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 FAQs
 How do I update my map?
 To check that you have the latest map for your device: Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Log into smartgpseco.com with your MagellanGPS account. Click on the Update tab. Click Download if you
 Do I have the latest software version?
 To check that you have the latest software for your device: Log into SmartGPS Eco with your MagellanGPS account. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Click on the Update tab. Click Download if yo
 What is the USB port used for?
 The USB port is used to transfer data from a compatible PC to the GPS receiver for potential future software updates and installing custom POIs on compatible units. On some compatible products the USB port will also serve as a power plug when a compatibl
 What do I need to obtain warranty repair service?
 For warranty repair Magellan requires a valid proof of purchase in the form of a purchase sales receipt. If you do not have the purchase receipt we will accept a copy of a credit card statement showing the store it was purchased from, date item was purcha
 Are printed manuals available for purchase?
 At this moment we are not offering printed manuals for sale. We are looking into a 3rd party company that can provide our customers with this service. When it becomes available we will update this page as well as the individual owners manual pages with
 How to reset my receiver?
 Depending on the power switch your unit was designed with follow the instructions below: Slide Switch If your unit has a Slide power switch then slide and hold the power switch in the off position for more than 8 seconds.
 I have a unit with Lifetime Maps yet content manager is still displaying the “Buy” button. How do I update the maps on my unit?
 Tech Bulletin: Sometimes the software loaded onto our computers may interfere with Content Manager’s ability to reach out to our servers and update your account with accurate information. Please try the following steps to get your unit updated:
 How do I register and check for updates of my Vehicle Navigation Device?
 Follow these instructions to register and check for updates on your NEW Magellan GPS Receiver Download and install Content Manager by clicking here
 How to troubleshoot no power problems
 If your RoadMate won’t charge or power up, check the following: Power cable is correctly inserted into the cradle. Power adapter is properly inserted into the DC outlet. GPS device is properly seated in its cradle, and power
 Why does the position arrow on my device show the wrong location?
 If your Current Location arrow isn’t in the right position, get a clear view of the sky with your GPS device to access satellite signals. If the arrow is still in the wrong position after your device has a clear view of the sky while remaining still fo
 Why doesn’t my device track satellites?
 If your device won’t track or receive satellites even with a clear view of the sky and remaining still for 5 minutes, signal-reset your device by: Select reset option OR slide and hold the slide switch in OFF position for 5 seconds. P
 How do I repair my product?
 Magellan’s Return/Refund policy only applies to products from the Magellan website or phone order. Map downloads, subscriptions, and opened software are not refundable. You’ll need a Return Authorization to receive a refund. Go to http://www.ma
 How long will the battery last on a full battery charge?
 On a full battery charge, power will last for up to 2 hours.
 How long does it take to obtain a full battery?
 A full battery charge takes four hours. If using the supplied VPA the unit can be powered on or off while charging. If you use the supplied USB cable power your computer on, connect the USB cable to the device, and power the unit off.
 What can I do if an address or street is missing?
 Missing addresses or streets can be reported on the following webpage: http://www.magellangps.com/s.nl/sc.56/category.43975/.f
 How do I charge my GPS device?
 Most Magellan GPS devices contain a non removable rechargeable battery. Magellan suggests charging your GPS device using the supplied Vehicle Power Adapter while in your vehicle. The battery will charge when the device is in use or powered off. It will
 What is Text-to-Speech (TTS) or Spoken Street Names?
 Text-to-Speech (also referred to as "spoken street names") is a feature that announces the street name for the next maneuver.
 How do I report a mapping error?
 Report incorrect routes, missing addresses, or anything else that seems off at http://www.mapsharetool.com/external-iframe/external.jsp Note: This reporting tool is run and managed by TeleAtlas. TeleAtlas provides maps for Magellan GPS device
 What are Lifetime Maps?
 Eligible Magellan product with Lifetime Maps entitles you to receive up to four (4) map data updates per year, when updates are made available on Magellan’s website. Lifetime maps are available for the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer
 How do I repeat the last command?
 While in an active route press the next turn banner on the top of the map screen.
 What is Highway Lane Assist?
 Highway Lane Assist is a visual aid displayed on the map screen guiding you to remain or move to a specific lane to make your next maneuver.
 What is the micro SD card slot used for?
 The micro SD card slot can be used to backup user data or for possible future enhancements.
 What is the largest micro SD card I can use?
 During development Magellan tested up to 8GB.
 Why does my Magellan RoadMate sometimes take so long to start up?
 Your Magellan RoadMate is equipped with standby mode. When in standby mode your Magellan RoadMate will start up quicker than if it was completely powered off. To place your receiver in standby mode slide and hold the power switch for 2 - 3 seconds. Thi
 How can I prevent my computer from automatically sleeping or hibernating during a map or software update?
 You can adjust how long your computer waits before sleeping or hibernating—or prevent it from turning itself off altogether. But be careful. On a battery powered laptop, inhibiting sleep or hibernation can result in data loss if the battery dies. Here's h
 Why do I have multiple phone contacts?
 Importing phone contacts more than once will cause duplicates.
 How to install the Vehicle Power Adaptor and cradle on the Magellan RoadMate Series GPS *Video Tutorial*
 This video will walk you through the steps of assembling the cradle, installing the power adapter to the cradle, attaching your GPS device to your cradle, and installing it onto your vehicle's windshield.
 How do I power my device on/off?
 Press the power switch to turn on the device. Press the power switch to put the device in suspend mode. Press and hold the power switch for more than 5 seconds to turn the device completely off. In most cases your device will contain a partial battery c
 How to assemble the Magellan Sun Shade
 To assemble your Magellan Sun Shade please perform the following steps: Lay out both items that were included in the package.
 How to update maps using SmartGPSeco.com process document (PDF)
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