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Roadmate 700 wont power up anymore

Are there any reset buttons on it that I can try ? How can it simply stop working in just 2-3 yrs ?

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  • hdesh Sep 25, 2007

    Hi there,
    so I have my unit open as you described.
    I see the power "toggle" switch.
    I suspect it might have a problem,
    because the small component in it's center
    "K" something, seems to be damaged by
    something pressing on it..
    So, where exactly did you solder the wires
    to ?
    I see a +5 and GND near the speaker
    but I doubt that that's the correct site.
    IF possible, can you name the components
    on the board, near where you soldered your
    wires ?

  • hdesh Sep 28, 2007

    it turned out to be the connector
    actually. IT's a little deceiving,
    since the "green light" showing power
    to the connector (cigarette-lighter) is
    ON, and bright green.
    And in reality,
    the solder connecting one of the wires inside
    the connector was broken. Once I opened the
    connector, I saw the open.
    (for the others' who will run into this
    problem, the connector opens quite easily,
    it unscrews, there's a spring and fuse that come
    out and the whole assembly is easy to put back
    Soldering the wire back on fixed the problm
    and the GPS unit is "alive" with
    power now.



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I had the same problem. At first intermitant and then permanent. The power connector inside the based that the head unit snaps onto had the center post fall out. You need to removed the 4 small screws located in the threaded reseases. Then using a knife I pried the plastic halves apart. You need to break the ultrasonic bonding on the plastic, but everythign seperated where it should. Now you have access to the circuit board. I soldered in 2 wires which I brought our and soldered to a cigarette outlet cord. Then I screwed it all back together.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007


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