Question about Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Magellan Roadmate 1212 won't stay on when unplugged

My brand new Roadmate 1212 won't power up or stay on when it is not plugged into a power source even though battery life shows full. Sent it back to Magellan after 2 phone calls and a description of the problem. Got it back from them today with the helpful note of 'Using - NFF - No Fault Found'. Aaaghh!

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Battery shows full charge when running on AC adapter, but will not run unplugged. I plugged it in overnight into a powered 12 V car outlet and still no luck.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    Same problem. Works fine when plugged in and battery shows full, but won't run at all if unplugged. Very irritating.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    same problem as others, Magellan Roadmate 1212 won't saty on when unplugged.

  • lesh906 May 19, 2009

    My brand new Roadmate 1212 won't power up or stay on when it is not plugged into a power source even though battery life shows full.

  • lizzylyons1 May 21, 2009

    Update on my Roadmate 1212 not staying on when not plugged in. Spoke with customer service, who told me the problem was with the battery and to return it. I did so, and they sent me a refurbished model (the serial number is different). It STILL doesn't work! I am beyond frustrated.

  • edandem May 11, 2010

    did you ever get a solution to this probelm?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 371 Answers

Man, I DO commiserate with you on that one, but did you specify to them that the battery should be checked?
as that is probably your problem, now that I know the unit has been checked and the worst possible outcome
from your buying an extra battery is that you will HAVE AN EXTRA BATTERY for those times when you need
total portability.

So, make sure you try a brand new battery and if that solves your problem, then buy several.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can i check battery life on magellan 2250


From the main screen touch the MENU button in the lower right corner of your screen.
25889643-onzbdthlkhwu0gpquek0abow-4-0.jpg
When you get to the next screen choose the Application Menu labelled with a 10 on this image.
25889643-onzbdthlkhwu0gpquek0abow-4-2.jpg The battery status will show along the bottom of the next screen you see. Labelled 5 on the next screen you see.
25889643-onzbdthlkhwu0gpquek0abow-4-5.jpg For the full owner's manual click here:
http://dl.pdf-instructions.com/new/external_light.php?id=1297415&RDM=38705&brand=MAGELLAN&ref=ROADMATE+2250&real_ref=ROADMATE+2250&real_ref_top=ROADMATE+2250&langueM=&key=9d7ce6065b7f9ccc1cd0b2afdeec46cc&security=2a28698fc803ab00bd1d337a3a3391a3&host=pdfretriever.com&errorURL=http%3A%2F%2Fpdfretriever.com%2Fframe_tempo_pdf.php%3FID%3D1297415%26lg%3DE%26src%3D15&n1=2772&n2=1793&res=5844&modeSC=M&direct=1

Oct 02, 2015 | Magellan RoadMate 2250 Portable GPS...

1 Answer

E system 1212 Laptop won't switch on. Power


Laptops are so integrated that usually a system failure that involves power issues such as in your case where you cant get it turn on with anything on the screen mean the mainboard (motherboard) is damaged. This usually leads to buying a new laptop or paying for the board to be replaced which usually costs as much as the laptop.

May 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My Magellan 1212 won't even power up using the car charger, what can I do?


there is a reset button...you need to take a ballpoint pin and push the button in for a few seconds...it should power on

Aug 30, 2010 | Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Broken screen Magellan roadmate 1212


Hi.
It is actually much cheaper to buy a new unit than to repair it.
It cost around $150 and above, depends on how crack it is and what model of magellan you're using.

Jun 09, 2010 | Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

TOSHIBA U400 running VISTA; When I am on battery and get low i plug in so i can continue working but even though the lighted icons on the laptop show it is plugged in and charging and the toolbar icons...


Yes it is, seems there is some problem with the power state detection and changing of the load mode. Might by a physical problem, so I am not sure you can fix it.
At least check your power plan details and see if there is any error with the ACPI devices in the device manager.
In general, if you use the laptop when plugged, you should take out the battery to maximize the battery life (prevents useless load cycles).
Also configure Windows to optimize battery usage.

Apr 24, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-S1001V Notebook

1 Answer

Battery runs down within a week with power off. Is that nomal?


Depends on if the unit is actually shut off or in standby mode. If it is in standby mode then yes, if it is actually shut right down then probably not, could be that the battery is getting weak or it has hit the end of it's life cycle. Hope this helps

Mar 12, 2010 | Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My magellan roadmate 1212 will not stay on unless plugged into


if its not charging the battery, the meter will say full even though the battery is dead..its a very common problem with alot of gps with the usb as a charging port. my solution is if this is still under warranty, i would send it back to magellan or where ever you bought it, because sooner or later the usb port is going to totally fail and wont even start up if plugged in and your going to be left with an expensive paper weight.

Jul 29, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Missing SD Map Card on Magellan Roadmate 1212


Unfortunately even if you do find a card it will not work with your unit because the cards have to be for that unit.If it is from another unit the codes will not allow it to work. The only option I know of is to purchase your map for that unit and put it on a sd card

May 09, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Magellan RoadMate™ 1212 Car GPS Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

536 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Magellan GPS Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78936 Answers

Will Halftowaite

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75289 Answers

Are you a Magellan GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...