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Where you plug the Magellan into the RoHS P/N:730527 CT-P168SDS-NXB3.1 plug-in that goes into the cigarette lighter energy source. the little hole on the side of the Magellan has one hole for the plug to go in and it is so loose that the plug will no longer stay in and so it doesn't know that it is plugged in. It seemed like the hole had a black covering on it now it is yellow and I think maybe the black covering fell off so now the plug will not stay plugged in.?

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Hello, Rafster! Cigarette lighter plug problems are not uncommon, and - hopefully - this is the source of your problem. Because the green LED on your plug is lit, it would suggest that the FUSE inside is okay. Still, it's worth checking! The plug is easy to open, and the fuse easy to inspect/replace. IF the fuse is okay, the cord itself or the plug end that attaches to your Roadmate could be damaged. In order to determine this, you would have to check for voltage at the output end. But, you'd need a circuit tester and a wee bit of electronics knowledge to test it. If you don't have access to a tester, then the easiest test is to simply purchase a NEW cigarette lighter cord. You can get them at most retail discount stores (BestBuy; Circuit City; WalMart; etc.); RadioShack; or directly from Magellan. They're generally less than $10.00!

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Magellan Maestro 4250 fuse

It is a Fast Fuse Glass type 5 x 20mm, 2A, 250v. Magellan 4250 can only take 1A of current at 5Volts Radio Shack

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SOURCE: My magellan maestro shuts off after 10 seconds

I had similar problem. While it was still on I pressed the recessed "reset" button and it magically fixed the problem. It retained all my prior settings and locations. Note: must press reset before unit powers off.

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You don't mention which model of Magellan GPS you have so I am not sure which cords your GPS should have included. It sounds like you have the cigarette lighter cord and the USB cord? I am sure that Magellan has an AC adapter available for your GPS. You will want to contact them directly (their website is http://www.magellangps.com) or visit an electronics store that sells Magellan GPS receivers (such as Best Buy™) to purchase the adapter.

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Not sure if you'll see this post, as you asked the question back in Nov, but I
thought I'd tell you what I know anyway.

I and my parents bought the same exact unit within a week of each other.
There's works, and mine does not.

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