Support Thread for the TND 500, TND 700 or future Rand McNally products. (part two)

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Mark Kling, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. archangelic peon

    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    Hi Mark, still on the 510 so I don't know if this has been addressed in the newer units but I would like to see toll booths addressed as icon units on map & searchable as POI's along route/near truck/ect just like weigh stations.

    Also have the accepted forms of payment listed under details (eg Illinois I80/I88/I90 Ipass/EZpass, Kansas I70/I35 Ktag/PikePass) as certain toll booths accept payment options not always listed on the signs.

    Also would be great to list if they are exact change only or change provided on cash tolls as those can screw your day if you are not familiar with area, don't have a bunch of loose quarters, & they usually don't give receipts.

    Would be great to list truck specific lanes to use, especially if oversize (usually the right lanes but not always; also list the toll lane(s) speed limit on Etolls as they vary widely.

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    Also, possible to add a quick button while viewing "detail view" & "highway view" tab of directions to orient north up like the default "summery map view" setting so don't have to switch main view from 3D to north up & back every time to view the step by step turns in a north up view?

    Thanks, Mike
     
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    Reason for edit: Grammar.
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  3. Smoking_Joe

    Smoking_Joe Bobtail Member

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    My 730 absolutely refuses to route me into the Pilot Truckstop in Fort Myers FL
    using I-75 exit 139. It always insists I use the exit before 139 approaching from north or south.
     
  4. WX4JCW

    WX4JCW Light Load Member

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    My Tablet died last night, showing a red battery with a Yellow triangle with an exclamation point, tried different plugs no joy, got my 730 as back up
     
  5. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    Can you please pass along to them to put some freaking resources into fixing the ####ing Freezing bug ? The GPS has effectively turned into a paperweight anytime it gets near any major city, I'm back to using the big map and google maps as the GPS takes a crap as soon as it gets near a city and has to do any sort of work. The only way to pull it out of this is to click, Choose Destination, New Location and then Address then back up to the map, only to have it freeze again as it gets close to the next turn. :mad:

    I have a 730 and a 720 that does this also 2 friends one that runs a 720 and one that runs a 520, both of them are at their wits end with RM and there crap support on this issue. It's been this way now for darn near a year now.

    I'm not taking this out on you Mark, so please don't misunderstand but its total ######## how long this has went on. It has turned 400$ GPS's into nothing but window decorations.

    Thanks. :)
     
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  6. rz14nj

    rz14nj Light Load Member

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    I started having an issue with the screen on my 730. It goes white with a bunch of colorful vertical lines all over the place. Weird thing is, if i hold it from the suction cup mount with my hand, it goes back to normal. Squeezing the bottom also seems to fix it occasionally. But once I stick it to the windshield or even just place it down on a table or something, it goes back to white with those lines...

    the unit is only 15 months old, seems like this shouldn't be happening. Is there any known fix for this problem?
     
  7. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    That is a LCD screen or video chip going bad, only fix is to replace the unit or screen. from the sounds of it the connections from the screen have prob broken loose. Out of warranty you can tare it apart and check the ribbon, but im guessing its internal in the screen
     
  8. americanmadetrucker

    americanmadetrucker Logistical Engineer

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    My tmd 730 is two months old, up until 2 weeks ago, it would come on and start working within 6 seconds of turning it on. Now it takes nearly 2 mins to turn on. It works fine, just takes much longer to power up. I did see weird lights in the sky the night it started acting up. Hmmmm. Makes one wonder.
     
  9. rz14nj

    rz14nj Light Load Member

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    Really, so that's the answer? Throw this $400 GPS in the trash and buy a new one when it's just over a year old?

    Hopefully the card I used to buy this thing comes with warranty protection, that's ####ing unbelievable.
     
  10. WX4JCW

    WX4JCW Light Load Member

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    They are good GPS units IMHO, however i dont think much common sense was undertaken in the design of the tablet, the dashcam is poorly designed for what it is intended to replace, i went and spent $200 on a dashcam with wifi with an amazing view of the entire front of the truck, i want to like the concept but it seems to appear that its production was entirely rushed
     
  11. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    If you have ever torn any of these units apart you would see how little is actually invested in the unit it self. The board in the 720 was long out dated when it hit the shelves. The screen is of decent quality but the unit it self as a whole prob cost them around 100$ to make and prob less to mass produce. They are not exactly quality parts that go into the units. What your actually buying is the software. Which to be honest is very good, buy its at the mercy of the crappy hardware they use.
     
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