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    Garmin Zumo 550 GPS Digitizer = DEAD

    My GPS is no longer responding to touch on the screen, so I'm guessing my touchscreen digitizer is dead. Has anyone gone through the process of replacing that screen? $30 on ebay for the full-size digitizer, cheaper if you're willing to go with something that doesn't quite fit right. OR, I could pay Garmin $150 for a refurb exchange and get a 90 day warranty. No idea how long it'll take either to arrive, so I'm weighing options. Thinking I might go the cheap route and DIY.

    http://web.me.com/rocketman_ian/StephensOnline/Blog/Entries/2010/10/8_Garmin_Zumo550_-_Fixed!.html
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    Re: Garmin Zumo 550 GPS Digitizer = DEAD

    Ordered the screen. We'll see how it goes. The 550 seems to be built pretty well. I've had it in monsoon-like rain storms and there are ZERO signs of water entering the unit. Shouldn't be any soldering involved in replacing the screen. Just need to cut it away from the LCD surround with a razor blade, clean up the left over adhesive goop and stick on the new digitizer.

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    Re: Garmin Zumo 550 GPS Digitizer = DEAD

    Got my new digitizer in the mail today. I'm going to do a how-to video showing how to replace it tonight.
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    Re: Garmin Zumo 550 GPS Digitizer = DEAD

    Nah, I fixed it really easily, but was too lazy to bother making a video. If anyone has any questions, I can post up pics and do a video later. The new digitizer actually seems to work better than the original did brand new.
    "In modern warfare the cruiser has virtually disappeared, supplanted in all roles by the destroyer."
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