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It died and won't turn back on.

I have a Magellan Roadmate 1200, but the receipt got thrown away. It died and won't turn back on. I have a car charger and tried that and charging with my cell phone charger which seemed to fit. I hit the reset but it won't work. There seems to be no way to open the unit. Thanks for your help!

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    Thanks for your help.

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If you are sure that it is charged you need to hold the power button down for about 30 seconds or more. If it doesn't come on then try it with your charger plugged in. If this still doesn't work try it in another car to see if your car outlet isn't working. You shouldn't use your phone charger it is the wrong voltage.

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The receipt would not do much good if you had it over a certain amount of period. However, you need to register your product and you will have some sort of warranty in which you can "cash in" on, if you did nothing to make it die. You can go ahead and do this now, put in the date you purchased it, and call Magellan for repair or replacement.

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The internal board is damaged . You need to take to service center to get it repaired . But the cost of repair will be little expensive .

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