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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by FrankS, Nov 28, 2009.
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Anybody have that little (make that ultra-tiny) bridge that secures the ribbon cable from the digitizer to the circuit board on a Zumo 450? It had come half off during a ride and when I opened to case, it attacked me. Never again to be seen on the garage floor, or in the boxes, or stuck in my shoe, or wherever.
Garmin won't sell me the part even though I think it's the same on the 550 which they still service
Just wanted to throw out big props to the OP and others who posted this fix. My 550 how been unuseable for quite a while now. I was ready to dump $500 into new one when I came across this thread. I ordered the digitizer about two weeks ago on ebay. I got it a couple days ago and spent about an hour fixing it today. It's working perfectly...for less than $25. THANKS AGAIN!!
It's the thread that keeps on giving!
If only there was a simple fix for the MC cradle. I have 3 blown ones now. Inside, the ribbon that goes from the PC board to the contact pins keeps corroding/arcing which destroys the circuit board and the ribbon. Yes, $75 on Ebay. I've blown 2 this year from water ingress. Suppose I should only ride on nice days?
Like others I was ready to ditch the Garmin but found this thread and despite being useless at fixing things I ordered a combined screen and digitizer from Honk Kong!! Received it within a week - with trepidation set about replacing and found it back in working order within about 10 mins. Many thanks to all
Yes, I have that, hmmmmmm.
If they were waterproof as advertised then they'd last. Hard to tell if the burnt ribbon is the cause or the effect. Maybe a bead of silicone along with the gasket.
Glad I found this thread. This forum rocks!
Zumo 450 began doing the phantom button presses and not letting me scroll. Garmin is not offering to replace/repair at $150 anymore I guess. They offered me 20% off new if I traded it in for a new unit.
I'll fix this one this go-around!
You guys think it would be a good time (while it is all open) to do a Neverwet treatment (minus the screen)?
Son-of-a-b. Always something. I got it all ready to install....peel off the protective plastic....and go to stick it on...no glue bead on the back!!!!
Went back and ordered one from this supplier that is staged to ship from MN. $10 more than the other one I bought which I can't use due to no glue strip on the back. I doubt for $12 that it is worth fighting the supplier over through Ebay but I opened a case just the same. Maybe if/when that is settle I will have a spare.
Well the new one came with no adhesive on the back side of the frame for sticking to the LCD either. Guess I will get some thin 3M HA or HB or something similar...
OK did a Google search and came up with 3M double sided tape 2mm width made for this purpose. Probably won't find it locally
Got the 3M adhesive strip in 2mm width last night and put the screen on with ease. Made sure the gasket was in the groove and put it all back together and calibrated it.
It works better than it has since the first day I got it. Responds very fast to touch now.
I have enough 3M tape now to do probably 1000 of these things!
I'm going to give this digitizer repair a try also. I have one other problem though, the rubber cover over my power on/off button came off while on a ride. Any replacements out there?
None that I've ever seen. There was a new case on Ebay from Russia for $129 tho.
I sold my old dead 450 Garmin doesn't support for parts. It had great buttons. You could send the whole thing to Garmin for overhaul since you have 2 issues. Or just seal up the button somehow. I've heard pencil rubbers work.
repaired my 550 today, lcd+touch.
came home in a week ("8 days a week..." ), great service.
(11/18/13 - 11/26/13)
easy job, and works now great.
thanks for advice.
* I noticed that 550 front cover is not so robust it should, 2 plastic studs for holding the screen frame screws were cut off;
I used 2-component-clue to fix them back.
if they fail again later, next step will be using screws through the cover with some silicon stuff to keep water outside.
* power button rubber was partly torn broken, big hole in side, nearly half way off - to let water in;
I clued tube-patch over it with rubber-clue. nice, and easy, button presses ok, with black and orange ktm color...
well, look up, post #197
if you lost the whole button, then put some rubber-stud there to reach the power button on the bord.
Ordered two screens for 60.00 and replaced a screen today in ten minutes. Works awesome!!! Once again thanks ADVRIDER!!!!
Just wanted to pass on a few tips that took me hours to figure out.
A Zumo 450 was given to me because it "crapped out" I was told. The digitizer acted like it needed replacement so I attempted it but cracked the LCD. Ordered a new one from Goodsupply0889 as usual. The box arrived looking like an accordion. Great.
Installed it and just could not get the digitizer to function correctly. On the warning screen I couldn't press "agree" for the life of me and had to wait fot it to time out. Still wonky function and it WOULD NOT go into the calibration screen on startup because it didn't recognize the lower rh touch with the power button. Flipped the gasket, tried a few times but no change. I thought the digitizer got damaged in transit.
So I tried to update the software but Garmin Express said it was up to date. Went to Garmin WebUpdater and RE-INSTALLED the software. That worked wonders and allowed me to reach the calibration screen and after that excercise- perfect!
I'm thinking a software re-install may have fixed the problem originally but hey, it's got a new LCD scren and digitizer now.