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Blank screen I have a handheld unit that was working fine, untill my son got a hold of it. now every time I push the power button, I get a flash of black across the screen then nothing. I have changed batteries, and also tryed pushing the nav and power buttons together still nothing. three attemts to contact magellan have failed.

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Re: blank screen

Same problem that the older IFiner (Lowrance) had, it is an internal problem with the GPS, needs to go in for repairs, BUT first see if it is cheaper to just purchase another GPS

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