Question about Magellan RoadMate 800 GPS Receiver
When I plug in a power cord (electric or cigarette lighter), the power indicator light will flicker with movement of the unit or vibration when in a vehicle. I obviously have a loose connection inside the unit. The GPS is no longer under warranty. How easy is it to open up the unit to check / resolder the wires to the external power connector (especially considering it is impossible to get a service manual. The reason I am posting here, is that I do not trust Magellan support/service because of the stupid answer I got to a simple question like "How do I get a unit repaired when it is no longer under warranty?" - and - "Do you have any authorized service centers or must I send the unit to Magellan?". Their answer was "buy a new cigarette lighter adapter and/or power cord".
The only thing I can think to add is a general question to Magellan asking why they let a four-year-old child design the power connector as "lightly" soldered to the main circuit board. Very dumb...
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
Most of these model 800 units seem to have the same problem. THe next thing to happen will be that the center(positive) pole in the unit will eventually break off completely. Take a look at the "as-is Roadmate 800's on ebay. Most of them have broken power plugs as well. I was quoted $49.84+$6 shipping to repair it. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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