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Magellan 3100 won't charge...is it broken?

I just got a magellan 3100 for x-mas. I have not been able to use it once. It comes on for a split second and than shuts off. I have it plugged into the battery charger all the time. It's just isn't seeming to charge. i need help...is is broken?

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  • omgitskaelyn Feb 06, 2008

    I am having that same problem with mine and i recieved it for christmas also. I tried plugging it in to my computer and nothing, i even left it in overnight - and i don't drive enough for really any charge to come on it if i am driving to use the car charger (because i am only 16).

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    Same thing Magellan Maestro 3100

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    MAESTRO 3100



  • stevo122374 Nov 27, 2008

    I had mine on yesterday for a drive an hour away. When I got back in the car after an hour for the drive back it only stays on for about 5 seconds and then turns off. It's been on the charger over night and I had the same problem this morning.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    mine turns on for liek 5 seconds says magellan then turns off and cant get it to work whats wrong?!

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Did everyone forget? try using the reset on the side of their units.

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  • Ben Dover Aug 18, 2009

    make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in forawhile, then hold the power button (upto ten seconds) until itstarts..if that fails


    the
    following magellan700,800, 860,2000,2200t,2500,3000,3050t,3100,3140,4000,4040 and the 4050
    and 6000t are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is
    not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port/jack...i
    sell these power ports and will repair them for anyone thats notable to
    do it themselves.

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  • Ben Dover Mar 03, 2011

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t7707736-po...

  • Ben Dover Mar 03, 2011

    The following advice pertains to the following magellan gps systems.


    Magellan 800, 860, 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3050, 3100, 3140, 4000,
    4040, 4050, 5310 and 6000t

    i fix these and many other magellan
    gps daily so when considering
    my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.


    assuming your car charger is working (the little green light is on) and
    your magellan still wont start up after holding the power button while
    its
    plugged in for up to ten seconds and still does not start..read below

    this




    is actually a very common problem with these magellan power
    ports...they are poor quality from the factory and always and i mean
    always fail..the new ports that you find on ebay are 100% better then
    the factory port.

    if your able to replace that power port
    yourself, you can get one HERE, if not, ask the fellow that
    sells them for help.

    due to some dubious "experts" on fixya, im
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    get further help.

    let me know if
    you need more help or info






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Inside the unit is a yellow connector. Sometimes it gets broken and the ground won't connect. I'm looking for a replacement part but I can't find one. I measured the male end with a micrometer and it's 3.25mm.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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I´d like to buy one to take some parts. Someone want´s to sell?
ricbouret@yahoo.com

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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I have the same problem. It wouldn't charge at all!

I actually wiggled the cord (it's plugged into an electrical outlet), and didn't plug it in all the way into Mag. It seems to be working. SO annoying!

Try this. Hope it helps!

I also used the restart button.

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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My unit will not come on. I hit the reset button and 3 minutes later it finally came on. Radio shck said I needed to replace battery. Is this true

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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Try the car charger.

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The following Magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 3000, 3050, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5310 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your Magellan
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make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

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try the car charger.

make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

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if that fails, its likely not charging and i can tell you where ot get it repaired or by the power port if your able to solder it on the main board yourself.


this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.


the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

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if you need further help, just let me know.

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this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.

try the car charger.

make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get it repaired, here
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make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (upto ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000,2200t,2500,3000,3100,3140,4000,4040,4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

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