Question about Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver
My Roadmate 700 is a couple years old so it is no longer under warranty. It would only start up every once in a while for a little, now it won't turn on at all. Sometimes there are a couple lines that appear on the display. I suspect that it might be the hard drive. If it is, is there anyway that I can buy a new hard drive for it? I can install it myself, but I was also wondering if there was a place that repairs these types of things.
Attempt this at your own risk as this is merely suggestion. Do not blame me if your already broken GPS is.... brokener? Since it is no longer under warranty, here's something that you could do. Ever soldered before? If not, find someone who has. If the problem is the hard drive, which is somewhat common then your out of luck. If the problem isn't the hard drive though then try this. (be grounded before you open the case. - take 4 screws out. - carefully, slightly open wide end (left side (facing you)). - push bottom half towards narrow end (there are 2 hooks on opposing end) - CAUTION: there will be an RF cable attached to the main board next to the antenna, remove it. - fold the case over and you'll see the card in the rear housing. - Normally the culprit, look to where the cable leads on this card. - the connector (on the ckt card) could be loose, if so solder it back on. - Remove the circuit card and look on the back. - There should be 3 small IC chips next to each other on the bottom side, if not and the 3rd chip isn't to be found... your out of luck yet again. Good luck and if you get confused during the process, let me know and I'll try to clarify. and put the 4 rubber rings back on.
Posted on Aug 19, 2006
I too have been having problems with my roadmate 700, and as I was tinkering, I found that I could access the factory test settings by pressing the Plus (+) and Minus (-) at the same time, as I powered up the device. THere is a hard drive test in that menu.
Posted on Aug 12, 2006
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