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No signal The satellite search shows up in the map picture, spinning around but the cursor never moves and does not give me directions. The view button gives me the directions step by step and the simulator works but for minute by minute directions the GPS does not work. Is there a problem with the antenna?

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  • jgrapps Nov 09, 2007

    Hey Guys, I am having the same problem the only difference is that if I leave it off and not connected to the power for a few days and then power it up it actually works for a few miles and then loses the signal and never finds it again....I followed your instructions to the letter...I Removed the Antenna while in the upright position, cleaned the connection and replaced the antenna. I set the GPS to the current position. Then initialized the GPS and I made sure I had a clean line of sight to the sky. Then turned the unit off and back on. I am still having the same issues...

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    When I turn mine on in the car it takes about 15 min. to find the satellite.Should I contact the company by phone? Roadmate 700 about 4 yrs old could be less.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    no signal .



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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,

  • Turn on the unit and select any user.
  • Make sure that the antenna is in the upright position and the unit has
    a direct line of sight with the sky.
  • Select 'Option' from the keypad.
  • Then select 'Configuration'.
  • Scroll down to select 'Diagnostics'.
  • Scroll down again to select 'Initialize GPS'.
  • At this point you would receive two options, 'Yes or No' - select 'YES'.
  • Now scroll down and select 'Set GPS Position'.
  • Enter your City, Street name and number at the corresponding

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.

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Remove the Antenna while in the upright position, clean connection and replace. Set the GPS current position. Then initialize the GPS. Select Yes and leave the unit alone for 20 minutes. Do not press anything else. The initialization runs in the background. make sure you have a clean line of sight to the sky. Then turn the unit off and back on. You should be OK.

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