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It depends on the Roadmate that you have. :
- If your Roadmate has a separate plug-in port for charging your unit IN ADDITION TO a USB port, then no, your Roadmate cannot be charged using your computer via the USB cable.
- If your Roadmate only has a USB port available for charging your unit, then yes, you can charge it via your computer via USB.
However, please note, according to Magellan, charging your unit using your PC via USB can take up to 12 hours to charge vs. 4-6 hours when using the vehicle power adapter.
FYI: This is mainly due to USB constraints on pretty much all electronic devices. USB cannot carry the same amount of power to a device. It uses what is commonly known as a 'trickle' charge to recharge a device. It carries much less current than a full-blown charger (like an AC power adapter).
I had the same problem and solved it by plugging the USB cable into the device, powered it up, went into the "Magellan Roadmate Manager", clicked on "Settings" and then clicked on "Voice Options" and my sound came back.
Won't say that it will work for you, but it did for me. Worth a try!
Recently I had a similar problem with my 300 - worked fine with AC power, but was intermittent with the power point in my truck sometimes it wouldn't power up at all in the truck).
I used a small nail file (steel wool would work too) to break the "glaze" on the outside of the small plug that plugs in to the unit on the power cord. It seems that it wasn't getting a good ground. Has been working great ever since - worth a try.
I think the problem is with the internal power jack which tends to break. the part is MG361213 and is available at laptopjacks.com. You have to take the Unit apart and remove the old jack and resolder the new one which is a three pin unit.
Hi, You can get the power adapter pin replaced at an Electronic store. Radio Shack has it but it must be special ordered, have you tested the power cord? I think that you might be right about the power socket cause thats what most common problem of the ones that I repair.
You'll have to obtain a copy of the Magellan Roadmate manager disks, load them into your computer, connect the GPS to your computer using the USB cable and the use the "Roadmate Manger settings" to change the language.