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Broken power socket on Roadmate 360

The socket where I plug the power adapter into the GPS unit broke. Can it be repaired?

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What you need to do is take to a electronic repair shop and have them weld new cables to where the socket goes and from there you can do you on plug. or aask them to do it for you, i did fix mine this way..... hope it was helpful.......

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Yes you have to change the dc jack in it.. It took me about an hour..

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