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IT WILL NOT POWER ON I HAVE RESET IT WITH BOTH BUTTONS

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Forgotten my pin number for garmin and my secret location. how can i access/reset it please?


Welcome to FixYa!

Here's how to reset Garmin Street Pilot C550:

1. Remove the front plate of the c550 by sliding your finger under the groove in the plate below the Garmin mark on the plate.

2. Push the now-exposed reset button. The reset button is located on the same side of the c550 as the power cable connector.

3. Plug the c550 into an external power source to restart the c550 after you have reset it. The factory default settings will be restored.

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Jas247

Apr 26, 2011 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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GARMIN C550


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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I can't chrage garmin c550 using carg charger gtm20. But I can charge using usb connected to computer. I had to replace fuse and I may be missing a part in gtm20 assembly. Is there a spring? How does


There is a fuse in the cigarette lighter end on the power cable, twist off the end of the adapter to expose a cap, fuse and spring.

Hope this is of some help.
Ed

Apr 20, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin c550 just stopped working today. It is about 3 yrs old. If it is a battery, how can I get it replaced? I'm in Orlando, Fl


Mine did the same. Wouldn't power on. The manual says if it doesnt power on when plugged into a power source, reset it.
There is a groove on the faceplate under the Garmin logo. place your thumbnail there and gently pry off the face plate. Look for the reset button on the right side, press it.
The unit should power on for normal use.
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc550_OwnersManual.pdf

If you need to re-set it often, update the system software.

Feb 19, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin c550 will not come on anymore. The screeen is black


Check the 12v power cord to make sure its still powering/charging the unit. Usually they have a light on them that will show if its receiving power or not. You can also unscrew the tip of those things (on most cables) and check the fuse to see if its blown. If its not lighting up and the fuse on the cable is ok check the one in your truck to see if it needs replacing.

If the cable is not the issue then the GPS is probably dead. If its not under warranty the flat rate repair fee from Garmin is $200
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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How do i reset the c550


To perform a master reset on the StreetPilot c5xx series:

1. Power the StreetPilot off (ensure that it is not connected to external power)
2. Touch-and-hold your finger in the lower right corner of the Touchscreen
3. Power the StreetPilot on
4. Continue to hold your finger there until "Erase all user date?" appears
5. Remover finger from the Touchscreen
6. Touch "Yes"

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Nov 14, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Garmin c550 pin or password


The only way to unlock a PIN locked Garmin is to enter the correct PIN number, or take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered. Your only other option is to send the unit to Garmin.

May 13, 2008 | 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.

Dec 06, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Screen says memory full and it won't map a route! GRRRRRRR


Hi, Please do not shoot the messenger (me) but this is a known problem with Garmin GPS units. According to Garmin Tech Support, this only occurs on Garmin units with older firmware. (Personally, I am not convinced this is actually true. I no longer have my Garmin C550, which I personally liked the best out of all the GPS units I have owned or used. I will buy another Garmin, probably a Nuvi, when this silliness sorts itself out.) Anyway, you have two options, neither of them acceptable to most people, including me. 1)Perform a HARD RESET which will wipe out all data on your unit, including your favorite points, Bluetooth connections, and almanac data (satellite information). Your unit will then need at least 40 minutes, with a clear view of the sky, to update the almanac and reacquire its location. To HARD RESET, unplug your C550 from the charger and turn it off. With the C550 screen facing you, press the bottom right hand corner of your screen and hold in (relatively firmly) and then press and hold POWER. You need hold both constantly for at least 30 seconds. Follow the instructions on the screen. See if any of your personal information is still there. If there is none, then you might as well perform Step 2 below. 2)Download and Load New Firmware onto the C550. Upgrading firmware is relatively easy provided you have a computer. Visit Garmin's website (www.garmin.com). Go to "Support" .. "Updates and Downloads" and then click "Unit Software." Download the software called WebUpdater. Run that and follow its directions. The new Firmware (Software that is loaded into internal memory that does not need power to remember the information) hopefully will fix the MEMORY FULL problem. Good Luck and please post back if the fixes helped or not. I really want the new firmware to work so I can buy another Garmin.

Oct 05, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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