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jester2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Garmin Oregon 550 Battery Life Reply with quote

I've found I'm having trouble with my Oregon 550. Fitting either the supplied rechargeables, or standard alkaline batteries (Energiser/Duracell) gives an erratic performance and a very short life. I find that within about twenty minutes the unit has frozen up and stopped recording or has shut down completely. If it has frozen I have to remove the batteries to reset it, as the power button will not respond.
Lithium batteries when fitted from new show 3/4 full, dropping soon to 1/2 full, however it does not cut out while in use.

Has anyone had similar issues?

I contacted Garmin about a month back through their website, and since then I've had NO RESPONSE
Anyone know how to get an answer from these people?
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Haggis Hunter
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phone them up. I had an issue with my 300 and phoned them they sorted it out over the phone there and then.
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ayr_lad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got an up to date firmware? I noticed the battery was not showing as full with new batteries and the firmware update fixed that. Never experienced your other issues with my 200.

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jester2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dowloaded all the updates and it's now working Very Happy
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