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Won't turn on

I am not able to turn GPS unit on. It will go on once in a while but most of the time it won't go on at all. I am using the switch on the top, plugged in to electrical outlet and not plugged in. Nothing works. Unit is only about a year old.

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This is a very common problem with these magellan 3140 and also the 3100,2000,2200t,2500,4000,4040 and the 4050

most likely the power port is damaged and needs replaced.i have these power ports but often they just need re soldered..i can repair these magellan gps if you need help. if i cant fix it there is no charge.wmetz@comcast.net ...

to open the case on a 4040 you must start on the power button side, otherwise youll break the unit

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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