Magellan 700, lost signal found a causation. Need help
From great help of guys previous posted answer, I opened up back of Magellan 700 and found disconneted grey color wire from back side board.(There are two boards inside,front and back. The wire each end attached to front and back board).
The problem is how I solder the the wire onto the board. The wire tip has very small connector type device attached and the device goes to on the board.
Is any electronic repair guy can do soldering?, or any of your recommandation? I live in city of Fullerton, CA.
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make sure the
battery is charged up good, then take it outside and turn it on and
leave it in clear view of the open sky for up to 30 minutes to acquire
the satellites especially if its been reset.
if that fails, reset
the unit...turn it on, then locate the reset button on the left side bottom of the gps and use a paper clip to depress the reset switch...it should restart on its own..take it back outside
and let it in clear view of the open sky for up to 30 minutes.
that fails..go HERE and get the update and follow the instructions..you will have to sign on to the Magellan site
before you can download anything.
it is a dicontinued like mine roadmate700 and started losing sattilite signal like everyone says here ,i got upset i spent alot of money on it,then this happens, so i decided and bought the new magellan mastreo 4000 and just updated the software and no problems i love it,portable,thin light weight internal chargable battery that lasts 3hrs,the signal strenght is awsome,never had any problems,my advice junk it, the 700 like i did and purchase a new unit.this way it will save you alot of problems and headaches in the future,beleive me.
I had a Roadmate 700 with the same problem as yours, and the solution was simple: the hard drive inside had come loose!
All I did was open up the unit (4 screws on the back and a small snap-together clip on the end), and plugged the hard drive back into the cable. The cable has 2 black posts that fit into the hard drive, so you can't misalign the pins. On mine, the hard drive label was facing UP.
Once the hard drive was plugged in, I powered up, and could hear the hard drive spin up (which I hadn't heard before). The unit booted from the "Magellan" screen right into the menu almost immediately!
All zeros ehh? nice.. :) I'm not sure that having that wire that was "loose" solderd on was a good idea. Pretty sure your talkin about the RF cable from the main board to you I/O card (the card with the power connections). this cable isn't supposed to be soldered on, although I don't see what it could hurt as long as the connection was good before the solder cooled. If you open the unit up.. (again) and take out the I/O card (power card) . Look on the back of that circuit card and make sure that there are three small ICs' in a row at the position that sits in the outter beveled part of the back cover. I know this is hard to explain, but basically, if your missing an IC chip and you can't find it, then there's no hope.. look at some of my other posts and try various software resets. if you find the small IC chip I'm talking about (somehow) then call that professional solderer guy back. Let me know.
The grey cable that you see (sometimes it comes in a black woven cable as well) as soon as you open up your unit has to be connected to the main board in the corner. Additionally on the I/O card or GPS board (the board that's attached to the rear cover) has to be connected as well. If you see any loose cables and you find a place it fits, plug it in.
So, the answer to your question is yes, that could be the problem.