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Roadmate 5045 slow after update

Unit was working great until I update the software and maps. Now, if I click on address, it takes about 20-30 seconds to get a reaction. Clickning on a point of interest (e.g. coffee) gets me nowhere (unit reboot after 30 seconds of idling), some streets are not recogniozed by the unit.

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  • Pierre Jean Oct 12, 2012

    Thanks much. This is what I did. I contacted Magellan's help desk who concluded in a defective device. They suggested I return it to th estore and get a new one. Which I did (Thanks to Canadian Tire). But I got the exact same problem with the new one. As soon as I updated the map, the problem reoccured. So... I permanently fixed the problem by returning it again and purchasing a Garmin at Costco. And it has been working great since day 1!!!

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Magellan support was actually pretty good helping me with the exact same issue. The problem (at least in my case) was that the map files were fragmented. I tried using the Windows defragmenter, but that made fragmentation even worse! The Magellan support engineer recommended I download UltraDefrag instead:
http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

Here's what I had to do to completely resolve my issue:
1. Download and install UltraDefrag
2. Connect my GPS to my PC
3. Move the MAP directory from my GPS drive (J:) to my hard disk
4. In UltraDefrag, make sure Action > Skip removable media is not selected
5. Run the optimizer (Ctrl-F7 or Action > Full optimization) after selecting the GPS drive (J: on my computer)
6. Copy the MAP files back to the J: drive AFTER optimization has completed

I double-checked the fragmentation after the files were copied and got 0%. After disconnecting the GPS from the PC, the unit rebooted and doing an address search no longer takes 15 seconds. POI searchs are also much faster than before.

Posted on Mar 17, 2013

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I have had my Magellan 5045-LM for a couple years and love it. The last update also slowed mine down. I have created a case with Magellan support. Please do the same thing. The more push they get the sooner they will fix it. Email support.us@cs.magellangps.com to create a case.
Software version 4.92 is the one that slowed me down.

With Traffic updates, free map updates, lane choice support, etc... it's hard to beat.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

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