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Freezes at street name screen

Unit navigates to remembered locations, but will not accept a street name after the city is entered. At the street screen, entering the first letter causes the unit to freeze. Power-down is the only way out. I was running software version 5 (purchased update in 2006) and have used it extensively. At least it can get me home;-)
I use a Mac but have access to a PC. I used the Mac Disk Utility to check (not repair!) the HD; it reported problems. I did not attempt repair. If the HD is fried, I'd guess my software won't load on to a replacement. So... is it time for a TomTom?

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Re: freezes at street name screen

Yes - bin the Magellan - I have a Roadmate 700 and just bought the updates but to get cameras loaded is a major hassle and Mag Support just do not respond... what a waste of money my Magellan has been, cost over £800!

Am now buying a Tomtom 720T with cameras preloaded - it does an auto update each time yu sit the unit in a cradle attached to your PC.

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