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2 Magellan GPS roadmates that do not work.

I have two Magellan GPS roadmates.  One is a 700 and the other is a 760.  I purchased the second one because the first one quit working now neither one works.  Magellan is no help and all they offer is to send them in for repairs at $143.00 plus shipping.  They take about 10 - 15 minutes to find the satellites and that happens every time.  I think the problem is that they were stored with the external antenna that has a strong magnet on it.  The users manual and the instructions for the external antenna do not mention this as a problem, but it all that I can see that may be causing problems for both units.

Is there anything that can be done to resolve this problem by an upgrade or reload?

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Re: 2 Magellan GPS roadmates that do not work.

As i understany ur problem i would like to provide u some trobleshooting steps to over come the signal problem.,
NOTE: If you are trying these steps from your vehicle, it is
Recommended to follow when the vehicle is in a stationary position.
Make sure that the device is exposed to the clear view of sky.

With the antenna pointing upwards, remove the antenna and then re-insert.
Swivel it up and down to make sure its securely placed.

wait for few mins and check the signal indicator.
Still not working,

  • Turn on the unit and select any user.
  • Make sure that the antenna is in the upright position and the unit has
    a direct line of sight with the sky.
  • Select 'Option' from the keypad.
  • Then select 'Configuration'.
  • Scroll down to select 'Diagnostics'.
  • Scroll down again to select 'Initialize GPS'.
  • At this point you would receive two options, 'Yes or No' - select 'YES'.
  • Now scroll down and select 'Set GPS Position'.
  • Enter your City, Street name and number at the corresponding

NOTE: The address that you are entering in the Set GPS Position should be the address at which you are at that point of time.

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Re: 2 Magellan GPS roadmates that do not work.

I can fully identify with your problems. My Roadmate 700 was the third machine that I was supplied with - the first two failed and this third unit was a factory refurbished unit. What a rubbish organistaion Magellan is!!!!

I am now binning my Roadmate having just bought new maps and software but failed to get Magellan Tools or cameras as was promised. I am now buying a Tomtom Go series with maps and cameras preloaded plus live traffic info - it auto updates each time it's put on its cradle linked to PC/internet.

What a crass orgainisation Magellan is - RUBBISH!!!!

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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