ZUMO 550 DOA

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by koa925, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. koa925

    koa925 Senior Stromer

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    I have a 550 that's been great until today, powered up fine when I started the bike, then stopped working entirely ! no what ? anyone out there able to diagnose or where to send for repair ? is it worth it ? thanks for any help
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  2. Boricua

    Boricua Been here awhile

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    check with garmin support. long ago I sent a dead nuvi 500 back in exchange for a refurbished unit for a flat fee. It was a faction of a new unit.

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  3. smbjm

    smbjm Been here awhile

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  4. Daboo

    Daboo Been here awhile

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    I bought a refurbished 590LM for several hundred dollars less than new. Around $500 or so. It works great.

    If I had to do it again, I think I would look seriously at buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. In a couple months, it won't be the latest model and will be at a substantial discount. The Note 5 is waterproof and has one of the brightest screens you'll find. I liked the TomTom GPS software enough to buy it for a 3 year subscription. It works better than my Garmin 590LM...and I'd be using it if I didn't have the 590LM already.

    Chris
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  5. koa925

    koa925 Senior Stromer

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    got a tip from another adventure rider, hold down the + and the start button at the same time and it resets the unit, it worked, very happy....................thanks guys
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  6. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Or...........remove the battery and put it back in. Mine used to do it so often that I kept the little allen wrench handy.
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  7. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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    DOA = dead on arrival. Meaning you just opened a brand new unit and it does not work.

    Its an old gps, youve got little to loose by openening it up, maybe its something simple.

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