I have had a Magellan Roadmate 700 for 6 years now and I love it. The problem, now, is that it tends to 'freeze' or lock up on the map screen in the middle of a trip. I usually have to unplug the power and restart and sometimes it will do it again after I'm into the trip a few miles. Is there a solution or something I can have checked. I can't believe how much cheaper they are now - I paid $1000 6 years ago! Please advise ........ thanks!
Geoff (Jeff) Magnani
Magnum Reproduction Services - Owner
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Re: Magellan Roadmate 700 freezes up
Try resetting user data. At user menu, press "-" zoom out and repeat button at same time. select reset user data, it will reboot automatically, then check to see if it is any better. If not, hopefully the software came with your unit and you can re-install it.
Good luck and let me know if you need help with the installation.
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if this is the north american Magellan 700, download and install the 3.32 update. follow the link below, choose your model and download update...you must have your unit registered on the magellan site before they will allow you to download anything.
It seems that Magellan is not good with the power connectors on their
units, I believe the problem is with the power adapter plugged into the
cradle. Sorry I have no information about a repair center. Usually for
an absorbent amount of money, Magellan will repair.
I think Magellan makes it so if you don't update your map every year it will freeze up. Mine does the same thing and they told me to buy an update for $99 last year so I did and it worked and then after it started telling me my map was over a year old this year it started freezing up again. I don't want to pay $99 every year to keep this thing working. I wonder if Garman or Tomtom does the same thing.
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?
i use to own a 700, i advise you to get the new magellan mastreo 4000 or higher,i did my research and the magellan700 roadmate is no longer being serviced.that is what the magellan website has had showed and someone on here also has said it and they start to have alot of problems.i own now a mastreo 4000 so far so good no problems.
i have a 800 also but it does not freeze because i make sure it is up to date on all firmware and software,if i was you chk out for updates on the magellan website after you register your unit then if ther is, which i know do the update and you will have no problems after that.let me know how it goes.
The cable that connects your hard drive to your main board could be loose. If it's not loose, then it's your hard drive. The only thing you can do (if it's not the cable) is send it in for a new hard drive. Unsure what the costs will be but the magellan logo screen is produced from memory on the main board while anything after that is when the hard drive takes over.