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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.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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The port is female with a center pin, the male portion is on the charger.
If you damaged this pin and it is loose you will need to replace the plug on the charger. Since these are very similar to some laptop charging ports, having a broken laptop around with same size charging port would be a bonus, or a friend with one too, but they are relatively cheap, I fix broken ones on laptops several times a year and can find a pair of them shipped for under $10 typically.
Sometimes you need to solder them on, sometimes they connect with a dongle, should be easy enough to take apart and peek inside.
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Find someone else who has the same tablet and ask to switch chargers to see if either of them still work on the other tablet. If your friend's charger starts charging your tablet without a problem, then the problem is a a broken wire in your charger. If neither charger will charge your tablet but both chargers charge your friends tablet without a problem, then the problem is with the charging port on your tablet.

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The unit will not charge the battery if it won't turn on.

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If you plug in the charger, the green battery status indicator should go away or you should see a lightning bolt appear over the battery status indicator . If you don't see a change to the battery status indicator when you plug in the charger, then this confirms that the rear USB port is broken and not applying a charge to the battery.

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You did a good job in isolating the problem. It does seem that your Power charger port is the culprit. I had the same problem with my unit. What I initially did was I applied slight pressure using my finger pushing the adapter plug in the direction of the start button. Apparently, there was a slight gap between connector inside the PSP charger port and the outside part of the adapter plug. Eventually, I added a small layer of solder to one side of the upper part of the charger plug ( near the top part which is colored yellow ). Dont put too much solder, doing so will cause the adapter plug to not fit inside the port. That fixed the problem for me. !!!As a reminder, please do this if you are experienced in using soldering tools !!!!
If your unit is still under warranty, I suggest you let the Sony Technicians fix it for you.
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I had the same problem. Specifically, using a microUSB cable to charge the camera worked fine for a few uses. One time I let the battery go very, very dead. When that happened my camera would not charge when I plugged it into the computer or charger. The light on the power button never lit up either. I couldn't find a way to fix it until I tried this . . .

The fix I am about to describe is repeatable - works every time (for me). Unfortunately it is not easy for everybody to accomplish.

On the bright side, if you do this once and fix the problem then you should not have to do it again . . . well, unless you drain the camera battery too far again in the future.

Items needed:
1: A 3-terminal 3.6v battery charger for an external lithium battery pack. The unit must have clearly marked positive (+), negative (-) and temperature (T) terminals that allow alligator clips to be connected. I have such a charger for one of my old digital cameras. Remember to check that it charges 3.6v battery packs and has 3 accessible terminals that are clearly labeled.
2: Your camera's battery pack, removed from the camera.
3: Three wires with alligator clips on both ends. Ideally each would be a different color. Black, red and yellow will be used in this example.
4: A piece of stiff clay or similar substance that can be shaped.
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Instructions:
1: If at any point the project starts getting hot, immediately unplug the charger and disconnect the wires. Do not apply power to the charger in until electrical connectons have been properly made. Consult a knowledgable person if you have any doubts. You might void your warranty if something goes wrong.
2: Place the camera battery into the clay to immobilize it. Shape the clay to allow the contact/charging terminals of the battery to be exposed. Save a spare piece of clay for later (read ahead to see how big).
3: Clip one end of your black wire to the negative terminal of the battery charger.
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the following advice pertains to the following magellan gps systems.

Magellan 800, 860, 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3050, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and 6000t

i fix these and many other magellan gps daily so when considering my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.

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

this is actually a very common problem with these magellan power ports...they are poor quality from the factory and always and i mean always fail..the new ports that you find on ebay are 100% better then the factory port.

if your able to replace that power port yourself, you can get one HERE, if not, ask the fellow that sells them for help.

due to some dubious "experts" on fixya, im not permitted to help you directly, but please follow the link above to get further help.

let me know if you need more help or info

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

disregard the test for charging if you know your power port is broken and go to the bottom for further help

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you can get help to repair it here
or buy the power port here

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This is what I use and recommend.


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