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Satellite cannot locate my Magellan 700 - Please Help

Hi Dan, My Magellan 700 will not locate me.I have tried to master reboot and open unit up.I did find a loose wire and had it professionally soldered. It still doesn't work. I called Magellan again, and I went through setting the GPS position and settings. It still doesn't work. We went to the GPS status screen, and the SNR column all read zeroes. Is there an easy fix? What is the problem? Thanks Gino

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Re: Satellite cannot locate my Magellan 700 - Please Help

All zeros ehh? nice.. :) I'm not sure that having that wire that was "loose" solderd on was a good idea. Pretty sure your talkin about the RF cable from the main board to you I/O card (the card with the power connections). this cable isn't supposed to be soldered on, although I don't see what it could hurt as long as the connection was good before the solder cooled. If you open the unit up.. (again) and take out the I/O card (power card) . Look on the back of that circuit card and make sure that there are three small ICs' in a row at the position that sits in the outter beveled part of the back cover. I know this is hard to explain, but basically, if your missing an IC chip and you can't find it, then there's no hope.. look at some of my other posts and try various software resets. if you find the small IC chip I'm talking about (somehow) then call that professional solderer guy back. Let me know. -Daniel

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