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Temperature below safe level

My GPS Magellan Roadmate 700 has suddenly started taking 15 - 20 minutes to start. Once it starts everything is ok. It will give a message temperature below safe level. Please turn on the heater. ( not exact ) Magellan repair is $150 for which I can actually buy a used 700 from ebay with 1 year warranty. Can you please help me if I can fix this problem.

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  • short55w Feb 24, 2008

    I get a white screen now. No back lights to the control buttons.
    What can I do?

  • al fong May 11, 2010

    what is required to do a hard drive swap? i found that swapping a hard drive will only work if you use the board its on with the new drive. otherwise it cannot find maps? would i have to back up the drive then copy the info to the new drive? what if the maps on the newer drive are a newer revision? can i keep them?

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I've fixed that error by swapping out the PCB board (or the keypad board). Which you can't very easily do that.. unless of course you have a boneyard of these lying around. Additionally, it could be the Hard Drive, this error hasn't been narrowed down to any one specific cause to my knowledge. I'll take it off your hands if your going to buy another one though. Respectfully, -Dan

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Thanks for using Fixya 1st of all.

This problem has surfaced MANY times. It has been solved by numerous solutions. Without replacing the circuit board behind the keypad or the LCD I do NOT know a way to solve this. There never was a definite solution that remedies this. Possibly unplugging/replugging the ribbon cable from the LCD. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. Let me know if anything changes.

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