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Old 04-22-2011, 09:51 AM   #61
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They list the screen dimensions as 79mm x 64.5mm. I thought that the correct dimensions were 79.3mm x 64.77mm (3.125" x 2.550")as previously posted on this thread.Barry
That is so close the difference is negligible.
The wrong size would be 76 x 63
You are safe buying that one.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:08 PM   #62
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #63
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The risk here is that you F up the procedures. Like maybe the ribbon cable doesn't connect a easily as youd expect and you end up breaking stuff. Then you're screwed because no Garmin won't warranty it, at all... And you get stuck with an oversized $700 kickstand puck. Ask me how I know.




that dont sound right

you are paying $150 because its out of warranty


in outer words How can you void something that THEY already voided..
everybody that pays has a voided warranty
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:33 PM   #64
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^ I like the way you think, but the nerd on the phone told me since I opened the unit they can no longer accept it.... even for $150. I tried my best to convince him that the unit was broken, I was simply trying to fix it and save them and mysellf the time and effort.

I said something like "you should be able to trust me on this, obviously this is a recurring issue (digitizer) with the Zumos, so you would suspect I'm not trying to pull your leg. I repaired it and while connecting the ribbon cable back the connector fell off the board. Why should I be offered something less than someone else with a faulty Zumo?"

He's like "First of all I've never heard of that problem with Zumos [roll eyes] and I'm telling you, since you opened it we cannot do anything for you...."

Before going ape shit on the guy I slammed down the phone and licked my wounds.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:47 PM   #65
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^ I like the way you think, but the nerd on the phone told me since I opened the unit they can no longer accept it.... even for $150. I tried my best to convince him that the unit was broken, I was simply trying to fix it and save them and mysellf the time and effort.

I said something like "you should be able to trust me on this, obviously this is a recurring issue (digitizer) with the Zumos, so you would suspect I'm not trying to pull your leg. I repaired it and while connecting the ribbon cable back the connector fell off the board. Why should I be offered something less than someone else with a faulty Zumo?"

He's like "First of all I've never heard of that problem with Zumos [roll eyes] and I'm telling you, since you opened it we cannot do anything for you...."

Before going ape shit on the guy I slammed down the phone and licked my wounds.
That connector on the board can be replaced. I don't currently have a decent solder workstation but I've done that type of finicky rework. In other words, don't throw the unit off a cliff. Worst case sell it to an inmate.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:28 PM   #66
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I suspect that the touchscreens are going to be a recurring problem on the Zumo 550....as well as the buttons falling off. A savings of 120 bucks or so achieved by replacing them yourself seems like a reasonable risk tradeoff.

I'm considering buying a couple of spare sets in case the supply dries up. I like the 550 better than the later models and see no reason to "trade up"...at least not until they offer some new capability I can't resist!

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:34 PM   #67
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:54 AM   #68
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that dont sound right

you are paying $150 because its out of warranty


in outer words How can you void something that THEY already voided..
everybody that pays has a voided warranty


You may have an expired warranty period, but once you open the case, they say they will not give you a out of warranty replacement for $150.

I don't remember any seal on my 376c when I took it apart for the internal battery replacement - but don't know about the Zumo. IIRC, there were some people who have received $150 replacements for some rather heavily damaged units
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It appears to me that this seller is now selling the unit only that has the LCD and the touch screen together? Am I reading this right? So this should be an easier installation than separating the two if you just get the digitizer right? Mine has became a brick as well and I really miss my Zumo, I am so ready to attempt this fix!

Update! Sorry I forgot to add the linky!

http://cgi.ebay.com/FULL-LCD-Screen-...item2c5c223199
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:43 AM   #70
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It appears to me that this seller is now selling the unit only that has the LCD and the touch screen together? Am I reading this right? So this should be an easier installation than separating the two if you just get the digitizer right? Mine has became a brick as well and I really miss my Zumo, I am so ready to attempt this fix!
Go for it! Garmin is back ordered on Zumo 550's and I may not get mine for a trip I have scheduled next weekend. DOH! Now I'm wishing I had done it myself.
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^ Buying just the digitizer is still a pretty easy fix (but does carry risks). I haven't seen where the digitizer and LCD are sold together (already assembled).
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #72
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It appears to me that this seller is now selling the unit only that has the LCD and the touch screen together? Am I reading this right? So this should be an easier installation than separating the two if you just get the digitizer right? Mine has became a brick as well and I really miss my Zumo, I am so ready to attempt this fix!

Update! Sorry I forgot to add the linky!

http://cgi.ebay.com/FULL-LCD-Screen-...item2c5c223199
That is both parts. I have bought from the same description & seller with good success.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:42 AM   #73
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #74
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Wow, I think I may just gotten very lucky! I got home and remembered that I had bought an extended warranty with my Zumo and it is still good till next year!! Woo hoo....


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Old 05-13-2011, 09:46 AM   #75
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Just a thank you for this GREAT thread! My 550 had been sitting on my desk for months since I wasn't willing to pay to fix it, then it sat a month more waiting for me to install the digitizer... But it was incredibly easy, just as described. Thanks!

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