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Unit is dead / no power and wont turn on with usb plugged in

This is a 4040 model

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  • lorrie_jense Nov 12, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem with my unit. It was working fine for about 3 weeks and now it won't power on it is dead. What is the problem with it.

  • DMielk Nov 13, 2008

    I have had this unit for over a year. Today I used it to get to a meeting and when I came out the unit will not turn on. It is dead. Nothing on the screen. Any suggestions?

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The folowing advice pertains to the following magellan gps systems.

Magellan 800, 860, 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3050, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and 6000t

i fix these and many other magellan gps daily so when considering my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.

assuming your car charger is working (the little green light is on) and your magellan still wont start up after holding the power button while its plugged in for up to ten seconds and still does not start..read below

this is actually a very common problem with these magellan power ports...they are poor quality from the factory and always and i mean always fail..the new ports that you find on ebay are 100% better then the factory port.

if your able to replace that power port yourself, you can get one HERE, if not, ask the fellow that sells them for help.

due to some dubious "experts" on fixya, im not permitted to help you directly, but please follow the link above to get further help.

let me know if you need more help or info

bill
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  • Ben Dover Jun 23, 2010

    please let me know if you need more help...careful what advice you take from this site...i work on these magellan daily, so take that in to consideration when review answers from experts...most on here are just goggling or guessing at the solution

    i would not trust any expert that has more 2thumbs up then 3 or 4 thumbs ups....always check there profile and consider or try the advice given, before letting feedback


    bill


  • Ben Dover Jun 23, 2010

    why do they do that you ask, well thats a good question..they do it to maintain expert status so they can answer the payed questions

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When I plug the 12 volt charger in the lighter the green light goes on. When I plug the Maestro 4040 into the charger the green light goes off and the unit won't power up. I checked the power port and I am...


hey mousehunter, you say you have continuity, did you mean voltage..looking at your 4040 with the back off and screen face down (you probably know this already..sorry if you do) the power port should be on the lower left corner...open it back up and the contact at the top left is a ground as is the lower left corner, the lower right is a ground and the top right is the poss.....this is very common for these ports to fail

Does it look like the port has been replaced, or do you know if it was...normally this happens because of excessive heat from trying to solder a new port on it.


1st i would try a home charger to rule out the charger. (you can check if its working by going in the power options and looking at the power meter and see if its moving, assuming you can still turn it on)


if its totally dead, try this...remove the cover again and disconnect the battery, then press and hold the power button for 1 minute....with the battery unplugged, plug in a known good charger and press and hold the power button for up to ten seconds and see if it starts.

let me know what you find.


bill
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Aug 16, 2010 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Won't turn on.


if you still have an issue with this, ill be glad to help you..just reply to this post ..(see my feedback)

YOU CAN NOT CHARGE A MAGELLAN 4040 WITH A USB CABLE!

if the green light is on, on your car charger, the charger is working..if its on (the green light) and still wont start after holding the power button for up to ten seconds, let me know and i will help you further.

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May 06, 2010 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Will not charge thru the USB or the car charger. Is the battery replaceable?


a magellan 4040 can not charge through the USB port and if it wont charge with a known good car or home charger, then read below.



This is very common problem with this and many model of magellans.

Try the car charger.

Make sure
green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

The following Magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 3000, 3050, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5310 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your Magellan
gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

You can
buy the port or get it repaired, HERE


if the links dont work or If you need further help, just let me know.

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Jan 18, 2010 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Magellan crossover gps wont turn on,try resett button held for over 10 seconds its dead


this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.



make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get help to repaired it, here
or buy the port here

if you need further help, just let me know.

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Oct 19, 2009 | Magellan Crossover GPS

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Magellan 4040 wont turn on


its probably not charging...very common problem with this and many others.

make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (upto ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000,2200t,2500,3000,3100,3140,4000,4040,4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get it repaired, here
or buy the port here

if you need further help, just let me know.

bill 8ca7cd3.gif

Oct 13, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Computer does not recognize it


assuming your using a windows xp or 2000 os, try another cable if you have one..turn the gps off, plug in the usb cord and restart the gps. if that fails, if the cable is connected to a port on the front of the computer,move the usb cable to a rear port on the computer and try the previous way i just explained.

if those fail, disconnect all usb devises connected to the pc and restart the computer and try again. (always use a rear port on the pc if you can)

good luck

Aug 03, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Problems with Magellan Maestro? 4040 GPS power connection


Wow if you opened the unit Magellan can tell. If your unit was under warranty You might have talked them into a repair (if your very very very persistent with you can get thin done , eventually ) but now you talk to them to see what they can do but it may be cheaper to go get another unit

Jan 12, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Problems with Magellan Maestro? 4040 GPS power connection


Hi,

I also have the same problem - the yellow power jack has broken connections. I fixed it by soldering it back. In my unit, the connection pads under the external power jack were intact and I was able to solder the jack easily. The audio out jack nearby has also come-off the PC board, along with the pads. I am not able to re-solder these back. Since the audio jack is part of the speaker circuit I have lost the text-to-speech function!

Hope you are able to fix yours.

Dec 17, 2008 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Problems with Magellan Maestro? 4040 GPS power connection


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

Dec 16, 2008 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Won't turn on


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

Oct 12, 2008 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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