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My 700 gets stuck with the last map

Hi,
I have a Roadmate 700 that keeps freezing with the last map I used for a long time. It won't locate where I am and keeps giving me directions to my last trip.
I haven't updated my maps but I don't thing this is the problem and besides, everyone who gets the new V6 updates have been complaining about it.
Could someone please assist me on this problem??
Is there a way to maybe reset the system?
Thank you

Nathalia

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem - can't get the box out of black - can get it to recognize the location and will route manual directions but it won't work with satellite and icon representing my vehicle won't move at all. It will not get a strong signal. Called Magellan and they say they no longer service this model and parts aren't available. Bought this 2 years ago at top price - $1,000 and now is useless. Can anyone fix these?

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I had a similar problem with freezing and was able to resolve by reformating the magellan drive. Hook it to your computer and go to "My Computer", where you should see the magellan listed as a portable drive, then format. After formatting reinstall your maps from the Magellan CD you got with the unit. I tried reinstalling the map without the format process and it continued to freeze. After formatting has worked like a charm for over a year.

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Same problems, you have to update as far as I know and you have to update every year otherwise it will start to freeze up. It's a rip off because it's $99 a year. Does anyone know if the other GPS companies do this?

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