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My Magellan Roadmate 1412 does not seem to charge. I cannot use the device unless it is plugged into a wall outlet or car charger. Does this model not have a battery? Please help. Thanks!

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Does it appear to be charging when its plugged in....go to the system folder then the power option..the power bar should be moving left to right...if its all green and its not scrolling left to rigth , its receiving power but not charging. possibly because the charge port is damaged or the battery is either shot or disconnected.

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Gps 1412 will not charge


Have you check the voltage output on your power/charger cord? It's easy to test if you know how to use a multi-tester or take it to a small electronics shop like a Radio Shack.

If there is no voltage output from the charger, then simply replace the cord. I have found that those charging cords can break real easily but it's hard to physically see any damage.

Otherwise, if you've already tried a new charger, you may need to send your GPS in for service.

Mar 31, 2012 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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Problem charging MAGELLAN GPS.


I found there are select 120v AC adapters that will work on Magellan GPS. When a working 120v or 12v adapter to mini USB adapter is plugged into the unit, the battery bars will be 'scrolling' and therefore charging.

When your adapter, or even USB cable from your computer, is plugged into the GPS unit, and the battery goes to FULL, it is NOT CHARGING. The battery bars must be SCROLLING for the unit to charge. In this case, get a different adapter until it works.

This was tested on a Magellan 1412, and may apply to other Magellan GPS.

on Dec 28, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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GPS won't charge


if this is the case take to a repair shop who specialize in gps repair you could try but you would end up making more damage

Aug 21, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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GPS doesnt turn on with power cord adaptor or 12v lighter socket


if you can verify that the car charger is ok, try plugging it in to your computer using the usb cable. the 1412 should charge with the usb cable. if it still doesnt turn on, try and reset the unit,little pin hole on the side.

Jun 08, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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Try the reset button on the side above the plug in.  

Jan 14, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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Charging the Magellan 1412 with a pc


Hello,
I was looking for a USB cable to use to update the firmware and did not see any particular specifications for the usb cable. I decided to
use the USB cable that I purchased for my motorola v3 along with the phone tools software. When I plugged it in the 1412 sat on a screen waiting for the PC application for updating maps or software which I had not installed yet. I found that the 1412 was actually taking a charge from the motorola phone tools kit. ALSO with a few repeated attempts on my XP PC I was able to access the files on the 1412 from 2 drives that it set up on my PC just like a USB stick. One drive was a virtual CD drive and the other was just like a
usb flash drive. So I backed up the software to my PC. I have not done any hacking yet but I bet there are some ways to do this.

Jan 01, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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Battery question


I found there are select 120v AC adapters that will work on Magellan GPS. When a working 120v or 12v adapter to mini USB adapter is plugged into the unit, the battery bars will be 'scrolling' and therefore charging.

When your adapter, or even USB cable from your computer, is plugged into the GPS unit, and the battery goes to FULL, it is NOT CHARGING. The battery bars must be SCROLLING for the unit to charge. In this case, get a different adapter until it works.

Oct 08, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 1412 Car GPS Receiver

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