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||Posted - 18 mars 2004 : 22:59:57
Here are the changes:
1. Faster GPS acquisition time.
2. Fixed loss of audio file problem.
3. Fixed occasional unit lock-up on start-up. Would stay on blue screen or Magellan screen.
4. Fixed loss of address book problem.
Proceed here for the download (3.6Mb) - if this doesn't work, right-click and select "save target as..."
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||Posted - 20 août 2007 : 18:26:59
Hi, can you please repost this update? The link doesnt work anymore.
||Posted - 22 mai 2006 : 05:45:18
This needs to be moved to a more applicable thread!
||Posted - 22 mai 2006 : 04:09:42
Road Mate Model 700 update version 5.14. error message ‘Road Mate cannot be detected’.
The following steps to resolve this issue:
Firstly, please leave the unit turned ON, connected to your computer while you are working on the Update.
Make sure that all the USB devices except Magellan are disconnected from your computer.
Also, disable any Virus Scan or Personal Firewall running in your computer. Proceed with the following steps:
01. Click Start > Run > type “MSCONFIG “and hit enter
02. Select option “Selective Startup” > remove check from “Load startup items”
03. Click ok and select “restart comp.”
04. Connect the MRM unit to the computer.
These guidelines from Thames technical support worked great for me!!!
The upgrade works great! Thanks Thames!
||Posted - 13 mai 2006 : 18:58:39
Send it back to them to install. Tell them your DVD drive is broken...
||Posted - 13 mai 2006 : 17:24:48
RM 700 Magellan® RoadMateTM 700 Software Upgrade Version 5 Installation does not recognize the RM when plugged into my laptop or my desktop.
The computer(s)see the RM 700 as a new harddrive, but the software says the unit is not plugged in and therefore will not continue with the software upgrade.
Calls to Magellen tech support are a waste because they don't answer the phone. They don't reply via e-mail either. I like the product, but if I know the company was so poor, I'd re-think purchasing their products.
Anybody else have this problem? Any idea's how to fix?
The upgrade costs $300 and they won't take it back because they say it's software.
||Posted - 02 juil. 2004 : 21:30:25
Glad to hear your problem is fixed! Just an additional thought: if the cable will fit, multiple turns of the cable through the ferrite core will improve the transient suppression.
||Posted - 29 avr. 2004 : 16:33:05
Just wanted to report that another couple weeks have gone by, and that I continue to have zero problems with the unit losing its mind now that the ferrite bead is installed; the fix seems to have worked.
||Posted - 14 avr. 2004 : 02:11:20
On the problem of the 500's NAN memory periodically losing the user-stored configuration and address data: For reasons that would take too long to describe, I'm now buying into the theory that transient line noise, which is most pronounced as I'm starting the car, is to blame, and that it's not a case of variance between individual Roadmates (i.e., that some are "bad units"), but rather is caused by the line noise in certain cars being outside the spec anticipated by Magellan for such things. (Higher end designs utilizing delicate memory chips with easily-triggered "refresh" pins typically utilize a circuit to cope with line noise of this sort, but they have to have a pretty decent idea of what sort of line noise to expect.) In any event, the problem appears to have been solved, for me, by installing a ferrite bead (costs between $2 and $3 US, and takes about two seconds to install) on the cigarette lighter adapter cord, at the end closest to the Roadmate. A ferrite bead is basically a hunk of iron that absorbs line noise by acting as sort of an inductive capacitor. You get a clamshell-shaped one, and just clip it around the power line. Those little cylinders you sometimes see embeddded in the power cable for your electronic products (like laptop computers) are ferrite beads. Anyway, the one I'm using, and had good results with, is made by Pan Pacific, of Taiwan, and has a 6.5mm hole for the power cord to go through; it's their model SF-065. Here's a link to one, so you'll know what I'm talking about if you're not already familiar with this sort of thing:
It's possible that I'm being premature in declaring the problem "solved" -- only time will tell for sure. But it seems to be working so far. If the unit loses its memory with the ferrite bead in place, I'll let you all know that this was not the solution after all.
||Posted - 11 avr. 2004 : 14:27:01
Sucessfully put 3.12 back onto the Roadmate 500. Works well again. For me the upgrade to 3.20 slowed down acquisition time. Anyway, I will wait for 3.3?
||Posted - 10 avr. 2004 : 20:09:48
Hmmm, So It works. But when you hook it up it up to a Computer via USB it no longer shows up (and you have rebooted said computer and perhaps tried more then one computer?).
Not all Devices can be Flashed down though most can. 3.2 Should be 3.2, no harm in doing it again...
Are you sure that you repeatedly stop watched from a fixed position multiple times the two different firmwares?
Of course the Sats may not be fixed, and of course atmospheric and other varibles could come into play....
***One note After a firmware upgrade GPS units sometimes take longer (one time) to read Map DB and to find its position in the world. Thus you might want after firmware update, to give it a long view of the sky (walk away for 5 or 10 minutes). Then do any benchmarking on subsquent restarts.
Lastly, I can not recommend External Attennas enough..
Having an External Antenna Allows you the following Benefits
1) Faster and Greater Qty. of Signal Locks
2) Freedom of your Co Pilot or you to Lap the GPS with out loosing signal
3) Freedom to use indoors
4) A way around Metalized or weird Angle Front winshields. There are many windshields that have Metal for heating or othere reasons that completly Block signal through windshield
5) Look for one with a Suction mount option, that allows use of Front, Passenger or Rear Window (at least an 8Ft cord). It is also good to have magnetic, but unless you have outside roof access with *OUT Cable crushing Doors and Windows, this is not an option, plus you can just leave the Antenna in Car durring trips where Externally someone might mess with it.
||Posted - 09 avr. 2004 : 16:04:37
The Roadmate 500 works fine and boots up fine. Reason for re-install is that it cannot find sat as fast as prior firmware. 3.20 seems to be slower than older firmware. Wonder if I reinstall 3.12? from Megellan CD over 3.20 and then try to install 3.20 again.
||Posted - 09 avr. 2004 : 06:07:20
Does the RoadMate Still boot up/work?
If it not still work, and you can not communicate with it... A failed Flash upgrade may require a trip back to factory....
||Posted - 09 avr. 2004 : 02:42:56
It is XP and I have already used this cpu to initially load 3.20. The install froze at the end, so I am attempting to re-load it, but when I plug in the USB cable, windows says there is a problem.
||Posted - 09 avr. 2004 : 02:26:08
What OS (computer) are you using? If it is below w98os2, or w2k, you will need to load the USB driver available on the web site.
||Posted - 09 avr. 2004 : 00:26:54
I am trying to re-install 3.20 on my 500 and my computer cannot find the roadmate. Have USB cable connected and powercord. Have tried rebooting and reconnecteding the cords. Any suggestions.
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