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The hole of +- joint for external connection cord was broken

Dear Sir, I have a Magellan Roadmate 800 and its hole for +- external connection cord was broken. i.e. I can use the external connection cord to plug-into my device successfully. Thanks. Roman

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  • roman31 Apr 06, 2009

    The solution is very easy as follows. Please open the bottom and do the soldering on 4 points easily. It is because the old solderings were losed. U can ask for help from someone who has a soldering gun for electronics.

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I have a similar problem that the Power cord connection is broke (on the unit itself) - I use an Enhanced Cradle to power the unit and it works.

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I have found my friend who is very familiar in electionic and small appliances to help me. I can fix it too, but unfortunately I do not have any soldering tools and parts here. I will bring it to Hong Kong and let my friend to fix it. It's very cheap if we find anyone to fix it in China where Magellan is assembled . Thanks.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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