Question about Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver
I have two Magellan GPS roadmates. One is a 700 and the other is a 760. I purchased the second one because the first one quit working now neither one works. Magellan is no help and all they offer is to send them in for repairs at $143.00 plus shipping. They take about 10 - 15 minutes to find the satellites and that happens every time. I think the problem is that they were stored with the external antenna that has a strong magnet on it. The users manual and the instructions for the external antenna do not mention this as a problem, but it all that I can see that may be causing problems for both units.
Is there anything that can be done to resolve this problem by an upgrade or reload?
As i understany ur problem i would like to provide u some trobleshooting steps to over come the signal problem.,
NOTE: If you are trying these steps from your vehicle, it is
Recommended to follow when the vehicle is in a stationary position.
Make sure that the device is exposed to the clear view of sky.
With the antenna pointing upwards, remove the antenna and then re-insert.
Swivel it up and down to make sure its securely placed.
wait for few mins and check the signal indicator.
Still not working,
a direct line of sight with the sky.
NOTE: The address that you are entering in the Set GPS Position should be the address at which you are at that point of time.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
I can fully identify with your problems. My Roadmate 700 was the third machine that I was supplied with - the first two failed and this third unit was a factory refurbished unit. What a rubbish organistaion Magellan is!!!!
I am now binning my Roadmate having just bought new maps and software but failed to get Magellan Tools or cameras as was promised. I am now buying a Tomtom Go series with maps and cameras preloaded plus live traffic info - it auto updates each time it's put on its cradle linked to PC/internet.
What a crass orgainisation Magellan is - RUBBISH!!!!
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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