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Magellan 300 Roadmate

Formatted Internal Memory. Have now lost the Audio. How do I put the audio back.

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I think you are going to struggle here.
It may be possible to put the sounds back using the Magellan RoadMate PC application it is mentioned in the manual and on the web site http://www.magellangps.com/ but I cant see where to obtain it!

You are not alone, there is a thread here with people complaining about their receiver and trying to find the software. http://www.expansys.com/ft.aspx?k=63844

A reviewer here is actually using the software http://www.gpsinformation.us/rm300/Magellan%20RM300%20map%20loading.html note the red warning about formatting the internal memory!

I checked P2P to see if the software was floating around but all I found were maps.

Sorry for all the links but I think you'd better be informed that this ain't a quick fix and contacting Magellan may be the only way.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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