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Slow satellite aquisition

If I use my GPS everyday, all is well...but if it goes without power for more than 2-3 days, it totally forgets where it is, and takes 20-30 minutes to figure out present location.

My unit has always been this way... is this normal behavior, or is there a rechargable battery , or a capacitor, that is not storing electricity as it should, to keep some volatile ram running that is needed to save the location info?

If so, can a talented electronic tech fix this? Where and what is the component?

Is such a long init normal, after, say, moving the unit thousands of miles, or is it still too slow?

Thanks, MIke

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  • mhodish Jan 06, 2008

    Thanks, Montecarlo. I will live with it like it is until it dies all together, and then deal with a replacment. They are so cheap these days, I guess there is not point in trying to fix it. Mike



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My Roadmate 700 behaves in the same way. I have been so disappointed with Magellan Support and am now binning my Roadmate having just purchased and been further disappointed by maps and firmware updates.

I am now replacing it with a Tomtom 720T preloaded with maps and speed cameras and ot has live traffic info. It will update automatically each time I sit it on its cradle attached to my PC/internet.

Magellan is rubbish! poor quality manfacture and even poorer support.!

Posted on Jan 08, 2008


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