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Not getting reception...

When I first bought my Magellan 700 three years ago upon moving to LA I had perfect reception. Then after a while i got used to the roads here and quit using it. Now my wife and I are taking trips to other places and would like to use it again, but we can't get any reception. The unit powers up fine, and will even occasionally get reception for a min. or so, but then that annoying satellite pic. appears again and reception is lost. Anything we can do to remedy this prob? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have the same problem and my unit is only two years old. When I called customer service they said it could not be fixed and offered to sell me another unit. Why would I buy another one from them?

  • graywolf1 May 07, 2008

    cannot get satellite reception

  • KatC May 19, 2008

    I too can't get the unit to stay in touch with the satellite. Box stays in the black and it gives text directions. It finds my location but can't nativate me to any destination. Magellen will not repair it and says they no longer have parts. The offered me a trade in for the Maestro 4250 for $400. I'm not happy with that at all because I bought this on credit from Radio Shack for $900 and still paying for it with a balance of $300. What can I do now?



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I bought this over priced unit some time ago for my girlfriend and she had the same problems with the GPS satellite reception. It was so unreliable and problematic in all locations (Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.) that she stopped using it. I recently purchased a much less expensive Garmin C550 unit for a friend and it has worked perfectly since the beginning. If the company doesn't fix this issue with the Roadmate 700 I'll never buy another product from them -- I will also make sure that none of my relatives or friends buy anything from them either!!!

Posted on May 26, 2008


Trash it

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I have repaired this problem many times,, send it in and I will provide estimate.

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