Hi there may be u can help me. My Magellan RoadMate 700 does not work properly, it freezes some times and the touch screen does not work properly for example if i select one alfabet than it selects the one next to it the antena just came off and also it shuts off automatically if u touch the power cord or even if the vehicle goes through some bumps or if the GPS moves from its mounting position, it makes it so difficult specially when you are travelling and near your distination and then it suddenly shuts off. i have been looking for a GPS repair shop for long time but no luck. I am not sure if you will be able to help me but at least if you can let me know if there is any GPS repair shop in Orange County California.Thank You. Mayur Chauhan.
Re: Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS does not work properly
It seems that Magellan is not good with the power connectors on their
units, I believe the problem is with the power adapter plugged into the
cradle. Sorry I have no information about a repair center. Usually for
an absorbent amount of money, Magellan will repair.
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Same problems, you have to update as far as I know and you have to update every year otherwise it will start to freeze up. It's a rip off because it's $99 a year. Does anyone know if the other GPS companies do this?
i use to own a 700, i advise you to get the new magellan mastreo 4000 or higher,i did my research and the magellan700 roadmate is no longer being serviced.that is what the magellan website has had showed and someone on here also has said it and they start to have alot of problems.i own now a mastreo 4000 so far so good no problems.
The cable that connects your hard drive to your main board could be loose. If it's not loose, then it's your hard drive. The only thing you can do (if it's not the cable) is send it in for a new hard drive. Unsure what the costs will be but the magellan logo screen is produced from memory on the main board while anything after that is when the hard drive takes over.
Try resetting user data. At user menu, press "-" zoom out and repeat button at same time. select reset user data, it will reboot automatically, then check to see if it is any better. If not, hopefully the software came with your unit and you can re-install it.
Good luck and let me know if you need help with the installation.
Does the initial Magellan screen appear? If it doesn't display anything and it's just blue... :( Normally means that something on the main board is your problem. Which, means your out of luck. What happened to it? It just suddenly stopped working? Let me know.