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Magellan maestro 3100 turns itself off

My Magellan Maestro 3100 worked perfectly until a few weeks ago. Then it started turning itself off while plugged in and losing all data. Also started recalculating very often. How fix?

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Try using the RESET button . Make sure the battery is holding its charge

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I have the same problems with power lose. Here is how I fixed it.
Be carefull and slide a small thin screwdriver over the top and unlatch
the two top latches and then pry around the plugin's and be careful, then the side latches.

Most of the time the power plug is lose and you will have to re-solder the four corners of the plug.

This worked for me

Ricky

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I have a Magellan, Maestro 3100 that is about 3 years old. I wish to inquire if it is possible to up grade the maps and data on this unit. Please let me know as I am traveling a lot and the present data on this unit seems to be old data and does not have present day roads and directions on it.
Barton French
915 Buchanan st.
Wapello, Iowa 5263
midwest@louisacomm.net

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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I dropped my magellan "maestro 3100", now it will


hi elizalde_cl

start your 3100, then get a paper clip and depress the reset on the left side near the bottom of your 3100 to reset it and let it restart. that should fix it, but if it doesnt, let me know and ill tell you what to do next.

let me know if you need more help or info

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Dec 02, 2010 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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My Magellan Maestro 31100 won't power on


You could have a defective power connection in your Magellan Maestro 3100 which will not allow you to charge the internal battery or power on your unit.
You may try to contact Magellangps.com or Autonav2000.com to see if they can provide you with repair service.
Might be cheaper to purhcase another Magellan Maestro than spend the money on repairs.
Good Luck

Apr 03, 2010 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan maestro 3100 will not hold a charge


this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.

try the car charger.

make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get it repaired, here
or buy the port here

if you need further help, just let me know.

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Dec 02, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Why does my magellan maestro 3100 turn off immediately after I turn it on?


Hi catscan990 Its probably not charging, but plug it into a known good charger and let it charge for a few hours then see if it starts.

press and hold the power button for upto 10 seconds or untill it starts.

If it starts normally and is still plugged to the charger, go to the main menu/options/power and see if the changing indicator is moving from side to side. If it is not moving,

The following Magellan 800,860,2000,2200t,2500,(crossover) 3000,3050,3100,3140,4000,4040,4050,5310 and the 6000t are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your Magellan
gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port.

You may also have another issue with the screen but you need to find out why its not charging 1st.

You can get it repaired
here
Or buy the port here

Let me know if you need further help!

Bill

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Magellan Maestro 4210 no audio or garbled sound


I suggest you take it back to the seloloer before the warranty expires

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Gps will not turn on


make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (upto ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails


the following magellan 2000,2200t,2500,3000,3100,3140,4000 and the 4050 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...i sell these power ports and will repair them for anyone thats not able to do it them selves
you can email me through here or email to.... wmetz@comcast.net

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Magellan maestro screen not coming on


if you have a 3100 or 3140 as you have pictured..they cant be charged via USB..you need a home or car charger

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Magellan maestro 3100 failed update


go to Tech support at www.magellamgps.com tell them what has transpired and ask for 2.18 Update Recovery Files. This fixed my problem. Took a few email exchanges but I thought the responses were very quick.

Oct 04, 2008 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan GPS


Online at Magellan website you can update your magellan maestro 3100

Mar 25, 2008 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan Maestro 3100 locks


You can try a hard reset. Hold in the reset button (left side of unit, use a pin or toothpick), while turning on the unit. If you don't get the blue Magellan screen, you'll have to try again. If you get a screen with a blue background and a menu, turn it off and try again.
So far, this has fixed:
1. unit won't go on
2. unit reboots when routing
3. unit turns off after a few seconds

At least, it's fixed it for me. No idea why this happens, but it's pretty damn annoying. Give it a try.

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