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Lost sound and audio

I received this Roadmate 700 as a hand-me-down a few weeks ago. The initial problem was a faulty car adaptor cord. After fiddling long enough the unit would power up and stay on as long as it wasn't jostled. It operated long enough that I know the sound was working. I ordered a new cord and cradle. While waiting to receive them I downloaded the version 3.32 firmware so I could update the maps. It was after that I noticed that there was no longer sound. I figured it was just my luck to have the sound go out. Magellan support told me that this unit is no longer serviceable and offered a trade-in value of 40% off any new Maestro. It was then that I came across the FixYa site and discovered that others have written about the same problem. I just couldn't find the solution(s) that DanEzo offered them. There is no sound at all. I opened the unit up to check the speaker and connections. Everything looks good visually. I found the hidden menu at start up and believe I reset the right menu choice, but still no sound. Are there other possibilities? FYI - I don't have the CD that came with the unit. I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.

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  • brokenarrow Jan 26, 2008

    i have the same problem, I updated my uncle magellan 700 from 3.11 to 3.32 and afterwards he lost his audio. Does anyone have a solution?I tried doing audio test-nothing. tried powering down for a minute-nothing. tried reinstalling upgrade-nothing.And I even tried turning up the volume control-and once agian-nothing.

  • drosvold Feb 04, 2008

    I upgraded my Magellan Roadmate to version 3.32 and lost all audio. How can I fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    yes i have same prolem no sound

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    I have also the same issue with the 700. Too many issues with the 700. I am switching over to TOMTOM !!!

  • smegtrek Jun 19, 2008

    The Solution below works with a few notes.



    1. My screen indeed locked at first as covered in the last step, so expect that to happen. Connecting the USB, deleting the SND file and restarting it works and the sound is back even without the file there.



    2. This only fixes the Female voice along with the beeps and clicks. The unit goes silent again if you select the male voice but switching back to the female fixed that. I assume "_F" in the file name must mean female.



    3. It seems to be missing "Keep to the Right/Left" voice directions.



    4. The display still shows "ARDEJ...." or something like that instead of the word Exit or Entrance when exiting or entering the freeway. Voice is fine though. Anyone got a fix for that?

  • smegtrek Jun 19, 2008

    Another quick comment on the solution is don't worry if you never get to do step 5 and 6. If after you copy the sound file and the opening screen locks just skip to step 7 - worked for me.

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Assume RM 700 lost sound after updating to ver 3.32 from Magellan website. Below is solution that works for my RM 700.

1. Search for the file ENG_F.SND sound on google or yahoo or any search engine.

2. Connect RM 700 to PC, and create folder name SOUND_EU on RM 700.

3. Copy the ENG_F.SND to SOUND_EU folder.

4. Disconnect RM 700 from PC.

5. Turn on RM 700, and go to Option, configuration, language, and choose English.

6. RM 700 will load sound file and turn off.

7. Turn on RM 700, if it keeps showing the initial screen, then connect the RM 700 to PC, and DELETE the ENG_F.SND from SOUND_EU. It should be OK after you disconnect RM 700 from PC and turn it on again.

GOOD LUCK!

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I use to own a 700, i advise you to get the new magellan mastreo 4000 or higher,i did my research and the magellan700 roadmate is no longer being serviced.that is what the magellan website has had showed and someone on here also has said it and they start to have alot of problems.i own now a mastreo 4000 so far so good no problems.your choice

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1. Search for the file ENG_F.SND sound on google or yahoo or any search engine.

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