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Magellan Maestro 4350 GPS won't power up

Hi there,

I have a Magellan Maestro GPS for a bit more that a year and  I did not use it for arround a month. Yesterday, I tried to power it up without success. I pluged it to the power supply to be recharged still does not power up.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Rene
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XenixCommented:
Does it have a detachable battery? If it does you can try to disconnect the battery and re-seat it, that sometimes solves the problem.

Also if it has a detachable battery try to run the unit without the battery altogether (that is, only plugged to the power supply).

Does any LEDs light up at alle when you plug it into the power supply?
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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Xenix,

The battery is internal. I must open the case to reach the battery.

No LED, lights up nor any signs of life.

Even plugged, nothing happens.

I also connected it to the USB port of my Laptop and current on that USB hub was at "0".

Thanks for helping,
Rene
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XenixCommented:
The GPS unit may not be designed to draw current from the USB port, it may just be for data transfers. At best your power supply is defective, see if you have a similar power supply lying around, look for one with the same connector as the supposed defective power supply and the same Voltage/Ampere rating, that should be fine.

If this also fails the GPS unit is defective, maybe it was subjected to damp conditions while storing?

My gut feeling is a defective GPS unit, usually if the batteries are dead you will get at least a blink of light in a LED as you try to power on the unit, but no light at all points to a defective unit I am afraid.
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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Xenix,

I have 2 similar units. I charged the second unit without a problem. So the power supply is working fine.

So I guess I'll have to plan a repair from Magellan.

Thanks Xenix for your help.

Cheers,
Rene
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