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Re: Long warm up time
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.
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Had the same problem with my MRM 700 back in 2005, only 2 months after I purchased it. They changed the connector, and it worked. BUT, few months later I had the same problem again. I haven't used it anymore since then (moved to another country), now I am trying to fix it but no warranty anymore..
You might want to try updating your TomTom through TomTom Home. It loads something called "QuickFix" onto the TomTom, which I guess tells the TomTom where GPS satellites are going to be. I get a fix in about 5-15 seconds if I keep this updated, otherwise it takes a few minutes.
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.
after you re set your nuvi, and the "acquiring satellites" is showing on screen: place the unit while on, flat, outside - I placed mine on the outside deck with open skies above! leave the unit in this position for no less than 45 minutes. This is the time the unit needs in order to "acquire" the satellites. After this, my unit worked perfectly well. Hope this helps. JA
It may be the cradle is damaged. If any of those tongs are bent it could lose connection meaning your must now spend $70 to buy a new one which will also eventually malfunction. They've jacked up the price from $30 when I bought a new one to $70 in just a couple of years knowing it was a bad product and they keep breaking. I have a looooow opinion of Magellan at this point.
Please, stop turning your heater on and holding your unit up to the vent. This error is not a unique one, but it is one that requires parts to be replaced. The keypad board has 2 wires coming off of it and they sit right ontop of your LCD. More then likely that is what will be replaced. The only problem is, is that you can't buy individual parts from Magellan. So, ATC Logistics & Electronics (Magellan repair center) in Fort Worth, Tx would be your next move if your wanting to pay for repairs.. or just get a new one.
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.
Ahh yes the ever so elusive temp. below safe level error. lol. (sorry) Attached to the radio board are 3 wires connecting to the top of your lcd. This is where the temp is read from. I know telling you this doesn't help, just info. This problem has been fixed from swapping out radio boards (the board that's behind your keypad), additionally swapping out hard drives. I'm not sure if the unit will detect the USB but, if you can, try re-loading whichever version you have ie. 4.32/5.14. As far as end user fixes, I don't exactly have one unless you can find a scrap unit that someone doesn't want b/c it's malfunctioned as well.
Good luck and I wish I could of been more help.