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Power loss during software upgrade -- now Serial Number is "Unprogrammed"


I had a power loss while upgrading the software on my Magellan RM700.

Now when I try to upgrade, the Authorization Code is rejected, and on the diagnostics menu my serial number is listed as "Unprogrammed".

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Power loss during software upgrade -- now Serial...

Call the magellan company they might help you out.

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