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I haven't used my gps in 2.5 months and now it won't turn on, never dropped it or has it been damaged in anyway!

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Plug it in to a known good charger for a few hours, then press and hold the power button for up to ten seconds. if that fails, you could have a faulty power button (after time, then tend to roll over, tilt, on the
board......

if it fails to start after what i just described, let me know by posting back and ill help you further.

bill
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  • Ben Dover Jul 24, 2010

    check if your 4250 is under warranty yet..the warranty is good for a year from the manufacture...you can contact them at the number below...if its under warranty, i wouldnt mess with it beyond what i suggested (magellan will have you do that anyway. ...

    if they wont help you, post back and let me know.

    For US and Canada - by phone


    You may ask a technical support question or request a repair and get a
    Return Authorization (RA) number by phone. An RA number is required
    prior to shipping your product to Magellan for repair.Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/PDT


    Telephone: 800 707 9971

    bill




  • Ben Dover Jul 30, 2010

    you rated me not helpful..so are you saying magellan wouldnt do anything..is it out of warranty?

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Could you help on this subject further? Looks like I have had two faulty power buttons! Magellan sent us a new one, but we stuck it in a drawer after the same problem. I thought it was just me! Any help would be appreciated!

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

  • sabbafamily Jul 24, 2010

    SO sorry! Of course, had no clue I was posting as an Expert! Here is what I wanted to say: I noticed that you were responding about a Magellan Maestro 4250. We bought one from Costco and had some problems with it. We were still under warranty and they replaced it. The one they sent us will not turn on. I am sure it did at one point, but not anymore. We got so fed up with it that it went to live in a drawer. I decided to find out if I can get it to work or turn it into a coaster. Do you know what else I can do besides charging for hours or pressing the Reset button?

  • Gerirxer Sep 05, 2010

    just a comment .. I had exactly the same issue with my 4250. But I had left mine in the car glove box during a hot spell, and it's only rated safe up to 140 degrees F. Who knew? So, mine is essentially cooked and past warranty. Took it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy and they confirmed it's dead. Makes a grand coaster, though.

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