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Magellan 700, lost signal found a causation. Need help

From great help of guys previous posted answer, I opened up back of Magellan 700 and found disconneted grey color wire from back side board.(There are two boards inside,front and back. The wire each end attached to front and back board).

The problem is how I solder the the wire onto the board. The wire tip has very small connector type device attached and the device goes to on the board.

Is any electronic repair guy can do soldering?, or any of your recommandation? I live in city of Fullerton, CA.


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Re: Magellan 700, lost signal found a causation. Need...

Bin the Magellan - nothing but problems when you need to update or resolve problems.. I am replacing my magellan with a Tomtom Go which does auto updates via a cradle linked to PC.

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