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Gps I have not had my magellan gps for only aabout 8 months and used it three times and now it want even power up

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    When I try to charge it or turn it WILL cut on for a moment the shut off again...

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    Thanks for the hint about the reset button. I have been looking for 2 hours trying the support website, my support disk, etc. This quickly solved the problem.


  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    screen flashed two or three time before cutting off. GPS would not power back up or show anything on the screen except symbole to hook to a computer. no change even after reseting unit.



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Use the reset button on the side.

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  • 2 Slide the switch to the reset position if your GPS has a three-way switch. These switches feature "Reset," "Off" and "On" labels. Hold the switch on the reset position for 10 seconds to initiate a reset.
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