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Will not come on.

I left mine plugged into my truck with the power off for the last month. Now when I try to turn it on it will not come on. Have I burnt up the battery? Where can I take it in for repair?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    My GPS never come on

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    I did not use the Magellan for about 6 weeks. Now, when I plug it in and turn it on, it only stays on for about 30 seconds. It gives a low battery message and turns off.

    How can I replace the battery? The retailer I bought it from says they can not repair it. Thank you.Helene Billeci

  • JennaB81 Apr 30, 2008

    I'm having the same stays on for about 20 seconds and then goes black. I didn't leave it in the car or plugged in for an extended period of time. It was in my purse for a weekend without being used or charged though. Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    I was driving to Connecticut one Sunday morning and car charger was pugged into my Mastro 3100 GPS. Soon after I started I saw the message that battery os too low, I kept ignoring it because I knew the charger was plugged in and working since the green light on the charger was On. And as you might have guessed GPS died and never came back on. Does the USB port on 3100 also charge the GPS if connected to a computer?
    Radio Shack wont do anything about it.

  • jnormanlawn Jun 30, 2008

    left the magellan maestro plugged in in the car and went to use it and it wont come on -

  • reyesjor Oct 10, 2008

    I bought the unit 3 weeks ago, and it work ok.

    This morning I plugged in my vehicle it came on and after few minutes it shut off and I can get it to come on.



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My Magellan Maestro 3100 also had the same charge/power problem. After long non-use, I sometime had to charge it for an hour or so before it kicks-on. After having it for more than 7-8 months, I think my unit will not hold a charge. If you follow the owners manual and also try Magellan's website suggestion: , you may want to ask for an RMA for return. I am hoping that it's just the battery. Since I am new to the greater DC area, I had to buy another GPS, while I wait Magellan's repair. In the meantime, I am trying a GARMIN. If Magellan can fix it, at least our family has a backup.

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GPS units should never be permanently left in vehicles. The vehicle interiors get way too cold or hot depending on the climate you live in and is very damaging.

Try taking it indoors and connect it via the supplied a/c wall charger and see if it turns on.

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