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broken screen Garmin zumo550

Hello!
I lost my Garmin while offroading and noticed it a bit later. It was a wonder that I found it in the dark (even the SD card that had fallen out) but it looks beat up, the screen is broken. I can start it but then the screen just lights up and partly gets black. The buttons to zoom are gone and on the upper plastic frame a part is missing in the middle..
Any ideas what to do? I saw that it is possible to buy a screen and a guy here in Mexico says he could fix it. Garmin says no! But they offer a replacement of the whole unit for 2000 Pesos...I am waiting for an answer if they even ship to Guatemala, as delivery time might be more than 4 weeks...
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Hello!
I lost my Garmin while offroading and noticed it a bit later. It was a wonder that I found it in the dark (even the SD card that had fallen out) but it looks beat up, the screen is broken. I can start it but then the screen just lights up and partly gets black. The buttons to zoom are gone and on the upper plastic frame a part is missing in the middle..
Any ideas what to do? I saw that it is possible to buy a screen and a guy here in Mexico says he could fix it. Garmin says no! But they offer a replacement of the whole unit for 2000 Pesos...I am waiting for an answer if they even ship to Guatemala, as delivery time might be more than 4 weeks...
Thanks for suggestions!
I just changed my screen 6 month ago while in Indonesia, ordered it via ebay from Hongkong. Changing takes 5 min and its super easy there are several HowTos on the net...

But for 120EUR I would take the replacement!
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If they do it for 2000 pesos I will go for it. Took it apart.both screens are to be replaced
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I just changed my screen 6 month ago while in Indonesia, ordered it via ebay from Hongkong. Changing takes 5 min and its super easy there are several HowTos on the net...

But for 120EUR I would take the replacement!
Just out of interest, did you change the digitiser and the screen, or just one or the other? My 550 is dead too but I've purchased a 660 so I could continue with my trip. Trouble is I don't want to spend too much on the 550, even though it has a lifetime maps entitlement. I'm thinking that I may have a go at the digitiser myself if it really is that easy ...


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Just out of interest, did you change the digitiser and the screen, or just one or the other? My 550 is dead too but I've purchased a 660 so I could continue with my trip. Trouble is I don't want to spend too much on the 550, even though it has a lifetime maps entitlement. I'm thinking that I may have a go at the digitiser myself if it really is that easy ...


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Yes I changed both, it´s not worth it to change only one part. It was 18 EURO + shipping.

Step-by-Step guide: Zumo touch screen and digitizer replacement - ADVrider

10 min max. I bought: FULL LCD Screen Display Garmin Zumo 400 500 450 550 79mmx 64.5m (look in ebay) 18EUR plus 35USD shipipng because I needed it express shipping. (for exampel here: FULL LCD Screen Display Garmin Zumo 400 500 450 550 79mmx 64.5m | eBay)

You have to mesure the screen though, they are all slightly different +-1.5mm.

Hope that helps.

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That's a great help Sascha, besten dank!!

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I used a Garmin Zumo 500, but the touchscreen failed .. .. so I replaced this part with a brand new LCD Screen and Digitizer – Sascha is right; it’s not a difficult job to do – but unfortunately this didn't fix the problem, which obviously went deeper than just a new screen/digitizer. So like Muppix, I bought a new Zumo 660 instead, which I’m using to this day.

Upshot is that I now have a redundant Zumo 500, fitted with a brand new screen/digitizer. Note – the 500 body unit, as far as I’m aware, is exactly the same as the 550, size-wise etc.

If anyone here in the UK wants my old 500 unit for its spare parts value, particularly the screen+digitizer, then let me know and I’ll pop the whole thing in the post to you. No charge required.
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I used a Garmin Zumo 500, but the touchscreen failed .. .. so I replaced this part with a brand new LCD Screen and Digitizer – Sascha is right; it’s not a difficult job to do – but unfortunately this didn't fix the problem, which obviously went deeper than just a new screen/digitizer. So like Muppix, I bought a new Zumo 660 instead, which I’m using to this day.

Upshot is that I now have a redundant Zumo 500, fitted with a brand new screen/digitizer. Note – the 500 body unit, as far as I’m aware, is exactly the same as the 550, size-wise etc.

If anyone here in the UK wants my old 500 unit for its spare parts value, particularly the screen+digitizer, then let me know and I’ll pop the whole thing in the post to you. No charge required.
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HI Keith,

ur still in UK? Not back in SEA soon? We are still in DownUnder. We would be interested because all our Rubber Buttons are completly gone and fixed with tape at the moment.... and I can not get them anywhere... Just an idea...

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HI Keith,

ur still in UK? Not back in SEA soon?
Hi mate. Yeah, still in the UK due to breavement. Very sad times .. Details are at the bottom of my blog's front page.

Going back to KL though at the very end of next month. YAY to that ..

If you want it (Zumo unit) then give me an address and I'll send it on down.

Trust you and Kerstin are still in high spirits. We really enjoyed our time together with you guys in Java.

All the best

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Hi mate. Yeah, still in the UK due to breavement. Very sad times .. Details are at the bottom of my blog's front page.

Going back to KL though at the very end of next month. YAY to that ..

If you want it (Zumo unit) then give me an address and I'll send it on down.

Trust you and Kerstin are still in high spirits. We really enjoyed our time together with you guys in Java.

All the best

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Hi Keith, my depest condolence. Been through that myself not so long ago, know how you feel.

I will send you an address as soon as we have one. Have to find somebody in Tasmania where we can pick it up later. I guess will be easy to find, hopefully.

The evening in the rocking shopping center was a great one!

cheers Mate

ps. tried to send you a Pm but:
Keith1954 has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

cant find your email in my chaos system can you send me a PM with your email please so I send you the contact details...

OK found it, u have a mail....
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solved!

after some weeks of different info and back and forth I received a brand new GPS. There were too many other problems than the screen that I decided to go that way. I had to pay 240 US $.
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Hi Keith, my depest condolence. Been through that myself not so long ago, know how you feel.

I will send you an address as soon as we have one. Have to find somebody in Tasmania where we can pick it up later. I guess will be easy to find, hopefully.

The evening in the rocking shopping center was a great one!

cheers Mate

ps. tried to send you a Pm but:
Keith1954 has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

cant find your email in my chaos system can you send me a PM with your email please so I send you the contact details...

OK found it, u have a mail....
Hi Keith,

got the new screen today from Hong Kong... All fine now, works like new, 15USD from HK, thanks to your buttons now waterproof again! Have a good time and remember: I own you some s and we have to meet once again to drink them! So lets see how and when we do it...

cheers Mate,

GRTS form Kerstin....
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looking for buttons for 550 myself

I've replaced screen and digitizer thingy but the buttons are knackered. Anyone manage to find a source of these or has anyone got a buggered 550 they dont need the buttons?
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