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Cannot recharge battery on my explorist 400 gps

Took out of package (partailly charge battery). tried to hook up usb adaptor with a/c adaptor to computer.would not state battery was charing.now battery is dead and will not charge.

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  • mcorb Apr 11, 2009

    I am having the exact same problem. I took it straight out of the box, hooked it up to charge and...nothing!

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I had the same problem with mine, the AC adapter fails really quickly. Try to go to Radio Shack and get the 3-12v switch able AC adapter that is 1 amp, and select the 4.5 volt setting. This setting is a whole .5 volts less than the one that comes with GPS, but its the Amps that matters. Make sure you get the correct plug with the adapter, I got the "B" plug and follow the directions that came with the adapter to match the right polarity, or you will fry your GPS. Also, the computer just supplies enough power to run the GPS, but not to charge it as long as you have the USB 2.0 ports.

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