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Satellite Lock I have a Magellan Sport Trak Map unit which is probably 6 years old or so. I have not had any serious accidents with it, ie - dropping, banging, left outside, etc... The problem I am having is that it takes forever to get lock on the satellites, (15-45 minutes, if ever). If it does finally lock on, as soon as I start moving, or if I go into any tree cover whatsoever, it looses lock right away. I have tried re-initializing it many times. I have checked all the settings. I live in northern Michigan. Any thoughts?

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I cleared the memory and it seems to work now

you will want to write down the waypoints or any other saved data before doing this

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I have a Magellan 315 gps that is appoximately 10 yrs. old. Does it have an internal battery that needs to be replaced?


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Yes these units have an internal ten year lithium battery. I am currently researching this issue, as I have two dead and one working 300series GPSs. When the internal battery dies and the regular batteries are removed or die the unit will loose all user data (way points and routes), as well as the satellite map and initialization. After dieing the unit will appear to function normally but fail to lock on, track or get a fix. Only showing the coordinates from the initialization. These units also have an internal capacitor that provides sufficient power to hold the memory during quick battery changes, but not over night. I have as yet found a working solution, but only researching this for a few days.

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Nov 19, 2010 | Magellan GPS 300 GPS Receiver

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ARE THERE ANY UP DATES FOR MY MAGELLAN SPOR TRAK? IF THERE ARE, HOW DO I GET THEM AND GET THEM DOWNLOADED.


According to the Magellan website, there is one update to version 1.1..
http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp?prodid=154

However, there are NO upgrades or maps available.

Hope this helps.

May 01, 2010 | Magellan Sport Trak GPS Receiver

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Does not pick up satellite location right away - have to drive around forever before it picks up your location


its a pretty old unit the 700 series came out 6 or 7 years ago.

an external antenna is available on ebay for about $25.

The factory antenna pulls off and teh plug is beneath it.

Personally I would recommend getting a new unit Garmin, magellan and Tomtom all make units under $150 and the improvements are vast especially in user interface but most importantly newer maps and faster processors make it a worthwhile investment.

Apr 16, 2010 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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Maestro 4250 frozen after incomplete 2009 map up date


I had same problem on 3/28/09.

According to Magellan and other people who have experienced the same problem, this is terminal to the unit. It can be caused by downloading the 08/09 Magellan map upgrade, which can cause the unit to permanently lock up. Magellan is well aware of the problem, and should offer to replace your unit if you have the problem. If you elect to have it repaired, Magellan can download the map upgrade for you in the repair process. Here is a site noting the same problem: http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:pNLjGT-i4-sJ:forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D8958+magellan+4250+gps+stays+on+blue+screen&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Questions for Magellan: 1) why would they sell, in 2009, gps units with old 2007 maps loaded in them, requiring the purchaser to buy a current map, and 2) if there is a problem with downloading the current maps, why is there not an advisement or warning to the installer.

Other than replacing the unit, there appears to be no "fix".

Mar 29, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS

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Need instructions for magellan sport trak map hand held gps


Magellan SporTrak manuals are on this page
http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp?prodid=154


Let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks,
Ekse

Mar 05, 2009 | Magellan Sport Trak GPS Receiver

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RoadMate 700/760 Version 6 update maps are over a year old!!


THE CURE for this problem is NEVER BUY Magellan again!!

After paying over £800 for an early Roadmate 700 (which failed and was replaced by a failed/recon version) then to have problems with software.. now having waited a year to get map update and version 6 firmware I find it doesn't give me Magellan Tools which was promised by Magellan Support.

After several mail queries and important qustions remaining unanswered I am buying a Tomtom Go 720T which will do all the updates automatically via a cradle linked to my PV/Internet.

NEVER EVER AGAIN a damned Magellan - great when it works but it's easier to get blood from a stone than good support from Magellan.

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Magellan sport trak map


Where do I get hunting/fishing maps that I can download into the sport trak
for Northern California area. Zip code 96001

Sep 12, 2007 | Magellan Sport Trak GPS Receiver

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Magellan Roadmate 700 freezes up


Try resetting user data. At user menu, press "-" zoom out and repeat button at same time. select reset user data, it will reboot automatically, then check to see if it is any better. If not, hopefully the software came with your unit and you can re-install it. Good luck and let me know if you need help with the installation. Daniel

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