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Magellan roadmate 700 "powerup problem"

@powerup "Temperature unsafe level, to speedup process turn on heater", it never comes up

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I had a Roadmate 700 with the same problem as yours, and the solution was simple: the hard drive inside had come loose!

All I did was open up the unit (4 screws on the back and a small snap-together clip on the end), and plugged the hard drive back into the cable. The cable has 2 black posts that fit into the hard drive, so you can't misalign the pins. On mine, the hard drive label was facing UP.

Once the hard drive was plugged in, I powered up, and could hear the hard drive spin up (which I hadn't heard before). The unit booted from the "Magellan" screen right into the menu almost immediately!

Hope this helps someone!!

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