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Meastro 4040 wont charge reliably

Wont charge reliably, doesnt seem to me making a good connection either with car charger or wall charger.

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I had the same trouble exactly. The yellow power input socket has a pin and shield connection that must be contacting the center and side of the power input plug. I opened the Magellan and found that one side of the shield contact had never been soldered to the PC board. It was only a matter of time and use, before the piece moved up and away from the outer part of the power socket. A dot of solder solved the problem. The case for the Magellan is easily opened by removing four very small screws from the four corners of the black back and then prying the silver framed screen from the back exposing the printed circuit board. I am sure this completely voids the warranty with Magellan, but they will not repair out of warranty units anyway. Be aware there is a connector from the screen that is plugged into the circuit board. This is easily pulled apart with a pair of fine needle nose pliers and replaced the same way after the repair. The soldering should be done by someone with PC board assembly experiance.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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