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Magellan Maestro 3200 GPS - wrong time on unit

The time is about 21 minutes off on the Magellan. Can't find anyplace to change the time. If it is controlled by the Satellite how can it be off 21 minutes. We have it set for central time zone

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my Maestro 3225. It is off by 3 minutes and 39 seconds right now and seems to be growing about 1 minute per week. Eventually the ETA will be useless without some extra math. A GPS receiver only works by measuring extremely precise timing signals, so I am sure that it internally knows time to better than a microsecond (probably nanoseconds) to tell me where I am as accurately as it does. Go figure.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    My Magellan GPS clock is off by 7 minutes. This seems impossible; but it is. On one thread I read that a complete reset will fix this but of course I would lose all information with no guarantees it wouldn't happen again.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    cant find time zone for perth wa

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    My Magellan Maestro 3210 is off by 32 minutes or so

  • cjohns86 Nov 26, 2008

    I have a Magellan Roadmate that's off 9 mins currently and has been getting steadily worse. Any fixes?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    My 3200 is about 3 minutes slow, and nothing I've tried will fix it.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    Same problem here on the 3500 and it is slowly getting worse.

  • wa5tef Jan 01, 2009

    Same thing here. I called "Tech Support" and the lady could barely speak English, much less know what I was asking. They have no idea how to fix the problem. I think just let everyone know that the Magellan has this flaw and if the word gets to enough folks, they will take notice and advise a fix.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    same problem mine is off by about 4 min

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My Megellan Roadmate had the same problem the time was way off and the date read 8/06/2009 instead of 06/17/2009. I tried everything the previous posting mentioned to no avail. I called Magellan tech support and they talked me thru it. (1) Turn the unit on outside ( not in a building ) (2) Hold down on the power button for 20sec. then let go. (3) Turn the unit on and go to the map. (4) Touch the upper rt. corner were the bars are, the screen will change and say tracking X (#) of sattilites. wait untill the bars for the sattiligts all change to green now you can go back to the main menu and the time should be correct.

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  • fssbn623g Jan 13, 2011

    I have a Maestro 3225 and time slipped on it as well. Tech support could not help, but I tried this solution and it now works great, with correct time!

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Hey never posted here before but I found a solution under another question on here. Mine was off 7 minutes and it was really annoying me. All I had to do to fix it was go under user options then system settings, then time zone. Now you have to change your time zone to something else, I had it set to Eastern so I set it to Central and hit save. It then returns you to the previous menu, now go back into time zone and set it back to the proper zone and save again. Check the time under "Current Location" (the tow truck on mine) and voila! Seems kinda dumb that this fixes it but I guess it forces the system to recheck the satellite time.

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I have found a solution. my magellan maestro 4000 was 3 min off and I could not find a solution inside the system settings, I even tried the time zone change and it did not work. I found a reset button on the side of it near the power button. I saved all my info to a memory card just in case and turned the power on and pushed the button. Like magic, it reset itself and the time is now correct. Also I never had to use the info on my memory card cause the reset did not delete the information on my magellan.

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