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I just got a Magellan roadmate 1200 over the weekend from a friend and when I plug it in it loads to a screen that says the usb is connected follow pc instructions

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The USB must be for charging the unit and downloading updates when it becomes available. You have to unplug the USB and use the battery power to put in addresses .My 1200 does the same.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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My Magellan Roadmate GPS has a "USB" error

click on start and then RIGHT click on computer then click on manage

click on device manager in the top left window and a list of devices will appear in the top right.

Plug your magellan roadmnate into the usb port and the top right window will refresh. See if you can see a device that says unkown device check also under usb controllers by clicking with the lefvt mouse button on the + sign to the left of the words usb controllers. If you see unknown device or anything with a yellow exclamation mark , right click on it and click uninstall. when you have uninstalled the problem hardware restart the pc and unplug the device BEFORE windows starts. When you are back up and running plug the Roadmate back into the computer and hopefully windows will install the device correctly

Mar 09, 2011 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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Need an update for magellan roadmate 1200

Magellan® RoadMate® 1200 Software Update Version 1.50/3.12 - Release Notes This update applies to Magellan RoadMate 1200. It includes the following features, fixes, and improvements:

  • Point of interest (POI) Search Improvements reduce POI search times
  • Map Draw Improvements improve zooming, panning, and time to display the map

The software update version corresponds to your current software version:

  • If you have software version 1.46 or 1.48, your software will be updated to v1.50.
  • If you have software version 3.10, your software will be updated to v3.12.
You can locate your software version by following these steps:

  1. Start at the Main Menu.
  2. Press the arrow on the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Select "User Options"
  4. Select "System Settings"
  5. Select "Next"
  6. Select "Product Information"
  7. Your software version is on the line titled "Firmware Version"
Download Update: (Click here:)

Feb 07, 2010 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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My magellan roadmate has a small ding on screen. I will not respond to touch on certain screens. Can it be taken appart for repair?

yes it can, but youll have to get the lcd with the digitizer, because the are soldered on the the lcd and very difficult to replace.

you can buy a good used, but broken 1200 off ebay for under 20.00 normally, because the 1200 has a problem with the usb port becoming damaged or broken and ask the seller if the screen is good

here is a quik search of broken 1200 on 43e7187.gif

you can also by a new screen but its harly worth it, since yyou can buy a new 1200 for under 70.00

if you need further help, just reply to this post


Jan 04, 2010 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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Can you download an update for a magellan roadmate 1430?

Yes you can: Enter your info here
English Manual:
Magellan® RoadMate® 1430 Software Update Version 3.12:
2009 Spring Map Update:
As for connecting it to the computer, you'll need the usb cable that came with it. Then you'll want to do this:
Follow these steps to connect your Magellan RoadMate to your PC.
  1. Turn ON your Magellan RoadMate.
  2. Touch "Map" to display the map screen.
  3. Connect your GPS to your PC using the USB cable.

Oct 19, 2009 | GPS

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I pluged in my Magellan Roadmate 1200 in to the computer with the usb cable thinking it would charge. It now says it has a fatal error and that screen won't go away. Did I erase the memory on it? I...

im sure its not trash, but i dont think the usb will charge this model ( the usb wont charge all models of magellan, only some) while the unit is on, use a paperclip and insert it in the small hole on the side of the gps, that should return it to its normal state.

if you need further help, just let me know.


Sep 03, 2009 | Magellan Roadmate 1200 Car GPS Receiver

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How do i change the language to spanish on my magellan roadmate 1200?

Now, based on what you told me I understand that:
· You want feature information.
· You want to know how to change the system language
RoadMate 1210, 1220, 1340, 1440, 1470
  1. From the main menu screen select the Settings icon (has a wrench and a screwdriver in an X formation)
  2. Select the option labeled "Sistema"(Spanish)/"Systeme"(French)
  3. Select the optino labeled "Lenguajes"Spanish)/"Langues"(French)
  4. Select your preferred language setting
  5. Confirm your selection by selecting the Back Arrow on the bottom left hand corner of the screen
  6. Unit will restart to make the language change

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