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Magellan 700 roadmate

The unit was working fine, then in the middle of a trip it lost the signal. I turned the unit off and on again, but it keeps searching for the satellite. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • asbasile Aug 19, 2008

    Hi....I have a Magellan Roadmate 760. After 15-20 minutes it stops receiving the satellite signals and goes into a continuous search mode. If I turn it off and wait about 25-30 minutes and then restart it, the unit will again begin working for a short period of time and then repeat the process. Can the unit be repaired? Is it cost effective? I would like to keep the unit if possible. Thanks,

  • Jkennedee Sep 06, 2008

    Same problem. We began our trip from Ohio back to Virginia and all was fine, but a loose power cord jiggled and the power went down. When powered back up, the signal could not be re-established for the entire trip. I'm thinking of getting a better antenna.

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This model has a poor antenna to start with. I have one and it was difficult to use in my suburban. I'm thinking it had trouble with all the metal and the slope of the windshield. They make an outside antenna that I highly recommend.

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The 700 series has a very poor gps antenna connection internally. It joins the main circuit with the secondary with a very small grey coax cable. A small bump can loosen or damage this cable internally rendering the external gps antenna useless. You can take it apart and see if you can tighten the connection but be careful if you try. The connection is very fragile and it is easier to break the wire than anything.

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It is a dicontinued like mine roadmate700 and started losing sattilite signal like everyone says here ,i got upset i spent alot of money on it,then this happens, so i decided and bought the new magellan mastreo 4000 and just updated the software and no problems i love it,portable,thin light weight internal chargable battery that lasts 3hrs,the signal strenght is awsome,never had any problems,my advice junk it, the 700 like i did and purchase a new unit.this way it will save you alot of problems and headaches in the future,beleive me.

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