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Power after getting bumbed ,unit will power up but after moving to another position power goes out but will come back on by turning , will stay on if unit is not moved

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    My 700 is mounted on a weighted pad and loses power frequently, sometimes every few minutes. Anyone have this same issue? If so, any suggestions? Thanks

  • MHSONLEY Nov 26, 2008

    MY MAGELLAN RM 700 WORKED FINE FOR A COUPOLE OF YEARS, THEN IT FELL OFF THE DASH, NOW YOU HAVE TO HOLD IT JUST RIGHT OR THE POWER WILL FAIL. THE BATTERY PACK SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE LOOSE ON THE BACK.

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It may be the cradle is damaged. If any of those tongs are bent it could lose connection meaning your must now spend $70 to buy a new one which will also eventually malfunction. They've jacked up the price from $30 when I bought a new one to $70 in just a couple of years knowing it was a bad product and they keep breaking. I have a looooow opinion of Magellan at this point.

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