if all works. I will tell you how to get there, only after you have tried the above first!

Jun 16, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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My garmin zumo will not turn on.


Have you also held the power on button for a couple of minutes, with the battery installed, and without the battery installed. There is an issue with the garmin dying, some cases a new battery helps, other cases, just leave the battery to charge for several hours, worst case is that you have to ship it to Garmin. I had a couple of Dead Zumo, however, removing the battery for several minutes, putting it back and clipping the zumo in the car holder did the trick for me. I also have a spare battery and allen wrench, just in case...

May 26, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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i have contacted garmin and they requested i return it to them for repair.

Feb 17, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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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.

Dec 22, 2007 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Unit won't draw power from the bike battery


Ay I just fixed my Zumo 550, that would constantly go into battery power when hook up to my Motorcycle, found the enemy I was fighting was lack of proper ground (-).

Aug 20, 2007 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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