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Problem with Magellan GPS 315

I own a magellan 315 GPS receiver and it used to work fine for a long time. Last week i tried to use it but the unit didn't get any satellite signal. I have to let it stationary for more than 10 minutes to get any signal. Don't know what's going on, so if anybody can help me i'll apreciate it.

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  • ourboat Nov 17, 2007

    Same problem with ours, we have only had it for 1.5 years and we can't get satellite either. If this is the end of the product life, we will never buy another one.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    Unit is locked in "SOFTWARE UPLOAD MODE"

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    I have a GPS 315 with the same satellite search/locking problems.

    Any solutions?

    I emailed Magellan and I'm waiting for an answer.

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I own Two Magellan 315. They both have failed in exactly the same way as yours, will not lock on too a satillite. I have concluded that this is their design life and that is the end. I did post one to the Magillan repair centre in France but that disappeared. I have replaced the two of them from EBay and will see how I get on with those

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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