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The jack of the Magellan cigarette lighter power cable no longer fits tightly into the GPS and so is not making good contact and will not charge the unit. it seems like a part of the charger jack receptacle on the GPS has broken. There is a rattling noise when I shake the GPS. I'm trying to take the GPS apart to see if I can find the broken piece, but can't get the GPS apart.

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They are difficult to open and not for the faint hearted, You could end up doing more danmage than you need to experience, plus losing some small bits. If you have damaged the charge circuit it will be expensive to repair as it is all on the Main Board

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Typically most GPS devices these days include only the USB cord. Some GPS units also include the cigarette lighter plug. For most GPS units the cigarette lighter plug and AC adapter are optional accessories have to be purchased in addition to the GPS.

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