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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!

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  • 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?

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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

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