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Charge Problem I have a Magellan Maestro 3100 and whenever i turn it on it say's critical battery with my car charger plugged in. It turns off in about 10 seconds of use. The light on my charger still works, but for some reason it's not charging my GPS. Do you think there's a problem with my charger or the battery on my GPS? Please someone help me, thanks!

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  • cmcloca Dec 30, 2008

    i am trying to charge my gps and it doesnt even turn on. can i charge it on my computer

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Hello guitarman249,

It sounds like a bad battery. Theoretically, it could be the charger but if the red light on the charger still comes on when the unit is plugged in then the battery is the more likely culprit. The only way to really know for sure is to try charging the unit with a different cable, such as the USB cord used to connect the GPS to a computer. The GPS should charge when connected to USB. If it doesn't, then it's the battery.

Like most GPS receivers, the battery on this one is not replaceable by the user. If you do determine that the battery is causing the problem you will need to contact Magellan tech support to arrange a battery replacement.

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