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Recharging problem The DC pin is loose on my roadmate 800 and I am having trouble finding a replcement to correct my charging problem.

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  • Alm51158 Feb 29, 2008

    I soldered the contacts to the visible pins but it's not strong enough to hold during regular use and eventually will snap off again.  I am trying to find a replacement DC pin for this problem but the Magellan company does not sell parts but they do charge for repairs.



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Just wrap the aluminium foil (kithchen foil for food wrap) around the pin and it should be tight enough to make contact and grip, as its aluminium metal it will allow the electricity to pass on... and your device gets charged.. only point is if you keep on removing the plug and re connections... if just keep it always connected , this trick should solve your issue.. other wise try to glue the alumininum foil to it self by gluing at overlapping one end on the other end.
make sure the foil doesnt go in front( ahead of the charging pin tip, other wise if it may enter inside the tip and both + ve and -ve poles get connected , which may spoil the devices).. hope it solves your problem

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