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post #1 of 12 Old 07-05-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Zumo Not Charging

Out for an all day ride today, I noticed that my Zumo 450 battery was discharging. All of the connections are clean and dry. Placing the unit while switched off into the powered cradle it did not turn on by its self as usual.

When I got home, I checked voltage at the connector to the cradle & had 12v. I put the Zumo on my car cradle and it seemed to charge ok. It seems the MC cradle is not charging as it should. Anyone else have this issue and get any help from Garmin?

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-05-2009, 06:19 PM
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The cradle has been the cause of many connection problems. Garmin replaced mine.

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Cleaning the pins in the cradle with contact cleaner will keep everything working. I've been doing this about every six weeks or so for the last couple of years.

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Cleaning the pins in the cradle with contact cleaner will keep everything working. I've been doing this about every six weeks or so for the last couple of years.
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I'll try cleaning the contacts again. Garmin agreed that the cradle probably took a dump and should be replaced.

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I'll try cleaning the contacts again. Garmin agreed that the cradle probably took a dump and should be replaced.
The contacts are the most likely problem, however there are active electronics inside the cradle. Something could be going on there.

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:-) Mio :-)
Does your touch screen still look like it was clawed by a bear? :rolleyes:

I had this happen once, hit them with a pencil eraser and all good.

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Don't wash with cradle on the bike!

Many cradles fail after a day in the rain or a wash without the unit mounted. Remove the cradle when washing, regardless of what Garmin says.
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I actually had mine die in the rain on the way to work a couple of weeks ago.

Water actually had made it to the contact points with the zumo installed.

It was completely dead. Pulling the battery and resetting it did nothing. The fuse did not blow.

Sent it to Garmin. A few days later, I had a new one. No questions asked!
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Interesting thread. I had my Zumo die on a trip over Memorial Day. Pulled it off to go eat and when I put it back on it was dead. Nothing, nada. Had paper maps for the rest of the trip but was a bit bummed to lose the trip log. Once I got home, I took the battery off, cleaned the contacts, and it came back to life. Hasn't failed again, and I just did a 400 mile trip to Sequoia this weekend in blazingly hot temps on the return trip. Guess these things are a bit finicky.

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