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Broken-off power connector

The yellow power connector detached from the solder points on my 4040. It is intact but I don't know what to use to reconnect it.


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  • scottydepot Nov 08, 2008

    exact same problem for me. simple fix-open gps, 4 screw to open. solder the 4 contact points on the yellow power connector and then close unit and put back the 4 screws. it must be a bad solder like mine and broke with the vibrations when driving.

  • hot_50 Nov 17, 2008

    My charger plug wouldn't go all the way in and the power kept going on and off. When I push hard to plug it in the power connector broke off.

    It seems this may be a defect in this unit.

  • hot_50 Nov 17, 2008

    Is there a trick to get the case apart. I unscrewed the 4 screws but it doesn't want to budge and don't want to force it.

  • HalSchmidt Dec 10, 2008

    I had the same problem, when I resoldered them (I only found 2), it will charge, but the connection is flakey and I have to keep moving it, so it it is not very usable.

  • john23452734 Dec 27, 2008

    i have the same problem but with the magellan roadmate 1430

    should i do the same thing to fix it?


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Most likely the power port is damaged and needs replaced.i repair those magellan gps if you need help. if i cant fix it there isno charge. wmetz@comcast.netto open the case on a 4040 you must start on the power button side, otherwise youll break the unit

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