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Power pin fell off inside of Magellan Roadmate 3000T

When I went to turn on my GPS, the low power dialogue came on. So I plugged in the charger and noticed no red light or green light dtection for charging. I touched the charger cord evr so slighly and nothing. I disconnected the power cord and picked up the unit and heard a little rattle inside, like something was loose inside. I've only used this GPS possibly thirty to maybe forty occasions. I need it for some upcoming trips next month and wondered can I get it fixed somewhere, possibly an electronics repair place.

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  • PilarK Mar 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, and would like to find a way of making what should be a simple repair, hopefully without having to return to factory. Please advise!



    Pilar Kline

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I also have the Roadmate 3000T, and also had the female power port break-off inside the unit. The screen display froze, would not shut itself off and eventually ran down the internal battery. Looking for a local 3rd-part repair center in the greater Seattle area. Thanks!

  • erharper18 Jun 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, no rattling noise, but the unit will not turn on and the red or green lights will no longer come on when I try to charge it. Please let me know if there are repair shops that will fix the problem without sending it back to the manufacturer.

  • letterx Aug 17, 2008

    Same problem. apiece is rattling around inside and all I have is a large hole where the powerport used to be

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Same thing happened to me

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    suction cup came unglued and roadmate 3000T dropped on floor and electric female connection broke off. Same thing happened to a maestro 3225 that I bought for my son. the 3225 they replaced because it was under warranty but no help for mine because it is 2 years old.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my cobra 8000 gps is having a problem charging because inside the unit the charging plug is loose where can i have this repaired?

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I managed to solder my connector back in place. The ground trace broke away from the board so I had to install a jumper to ground. I put RTV on the connector to secure it after the repair.
Worked great for a few weeks until it was dropped again and lost power, something else has a broken connection.

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