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Long warm up time

I did not have this problem for many years. Now it takes 45 minutes to warm up. The 700 temperature is about 70 Fh. How can I fix it?

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  • ok56 Nov 21, 2008

    THE WARM UP TIME OF MY ROADMESTER 700 IS ABOUT 45 MINUTES. aMBIENT TEMPERETURE IS ABOUT 70Fh. NOBODY COULD FIND OUT THE SOLUTION SO FAR.

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Hello,

Look what i found looking in our files:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t144530-message_tempature_low

I hope it can help you out with your problem.

If not, let me know.
Good luck,
Dahaka

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Hi,

Offhand, if reset or software would not address the issue. Might it be a hardware problem. If everything else works except the "warm up time", then it is probably the sensor the detects internal temp. Assuming that it is no longer under warranty, then perhaps one can venture a DIY (do-it-yourself). To open, remove the 4 screws and unsnap the lock/clip on the end.. This page for another unit/model might give you insights. The temperature sensor is located on the LCD assembly. incidentally, it has been noted that some cable connections do get loose specially on the hard drive. Pls check all connectors.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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    Hi again,

    Any updates or developments so far?


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Have you tried to go the the Magellan site and download the latest software update (they call is "patch") for your unit?

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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Download an install the latest firmware to sort the problem, you may need to uptade it afterwards

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Initially, try to reset the unit. Remove the battery for about 10 mins. Software/Firmware update can fix the problem. Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest update.

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