I turn on mymmagellan roadmate 700 and i can input an address but the little black icon that appears on the screen when it is tring to locate itself doesn't seem to locate itself it has the the same location that i was at a week ago and it doesn't change. any advice on how to correct this would be greatly appreciated and its over a year old would the fact that i haven't updated it have any thing to to with it not finding a signal?
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Re: Loss of signal
Not updating your GPS isn't going to cause signal loss. Push the options key, go to configuration, then to diagnostics, scroll down.. select reset gps. it will say it takes 5 min. to relocate.. etc. see if that fixes it. If it doesn't fix then when you restart your unit and the user menu appears. Press "-" key and "repeat" button at the same time.. then select clear gps user data or.. user data gps... something to that nature.. Hope this works out for ya.
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i use to own a 700, i advise you to get the new magellan mastreo 4000 or higher,i did my research and the magellan700 roadmate is no longer being serviced.that is what the magellan website has had showed and someone on here also has said it and they start to have alot of problems.i own now a mastreo 4000 so far so good no problems.
Try to find a Point of Interest that's on that highway (like a Mall, Bank, Drugstore, etc.). Then, see how the address for that POI appears in their database. That will give you an idea of what shortcut they're using for that particular highway.
I had the same problem with myRm 700, too. Solution : connect your unit into the AC power pack . Turn it on. Then reinsert an address into the unit while plugged into the 110 volt ac wall outlet power supply. You may need to repeat this operation a few times.
Also, used mine in my 18-wheeler using a ac to dc power inverter. It seemed to work everytime. Note make sure the ac to dc inverter you by has enough dc output to feed your Gps all the juice it needs. That ac to dc inverter can be used to run other ac powererd appliances, too.
Try GPS data reset.
At user screen push the zoom out key and repeat button at the same time. Select Reset GPS data. This will reset the GPS settings. If after this you are still not getting any signal then you may have a loose RF cable inside your unit. If you feel comfortable opening up your unit and making sure the grey or black cable going from the big (main board) board to the board attached to the rear housing, then do that. Of course this is at your own risk. If you still get nothing after that, it may have something to do with your antenna, which you'll need to take off prior to opening your unit. Turn the antenna all the way out (past perpindicular to the unit) and pull straight out. make sure the connector isn't bent. Keep me updated if anything changes.
Joe, have you tried the external yet? Did that fix it? This sounds like a Hard Drive problem, but I would try re-loading /reflashing nand flash before I went the hard drive route. Do you have the software?
Does the initial Magellan screen appear? If it doesn't display anything and it's just blue... :( Normally means that something on the main board is your problem. Which, means your out of luck. What happened to it? It just suddenly stopped working? Let me know.