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Magellan 760 Unit stopped turning on, but hit a bump and it would turn back on. Got worse, to where it would not turn back on. Took the unit apart, and just seperating the case, got the unit to turn back on. Put the screws back in, and it is good for a day, maybe a week, then won;t power up. Take the back off, move the board, and it will work again for a while. Gotta be something loose, just don't know where to look.

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Sounds like your power dock is the culprit, not the internals, you can purchase one from circuit city or tigerdirect.    

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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