We have lost the tip to the power pug in cord and can see the end of the fuse coming out of the power cord. The power cord plug has listed 12 volts in and 12 volts out. I tried to replace it with a 12 volt tap by cutting the cable and attaching the cable to it. That did not work. I tried buying two of the Walmart 12 volt power adapters the first one worked for less than a minet the second one did not work at all. That did not work. Where can I get the end of the factory power plug? I think that would be the easiest solution to my problem.
Albert Timme [email protected]
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First, check to make sure you have 120 V at the outlet it's plugged into. If you do, then the most likely cause would be that the main fuse has blown. It is inside the case, usually near where the power cord enters the cabinet. If it is blown, visually inspect it to make sure it hasn't been getting hot - melted solder near the ends is the usual tip-off. If it has been heating up, the fuse holder may have to be replaced as well as the fuse.
The simplest advice is to check the power connections. If connected to the cigar lighter / power outlet of the car, remove & reinsert the plug into the outlet. Still no luck? Try powering up the detector in another vehicle's cigar lighter / power jack. If it works - try again in your car. The problem is not with the detector, but rather with the installation in your car. If wired directly to an accessory terminal or other place in the car, check the connection(s) and cable for damage. If you can't try it in another car, try plugging another device into the outlet to see if it works or check and replace any blown fuse for the outlet. You should consult your car's owner's manual for the fuse box location - and the location and amp rating of the fuse for the outlet. Check the power cord. Make sure the cord is fully inserted into the detector - not hanging in the jack. The opposite end - that goes into the cigar lighter / power outlet *may* have a built in fuse in the tip. You should check to see if the center tip of the plug unscrews to provide access to the fuse. If it does, replace any blown fuse with the same type and amp rating and try again. If you were unable to check in another car and you are still unable to power up the detector, there may be an internal problem with detector itself. In this case, contact the manufacturer for additional help.
Check the vehicle power outlet for power by using a different accessory or a volt meter. If there is no power there, then check the vehicle fuse panel for a blown fuse. Check the power cord for power by looking to see if the led on the vehicle plug end is lit up. If not lit up, then pull the fuse from the end of the plug inspect it. If it is blown, replace it with another of the same amperage rating. Inspect the USB end of the power cable for a possible bent pin or plug it into another GPS. If the other GPS powers up, then it is possible that the unit may have a damaged or defective USB port.
You may also want to contact Garmin Support. www.garmin.com/us/support/contact
try resting the router and also making sure your lap top or wireless desktop isn't the problem. To reset the unit - -unplug all but the power cord - straighten out a paper clip and find the tiny hole marked RESET - hard to see - then - with everything unplugged but the power cord and the unit turned on - push the paper clip end into the RESET for 10 SECONDS - then unplug the unit for 10 seconds and plug it in - turn it on and re attach all other cords as needed. Be sure your pc is plugged in to the first pug or LAN - this will make a difference if you have more than one wired pc on the network. If that fails - please =- find the disk or go online and call D-LINK - they are the best - the BEST -service EVER - of all the units for Tech-- the BEST .
make sure the socket is working that your plugging the charger in to, like a cell phone. if you verified that the car socket is good, there should be a fuse in the tip of the car charger where it goes in the car socket....just unscrew the tip off...if there is no tip on it, its probably fell off and might be in the car socket.
if the car socket does not power anything else up, locate the fuse in the fuse panel of the car an check the fuse.
if you need further help, just let me know by replying to this post.
That spring is very important. If you remove the metal tip at the end of the charger, there is a spring on top of a fuse. The spring keeps the metal in contact with your vehicle's charger. Without that, it will not charge. Your only options are to purchase a new cord from Garmin, or charge the unit thorough the computer.
One of the wires in your power cord could be broken and contacting intermittently. If you have the
a/c adapter, see if you can power up with that. If you know someone
else with a working Magellan, you could borrow his cord to test your
If not, check the car adapter with a continuity tester. Put one tester
probe on one of the side springs of the car plug and the other probe on
the outside metal of the GPS plug. If that shows continuity, place one
tester probe on the end tip of the car plug and the other inside the
the GPS plug.
either of those do not show continuity, first take apart the auto side
of the cord. Check the fuse and the wire to contact solder joints. If
they seem okay, carefully cut back the molded plastic from the GPS end
and examine the wire to solder joints. If any are broken, replace the
cord or resolder the joints.