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Won't take a charge

Yellow power port is broken off, can I take the unit apart and fix it?

Can I hard wire the car plug charger into the unit?


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I have these power ports and can also help repairing it for anyone thats not able to do it themselves

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Although i wouldn't recommend it, this is possible. just make sure you match the wires correctly.

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If you're out of warranty there are third party gps repair services that take care of this problem. There are also gps repair tutorials that show you how to DIY it, if you're comfortable with taking things apart.

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assuming your car charger is working (the little green light is on) and your magellan still wont start up after holding the power button while its plugged in for up to ten seconds and still does not start..read below

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