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First GPS Can't understand how to get started using it.

Help me to use my 1470 I have had about 2 weeks.

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Real easy to use
1- Read the manual
2 Turn it on and let it setup, once its ready to use
3- Hit menu then destination
4- put in destination and tell it to route
5- follow the gps unit, using some common sense, since it can and might tell you to do things that there is no road for or you might not be able to go that way.
6- Read the manual again this will show you some of the other features you may not be using.
7- If there is no manual check the cd that came with the unit since it will be on there and if by some strange chance it's not you can usually get the manual online at the manufactures website.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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Do this:
Go to settings
go to system
now, at the very top it should say "system settings"
here's the tricky part:
tap the top left corner twice
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Magellan support
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/PDT
Telephone: 800 707 9971


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Here's a link to the manual you need.

http://tiny.cc/lYNIm

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