Question about Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Battery I get the message Battery critically low and the GPS is put to sleep. I bought an AC charger and charged it for more than a day and I can't get it to apparently take a charge. The unit is six months old and has rarely been used.

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  • RChance2 Aug 23, 2008

    Bought this unit 1' year ago. Says battery critically low. How to charge it? Bought an adapter but doesn't seem to work.

  • cmolson Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. Used the Magellan for 8 months and battery is critcally low. I had to purchase another battery since the "warranty" states battery is not included.

    Now I can't figure out how to charge the new battery for 18 hours straight prior to use.

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Hello everyone, i will like to suggest a few important troubleshoot points related to Battery Problems with this Magellan Gps units,
1- broken dc jack- this will be inside the Gps Charging Pin Terminal - most common one
2-Gps must be program to " Never Turn off", this is a battery saver selection,(customer user end)
3- No output from Car Power Supply
4- Defective Battery not holding a charge will stay at no more than 3,8 vdc(3 bars of battery diagram)
5-wires,terminals,conntacts, are taped and they dont fail, unless someone touches it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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Did you push the reset button on the side with the unit running?
that seems to keep mine on and I'm hopeful that it is recharging.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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BertM, I had the same problem and also do not use it frequently enough. The unit finally gave way about 7-8 months. I am hoping that Magellan will honor their warranty and find it's bad battery. I am awaiting an RMA. Visit following site for help:
http://www.magellangps.com/support/askmaggie.asp

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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