Question about Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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My 700 has no GPS

My 700 will not find my location. In fact it does not show any gps at all. When I turn it on it doesn't even attempt to find satellites, the signal is color black. I looked at the GPS status and it looks like all 12 channels are working (none at 0000) however I have no azimuth or elevation. Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated

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  • ttaylormd Dec 07, 2007

    I had the same problem, but when I tried all these solutions, the unit would not track my location. I sent it in for repair, but the Repair Center in Ft. Worth lost my 700. Tech Service in India sent my a 3100 unit, but it is not the same. Should I continue the battle or surrender

  • Dennis Jerome Dec 22, 2007

    after I installed version 6 update the following problems began.
    I went into the diagnostics menu and initialized the GPS followed by entering the address of my location. The unit was outside on a clear sunny day. I left the unit on for at least one hour. The strength of the satellite signal indicated red only. While driving there was no further information other than the maneuver map, which was correct. But the GPS never recognized that I was driving away from my home location.

    I have also tried entering the secret menu and resetting the GPS according to the recommendation. Still the unit has an extremely weak signal, indicator red, and does not recognize that I have am driving away from my home location to the selected destination.

  • ryoungcape Aug 23, 2008

    my megellan does not locate a satelite for operation.

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    My Roadmate 700 hasn't worked since a few weeks after I bought it. I gave up on it, and just dug it out now. Still the same problem, and no secret menu.



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I fixed this problem by opening the options menu, selecting the diagnostics button, then the initialize button. The gps began to look for satellites again and after several minutes began working as normal.

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HI, My suggestion concerning your problem,is to try to set your gps location, you can find it in configuration gps location, to do so, stop in front of an address and set this address as your location or next your house whatever but the most important to locate the azimuth to your maps.try this, it works with me,it was freezing and not updating my position . good luck

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Danny, First I would try resetting GPS. It has been a while since I've worked on the 700's but there is a next to the GPS Status button that shows something along the lines of resetting GPS. It will then tell you that it will take 5 min. to re-aquire a signal. Try that first. If that fails, restart your unit and at the user menu push the "-" (zoom out) key AND the "repeat" button on top. Your in the "secret" menu now. Select Reset GPS user data (maybe it doesn't say that verbatim but work with me here). Press yes to confirm then check your gps status again. Let me know how it works out. -Daniel

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