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Power on my meridian gold does not switch on .we tried the car power lead and new batteries.a few days ago i had it turn on for a few seconds, but no luck since. can you help please

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  • iceberg2 Mar 05, 2008

    can not turn on with AA power only works on 12volt

  • netopir Jun 13, 2008

    hello
    i have magellan meridian gold and i have a problem :
    it turns on and show first and second screeen,
    it says PRESS ENTER TO AGREE
    and after that it turns off



  • netopir Jun 13, 2008

    i have magellan meridian gold and i have a problem :
    it turns on and show first and second screeen,
    it says PRESS ENTER TO AGREE
    and after that it turns off

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    For a long while my unit would only operate when connected to 12v. then it quit altogether. every now and then when you connect to 12 v the screen flashes on and immediately off. I tried new batteries but I haven't tried holding the power button down

  • thestock4 Aug 24, 2008

    can not turn my merdian gold on at all. tried new batteries everything and till get nothing

  • Blue-Maltese Mar 16, 2009

    My Meridian won't power on. I tried new batteries, and still nothing! I noticed in the battery compartment there is a place for a memory chip. I don't know if there ever was one in there, but there isn't now. If that fell out would it keep the unit from turning on?

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Hi.. I also have the same GPS that you have, try to press the power button for 5 second and release it.

If it does'nt power up with a new batteries i think there's a problem inside the unit.

Hope it helps..

Enjoy!

Pls. Rate & hope to hear more from you soon..

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