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My Magellan is Road Mate 2036-MU When I turn it on it just has the circle that just keeps going around, and will not bring e to the next screen

For some reason it will not bring me to the opening screen it turns on and keeps showing me this circle that going around and does not bring me to the next screen. The numbers on the bottom are P/N:800-0157-002 3910 and SN:0799001349743 On the opening screen it has 2010 MiTAC International Corporation at the very bottom of this screen and will not go any further

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A file or the flash memory is corrupt. You will need to call or chat with support. Support is available Mon - Fri 6 am. to 5 pm. PST. at 800-707-9971. To chat go to and click on the chat link.

Posted on Jan 16, 2015


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No a practical solution, but at least you will get your device repair, after being on hold for 40 minutes I spoke to a very nice rep, unfortunately evethough she didn't admit it, it seems a software problem with the new 2008/2009 map update, in other words no way to fix it, you need to send it for repair, make sure you tell them to update the device with the new 2008/2009 Maps, if not you will have the same problem later on, Good Luck

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SOURCE: I have the Magellan 1440, all I get is where it

  1. Get a clear view of the sky and then turn off the unit and then power on again.
  2. Once the unit is on and you see the street display tap on the signal icon on the screen.
  3. You will see a half globe with horizontal signal color orange and wait for at least 5 full green signal and then close that page.
  4. Once your in the sreet display you will see tsignal strength on the screen.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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SOURCE: Turns On but not past the loading screen

Hello :

I recommend you to reset your RoadMate .

To reset your RoadMate please follow these steps :

1: Locate the button marked "Reset" on the left, right or bottom of the unit.

2: Using a thin object, such as a paper clip, depress the button for two to three seconds. The unit should reset.

3:If the unit does not reset, immediately press the button again and hold it for up to 10 seconds.

NOTE : Please don't attempt to perform a factory reset on the Roadmate or Maestro GPS units by holding down both the "Reset" and "Power" buttons. This will cause the GPS unit to format its own hard drive. Doing so will erase all data, including the GPS software, from the unit.

This solution should help with your problem . If that didn't help , then I recommend you call Magellan service for help .


Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Magellan Roadmate 2036-mu will

Slide the power switch to turn it OFF and hold it in that position for about 20 secs or more. Release the switch and now restart the GPS by sliding the power switch again. The GPS should start up and start searching for satellites.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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SOURCE: how can i reset magellan

With the GPS turned ON; slide the power switch to turn it OFF and continue to hold it for another 20+ secs. Release the switch and restart the GPS, hopefully it should be reset.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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