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Total power failure

My Magellan 3000T does not turn on, even when connected to the power source. The 'green' light does come on but nothing else and it does nothing when not connected. It worked fine the last time I used it, about 3 weeks ago.

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  • Photobug Dec 22, 2007

    I purchased the Magellan Roadmate 3000T at Costco toward end of 2006 and it worked for about a year. Recently, the recharge light on the unit stopped working and the unit does not recharge, despite my checking every connection. Power plug in unit came completely loose. Reset plug with epoxy and double checked electrical connections of plug.

    Navigator now flashes "battery too low to operate". Stumped for answers. Website for Magellan not clear or friendly for repairs or service. Anyone have a similar problem with this unit? Works fine when it works, but now have concerns about long-term durability and reliability of this GPS navigator.

  • todw Dec 27, 2007

    Same problem, when I plug in the unit, the power light indicates green, but the unit will not power up.  Looking into solutions.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    My Magellan is doing the same thing- someone out there has to know how to fix this....just out of the blue it started acting up.

  • Barbrann Jan 04, 2008

    My Magellan RoadMate3000T worked fine and then is came up with a fatal error. Tec support with Magellan said it is an internal problem and I will have to mail it in. Anyone else had this problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My GPS is dead. I am not able to charge it...

  • crony Feb 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. Purchased from Costco in Dec. 2006 and now out of the blue just does not work. I got the green light and when I push the power button the button turns blue but nothing else works. I called Magellan and was told that my warranty expired one month ago and I have to pay over $130 to get it fixed. This is rediculous.

  • jimallbright Feb 22, 2008

    Same problem. The green lite comes on but woill not power up

  • rochelles Oct 14, 2008

    magellan reads that it's charging but doesn't turn on.

  • prabh51 Oct 19, 2008

    Same problem. Not charging at all...

  • rspec5 Jan 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. I worked a few weeks ago. Now the green light on the top right turns on but it does not power up.
    Could the battery need to be replaced.



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Posted on Jan 11, 2008



Same here! first my original car charger stopped working, so i purchased a replacement (a generic one off ebay), plugged it in and the little light on the top right turns on. but i have not been able to turn it on. i've left it charging for at least a half hour and nothing. any ideas?

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