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My magellan 1200 will not keep a charge when i plug it in...it will not turn on cause the battery is dead...when i plug in the charger to the unit it flashes a bright white light for like a fraction of a second so im pretty sure the charger is good but im thinking my the battery inside is shot can anyone help

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  • killertick Oct 18, 2008

    i dont see any screws and im afraid to pull it apart cause it might break...is there a certain way of taking them apart?

  • Terry Baxter
    Terry Baxter Mar 29, 2009

    it will not turn on , bought new charger nothing so my charger should be good

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I agree. I suggest you should go to a technician and try a new battery. If the new battery does not work you should speak to your manufacturer.
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