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Old 06-08-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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My Zumo is dead

It's been fine. Not great, but, fine. I love the bluetooth phone feature. XM is not important. MP3's aren't that important anymore since I now use my iPhone for that.

Maybe, switch to a zumo 660, but, there are things about my old 276c I miss. Mostly, I find the Zumo to be so dumbed down. What else is out there? Is there a chartplotter style GPS that also has bluetooth phone capability?

Magellen? TomTom seems dumbed down too, but....

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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Garmin is exchanging for a refurb'd unit for $150. Not bad for a Zumo that has been abused the last couple years. YeeHawww
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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Try plugging it into your PC via the USB cable then turn your PC off and let it sit overnight, it usually wakes them right up (don't ask me why).
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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The interface is simplified. I wouldn't call it dumbed down and I don't miss the old Garmin OS at all.

Pull the battery and then reinstall it. It's a known issue.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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thanks, guys. I've already sent it in for a refurb'd unit. I did try the battery trick, updating with the webupdater, wiping it clean and rebooting, calibrating the touch screen. I tried.

Simplified is putting it mildly... I like the Zumo, but, if I could've had everything the 276c did, plus everything Zumo does, it'd be the ultimate. It's all a compromise in the end, and, I'm fine with the compromise.
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