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Sportrak Color Won't Turn On

 
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thompsdw
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:51 am    Post subject: Sportrak Color Won't Turn On Reply with quote

My sportrak has worked fine for some time, however, now when I go to turn it on it immediately powers down again. It is not a battery issue as I have tried many different sets. Basically when pressing the power, I can see the screen flash and then it goes blank again. Is there anything I can do to resolve before I send it to Magellan?
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yearnslow
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: sportrak Reply with quote

Mmmmm.... sounds terminal to me i'm afraid. If you can't switch it on there really is nothing you can do. the only thing i can think of is have you got the batteries the right way around? it's a longshot........
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thompsdw
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:09 pm    Post subject: Water????? Reply with quote

So much for water proof. I finally pulled the unit apart and found water inside the unit. I used a hair dryer on the gps and then put it back together. Turned on and operates normally. I opened it back up and am going to leave it open for a week or so to completely dry out. This stinks. The thing is not supposed to leak. I will have to try to find where it was leaking at.
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yearnslow
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how did it get wet? I have a sportrak color also, and i would like to avoid that if possible! was it rain or did you dunk it?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:29 am    Post subject: It was dunked! Reply with quote

It has a holder on my jet ski that it rides in from time to time. Friends were riding and it got a very short dunk. I purchased this unit because it was waterproof! Don't know what to do now around being able to use it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect the water was forced in under pressure, mine has been out in the rain a few times with no ill effects, but i'm sure a ride on a jet ski would make a lot of these handhelds leak! maybe you need something with a more nautical application? I wouldn't use it again on the jet ski though!
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