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Re: Magellan Roadmate 2000.. No GPS signals
Make sure the
battery is charged up good, then take it outside and turn it on and
leave it in clear view of the open sky for up to 30 minutes to acquire
the satellites especially if its been reset.
if that fails, reset
the unit...turn it on, then locate the reset button on the left side bottom of the gps and use a paper clip to depress the reset switch...it should restart on its own..take it back outside
and let it in clear view of the open sky for up to 30 minutes.
that fails..go HERE and get the update and follow the instructions..you will have to sign on to the Magellan site
before you can download anything.
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It might mean that the signal is disrupted. Might be a software glitch. Try going outside, get a clear view of the sky. Then reboot/reset the unit. Hold the switch to the reset position or off position for 10 seconds, it will shut off. then switch it back on. It should reacquire a signal within 2-5 minutes, then it will fix on your position. If that doesn't work, try updating your software. Call Magellan Tech Support for instructions.
replace the or recharge the battery to capacity and see if that helps usually low battery, incorrecty baud rate or port out cause no satellite connection, unless you are under a thick concrete or tin roof. take it outside and show it some sky and see if that help
The Magellan 760 has been around for a few years now, and unfortunately, isn't one of the fastest units around when it comes to synchronizing to a satellite. I find with mine that the time it takes to lock onto a signal depends on several factors:
1) Having the GPS mounted in a way that allows the antenna to have a clear view upward
2) Having my vehicle in the open, so that the signal isn't impaired by adjacent buildings, overhanging trees, etc.
3) Being stationary while the GPS attempts to get a lock. It has more problems locking while moving.
4) Ensuring that the GPS is used frequently, as it loses its memory of what satellites it's synchronized with if you happen to be in a different place when you turn it on than the place you were at when you last turned it off.
Those last two points have the most affect on my GPS's performance. I find that by turning on the GPS and just parking in my driveway or parking lot for a few minutes will allow the GPS to acquire a signal in a much shorter time than if I start to drive immediately. While this will waste a bit of time on the front end, it does help you get synchronized more quickly
FYI ....My Roadmate 760 would not aquire a signal, I went to diagnostic screen and found it was detecting/tracking 0/0 satellites. Held the plugged in unit out the window and within 10 seconds was tracking 7 satellites! Turned out my 1999 Olds Silhouette Van has a anti-glare filter inside the factory windshield that blocks GPS signals.My wifes 2001 Chevy Impala also has same type filter. Check your windshield, filter is visible inside glass to within about three inches of edges of glass. Worth a look.