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Power problem My Magellan Roadmate 300 worked fine yesterday, today I go to turn it on and it won't power on. It is plugged into the cigarette lighter and the green light is on, acknowleging it is getting power, but when i push and hold the button it will not turn on. Any ideas or solutions would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • amanda1486 Dec 29, 2008

    I do not see a reset button... and it charges while it is in the cigarette lighter.

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THE CENTER PIN IN THE UNIT FOR THE POWER CORD BREAKS VERY EASILY ON THESE UNITS,,,,,MAKING IT UNUSABLE WITHOUT REPAIR.....ITS PRETTY MUCH TRASH

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Is there a reset button you can press? if not try charging it for 10 mins then try and turn it on

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