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The battery for my magellan maestro 4040 went dead. Bought a new battery charged it and it still doesnt work. Says battery critically low. what do I do. SQ

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See my previous answer to the same question i have answered hundreds of times on here..

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Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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Magellan Maestro 4040 won't turn on with and wiothout chargers, car and 110 v. Will turn on very briefly and turn off again saying the battery is critically low. This is even after being on 110 v charge...


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The following advice pertains to the following magellan gps systems.

Magellan 800, 860, 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3050, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5310 and 6000t

i fix these and many other magellan gps daily so when considering my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.

assuming your car charger is working (the little green light is on) and your magellan still wont start up after holding the power button while its plugged in for up to ten seconds and still does not start..read below

this is actually a very common problem with these magellan power ports...they are poor quality from the factory and always and i mean always fail..the new ports that you find on ebay are 100% better then the factory port.

if your able to replace that power port yourself, you can get one HERE, if not, ask the fellow that sells them for help.

due to some dubious "experts" on fixya, im not permitted to help you directly, but please follow the link above to get further help.

let me know if you need more help or info






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Magellan 4040 charging issue


Hi,

Click HERE for the user manual and go through it carefully you will find the solution.

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Installed a new battery in my magellan maestro 4040. battery has been charging for over 12 hours. only 2 bars like original battery.


with the 4040 plugged in to the charger, wiggle the cord to different positions and see if it loses contact (stops charging)

this model has a very common problem with the power port failing..iif it loses contact by testing it in the manner i suggested, it will require either a new one install or at the very least, resoldered,

let me know what you find and ill help you further.


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Have a 4040 maestro magellan will not get off the magellan screen


if this just happened, and you have not tried to update it (sometimes the update causes this) then power the 4040 on and once it finished loading to the blue screen, using a paper clip, depress the reset switch on the left side and let it restart (little pinhole on the left side under the usb port)


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this could be happening for a few reasons but the most common is that its probably not charging.

before checking anything else, plug your 4000 in to a known good charger, then press and hold the power button for up to ten seconds till it starts.

if that fails, its likely not charging

this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.


the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get help to repaired it, here
or buy the port here

if you need further help, just let me know.

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the power port is broken...very common on that magellan and others..i have the ports if you are capable of resoldering it yourself..

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