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Magellan Roadmate 700 can't power up 2nd time in car

Hello, My Magellan Roadmate 700 can't power up. When I powered it up in my car, it worked just fine. When I turned it off and later turned it on, I received a gray/white screen and nothing happen. I had to take it into my home and plug it into an outlet to power it up. Every time I used it in the car with the cigarrette light, it only worked once and then died again... By the way, how do I reload my GPS software? I have the data in the 20-gb internal hard drive. Thanks.

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Many people are having problem powering up the 700 Magellan Roadmate has BAD cradles by design. I would try a new cradle first. can be found for just under $30.usd online.

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

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Are you willing to part with it, I may be able to use it for parts [email protected]

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