Question about Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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My Magellan GPS 3100 is dead. I plog in from car charger for few minutes and I also push the reset button, does not work at all. Any one have any solution.

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  • bryan_wickew Feb 13, 2009

    bryan_wickes2002@yahoo.com Hey can yours at least run using the power cord?
    Mine will not even do that. I think my batteries froze over night a week ago. My brother said he had the same problem and he turned it on unitl it really did die. Then charge it.

  • naarcuda May 11, 2010

    Don't throw it away, mine has a broken touchscreen, maybe we could work something out.

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Most likely the power port is damaged and needs replaced.i repair those magellan gps if you need help. if i cant fix it there isno charge. wmetz@comcast.net

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