Satellite cannot locate my Magellan 700 - Please Help
My Magellan 700 will not locate me.I have tried to master reboot and open unit up.I did find a loose wire and had it professionally soldered. It still doesn't work. I called Magellan again, and I went through setting the GPS position and settings. It still doesn't work. We went to the GPS status screen, and the SNR column all read zeroes. Is there an easy fix? What is the problem?
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All zeros ehh? nice.. :) I'm not sure that having that wire that was "loose" solderd on was a good idea. Pretty sure your talkin about the RF cable from the main board to you I/O card (the card with the power connections). this cable isn't supposed to be soldered on, although I don't see what it could hurt as long as the connection was good before the solder cooled. If you open the unit up.. (again) and take out the I/O card (power card) . Look on the back of that circuit card and make sure that there are three small ICs' in a row at the position that sits in the outter beveled part of the back cover. I know this is hard to explain, but basically, if your missing an IC chip and you can't find it, then there's no hope.. look at some of my other posts and try various software resets. if you find the small IC chip I'm talking about (somehow) then call that professional solderer guy back. Let me know.
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Hello , let's try and tackle this: This is normal, this come straight of the satellite. To speed up process or bypass, reboot system. To Manually reboot this model, turn unit off like normal. Then when turning on, keep button down as it fires up, DO NOT release on button, keep it down until all fires up and even about 10 seconds passed, then let go. This reboots it and cleans up a lot of ****. Thanks Mike. Please if this helps, please give me 4 thumbs up, to help me and others.
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its a pretty old unit the 700 series came out 6 or 7 years ago.
an external antenna is available on ebay for about $25.
The factory antenna pulls off and teh plug is beneath it.
Personally I would recommend getting a new unit Garmin, magellan and Tomtom all make units under $150 and the improvements are vast especially in user interface but most importantly newer maps and faster processors make it a worthwhile investment.
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.
If out of warranty time frame, open her up and check the grey cables that you will notice right after you crack the case. Make sure the cable is un damaged and connects to the main board (the big one) to the I/O board (attached to rear housing). If no change, then try resetting GPS user data.
At User Menu (after reboot), press "-" key and repeat key at the same time. select reset GPS user data and cross your fingers.
I've fixed that error by swapping out the PCB board (or the keypad board). Which you can't very easily do that.. unless of course you have a boneyard of these lying around. Additionally, it could be the Hard Drive, this error hasn't been narrowed down to any one specific cause to my knowledge. I'll take it off your hands if your going to buy another one though.
Ahh yes the ever so elusive temp. below safe level error. lol. (sorry) Attached to the radio board are 3 wires connecting to the top of your lcd. This is where the temp is read from. I know telling you this doesn't help, just info. This problem has been fixed from swapping out radio boards (the board that's behind your keypad), additionally swapping out hard drives. I'm not sure if the unit will detect the USB but, if you can, try re-loading whichever version you have ie. 4.32/5.14. As far as end user fixes, I don't exactly have one unless you can find a scrap unit that someone doesn't want b/c it's malfunctioned as well.
Good luck and I wish I could of been more help.