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Device can not "locate" correctly

I might use my Magellan to navigate me to maybe Cincinnati, OH. The next time I use it, I might be in Dayton. However, when I hit "locate" or put in the adress of where I want to go, the Magellan thinks I'm still in Cincinnati and gives me directions starting from my last location. When I turn it off and then back on later, it is unable to correct itself and find my new location. How can I fix this?

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  • fester Nov 15, 2007

    The device does not locate

  • Jagat Nov 29, 2007

    My magellan 300 Roadmate takes time to acquire a satellite signal. Once it aquires it it it does not 'stay on track'. Meaning after about 1/2 hour the pointer starts moving in all directions radomly, even though the satellite signal looks good. Can't depend on it really.Need a fix for this please. Please suggest a solution.



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Power it off. unplug the antenna and plug it back in. Make sure it is snugly inserted. Mine does that every now and then. It works everytime i do this. Somehow the contacts fail over use.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007



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Turn it on and let sit until it locates itself mine does the same thing only when moving down the road but when I stop it seems to work itself out and then works fine till I turn it on going down the road again

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