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Blacked out pixels on Magellan 4250

I had my Magellan 4250 for 6 months and I started getting blacked out spots on the screen. I sent it in for repair and about 6 weeks after getting it back it starting happening again. I notice that someone on this site says there is a solution but he wants $75. I don't know how to contact him.

Do you know the solution or should I send it back to Magellan for the second time?

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Then it's still under warranty, send it back, request extended warranty for lost time Be very very very persistent
Why pay someone $75 to change the touch screen when Magellan will do it for free?

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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