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Power problems and ......

Hi and thanks to any help you can give me...Power stays on for 5 min or less than cuts out...Have changed the fuse in the cig liter...The map does not move to current location when it stays on for that few mins...

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  • natekerr Dec 02, 2007

    Have the Roadmate 700 about 3 years. For the last 3 months, the unit will just power off while in motion. Most times it will not come back on unless I pull the cord from the cigarette light and put it back in. Sometimes that doesn't even get the unit on. Sometimes it powers on by itself and just turns off again. The green light on the cord remains on even when the unit goes off so I assume the lighter in my car is fine. Get this. I called Magellan. The customer service rep (in India) told me to tape or use a rubber band the cord tighter to the base unit that it sits in as a solution. Should I replace the cord or the unit?

  • johnklay Dec 11, 2007

    my power flickers on and off but then stays off

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    similar problem, my Roadmap 700 is about two year old. After it is on about two minutes the it goes off, screen is off. After few minutes, it can be turned on again, then off after couple minutes. Power from either house plug or car plug has the same problem. So the problem is not at the power but within the roadmap.



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I had same problem and replaced the power cord. Now it works fine.

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All these problem will arise when the cradle becomes faulty.
Cradle will be at the backside of the unit.Where you plug the unit .When that particular cradle becomes faulty means the unit will turns off automaticly...So to over come this problem just replace the cradle the problem will be resolved .......

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