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Old 04 January 2007, 08:35   #1
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Magellan GPS screen gone blank...is it terminal

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I have a Magellan 315 hand held as back up GPS. About 5 years old, never had a problem...until I switched it on over Xmas and nothing came up.

Batteries I thought....so I sourced some new Duracells......still no words and figures? I tried the backlight and that works perfectly......a light screen with no words and figures!!!

Is this just a wire loose, or something more terminal? I can't seem to get the back off, so any assistance or advice would be appreciated (yes I've read the manual and it doesn't say how to get the back off.

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Old 04 January 2007, 10:11   #2
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I wouldnt even try to get into it. I had one of the first magellan hand helds and when the keypad went(way outa warranty after a few years of being out in all weathers) I contacted them and was advised to sent it to their service agents to see about a replacement. Reply back from agents was that they are non repairable items but if I would like to pay the quoted amount they would send me a replacement. Ended up with much better latest model at half the price of a discounted new one. Really good service-spec when compared to certain others I could think of!
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oooh-just a thought but might be worth looking at the spring contacts for the batteries. Mine used to corrode a bit and stop it working but a bit of emery sorted it out!
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Thanks Dave

Will raid Mrs W's nail files box tonight and have a polish
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oooh-just a thought but might be worth looking at the spring contacts for the batteries. Mine used to corrode a bit and stop it working but a bit of emery sorted it out!
Backlight wouldn't have lit (most likely) if that was the case.

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Old 06 January 2007, 04:45   #6
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doubtless you are correct- hadnt read that bit. Back to plan 1, try and blag a replacement unit at a good price-they were very good to me when mine went, but that was years ago.
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Old 15 January 2007, 07:55   #7
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I've had the 'your unit is unrepairable, but we can do you a replacement at a good price.....' mail.

I advised I can get an Etrex at 78, so am awaiting developments.

Annoying bit is of course the Irish Sea waypoints that I've now lost!

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Old 15 January 2007, 09:23   #8
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well thats nearly a result! Interesting to see what they will come up with- as a comparison to what navman have to say when I send back their waterproof plotter that don't like raindrops!
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