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Roadmate 700/760 freezing/locking up

Roadmate 700/760 freezing after selecting address or recent locations, doesn't seem to effect the map screen if no route is selected.

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  • Bobmci Feb 29, 2008

    Yes, I did all the media tests, no errors, reset the GPS and User data. I even reloaded the V.5 MAP software incase a file got corrupted. Still locks on Calulating or Map routed screen. The Magellan technical group is a joke. They don't listen, ask the same thing over and over, and basicly just want to sale you another unit. They're probably really a sales group. They "offered" the trade deal but I'm going to look around before doing the trade in, may find a better deal at Fry's or Costco.

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My Magellan roadmate 760 shows the map of my home and will not display the new destination on the screen. Although when I press the view button the directions are displayed in the text form and the voice that has talked as I am setting up does not give me the directions that are on text. How do I get the unit to remove my home map?

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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.

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Need an update for magellan roadmate 1200


Magellan® RoadMate® 1200 Software Update Version 1.50/3.12 - Release Notes This update applies to Magellan RoadMate 1200. It includes the following features, fixes, and improvements:

Improvements:
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  • If you have software version 1.46 or 1.48, your software will be updated to v1.50.
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You can locate your software version by following these steps:

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  3. Select "User Options"
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  7. Your software version is on the line titled "Firmware Version"
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How to change home address


using your touch screen, go to tools> my data> set home location> you can use your current position or you can enter it. then it will be save as a home address

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Change the time on the magellan roadmate 1212?


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I bet those in Arizona never had a problem becuase they don't follow time zone... let me explain....

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/menu/user options/system settings/time zone/

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The explanation I found in MagellanGPS website is below, but never mentions what is the meaning (I should say effect) of the "daylight savings" button checkmark.

Magellan GPS receivers are not able to set the Time manually. In order to have the correct time set on your Magellan GPS receiver, you must set the proper time zone you are located in (ie Pacific, Central or Eastern). Once the time zone is set the exact hour and minute will display as information is received from the satellites. The following information will assist you on setting the time zone on your Magellan GPS. For Outdoor Triton series 200, 300, 400, 500, 1500 and 2000
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Note: Make sure Daylight Savings is adjusted accordingly. For Vehicle Navigation series Maestro and RoadMate 1200-1430
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Note: Make sure Daylight Savings is adjusted accordingly

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