Zumo 550 won't power up after extended storage

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Krautbikeman, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    I just put my hands on a Zumo that has been sitting in a box in my garage for at least a couple of years. I hooked up a 12v power cable to my DRZ battery and verified that I have power to one of the four pins on the power cord, but I can't seem to get the Zumo to power up.

    Any suggestions (besides selling it to Drif10 :lol3 ?)
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  2. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Which Zumo model (450, 550, 660, etc)?
    Is it in a cradle?
    If it has a USB port on the bottom can you plug it in with that to a USB port on a charger or computer and see what happens?
    Battery may be toast having deeply discharged, remove and reinsert, or replace if dead and not taking a charge?

    Just a start to get you thinking, let me know how you go....
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  3. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    its 550 it says so in the thread title:deal

    i though there was a whiperin smilie there somewhere
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  4. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    550. In the cradle, it is unresponsive and failing to charge, despite the fact that one of the four prongs on the power cord IS showing 12v. I tried the mini-USB on a charger this morning and the unit powers up, however, I cannot tell if it is charging or not. There is an icon showing on the screen that the USB is hooked up...

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