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Takes 4 ever to start up

Hi I have had this problem since my upgrade to the latest version in February 07. When I power the unit on, even in temperatures up to close to 80 degrees like today, the unit will display "Below safe operating temp...turn heater on...". This can go on for up to 20 minutes and is very frustrating. This even happens after car has been off sitting without AC and is very warm inside. Any help is apprecaited Thanks Dave

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Re: Takes 4 ever to start up

Dave, 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. -Daniel

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