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I have a Magellan 4050 that doesn't seem to be getting a sattelite signal. I can navigate through the entire menu system, but the map will not update. Signal strength on screen is not showing anything. It went out on the Florida Turnpike about 8 days ago. I am back home now and it is still not working. Anything I can do?

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I would think that it would give a signal error if it was getting no signal, my best bet would be to call Magellan and possibly send it in if they can't give you any support over the phone because I haven't seen this problem before. It probably is an internal problem by the sounds of it. Might need a new one, hopefully you have a warranty on it. Here is the contact info

USA and Canada:
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/PDT
Telephone: 800 707 9971
Response in: English

Let me know if you need anything else or whether any error message comes up.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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