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Aric
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Category: GPS
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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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I have a magellan GPS 2000! bought 18 years ago. I left the

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I have a magellan GPS 2000 ! bought 18 years ago. I left the batteries
JA: Just to clarify, what's the brand and model of the GPS?
Customer: Magellan
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I was about to tell you what my problem is
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I left the batteries in too long and they co
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: coroded messing up the contacts for the batteries question can thin unit be fixed?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Aric replied 2 months ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you. I'm sorry you're having problems.

Sorry about that computer-generated helper there, I have no control over that.

Now, if I got this correct - you bought this GPS 18 years ago? Also does the unit power up at all in any way?

Expert:  Aric replied 2 months ago.

There is a replacement battery available for this unit for around $10, and the corrosion can be cleaned up with a mild mix of baking soda and water (this eats and neutralizes the acid making it non-corrosive), and then the contacts (if they are also corroded) can be cleaned with a little rubbing alcohol. If you are looking to do this work yourself, you can purchase the battery at the link below:

http://www.bigupbattery.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=batt-001437&click=2

Expert:  Aric replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Aric replied 2 months ago.

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