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. Ditch Doctor

    Ditch Doctor Medium Load Member

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    are they coming out Jan 1st, or just sometime in Jan 2015?

    ive been procrastinating and haven't picked up the memory card yet.
     
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  3. southbaydad

    southbaydad Light Load Member

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    ON my last Rand

    The last company I worked for I had many many addresses stored so I never wanted to change to a different brand and loose all my addresses vs. spending hours inputting them all

    first unit lasted 4 months- unit quit charging- replaced under warranty --- with a used unit

    second unit lasted 4 months - started qliching out- replaced with another used unit

    3rd unit lasted a year--- software issue - screen blanking out -- Rand would not honor the problem because they said they dont cover software issues????? isnt that what the whole unit is based on???

    Anyway to keep my addresses and save time the only choice I had was to pay for another unit. So now a year later this unit is doing the same as the last---- screen starts to go in and out and it wont hook up to my laptop to do updates or backups

    I like the functions that it has but it does have a lot of quirks.

    If you are coming into a large city and would like to get differences around the city --- instead of running local routes it will give you the route you are on and the othere route will be 3-8 hours longer and run you way way out of your way but I wont get into more of the problems.

    Now that I am not with my last company and dont need all the addresses so I think it is time to go to a different brand
     
  4. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker Bobtail Member

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    did the 730 trade in deal and now want to move my Traffic Everywhere subscription to it, but do not see how to do it. 730 rejects my activation code, I assume because it was used on 720. Is there a way to de-activate subscrition on 720 so I can use it on 730? If not, boo, not nice.
     
  5. jmroadhog

    jmroadhog Medium Load Member

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    Yup Yup am with you bud.
     
  6. miakica

    miakica Light Load Member

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    OK, so I bought a 730, to replace my 720, and I'm greeted with this.

    It happens about twice every hour.

    I can replace it, but I paid for Traffic subscription, and from what I understand, it's not transferable to the new unit

    So, do I replace it, and loose $20 for traffic, or is this fixable?

    Thanks
     

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  7. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

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    Why would you pay for traffic when it is free on google maps ?
     
  8. laurentiu1

    laurentiu1 Bobtail Member

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    I have had that Navi.exe error every since I bought the 730LM a month ago and I don't have Traffic subscription on it, also it freezes a lot even after I had done the latest the update that supposed to fix Navix.exe error.So far I called Rand today and they will send
    a replacement 730LM.
     
  9. The Gryphon

    The Gryphon Heavy Load Member

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    I find the 730 to be a piece of junk.

    The features touted would be great, if the unit would work.

    Reliability should be the most important feature. But RM doesn't seem to adequately QA their products.

    I just bought the 730. I experienced repeated lockups during the 2 days that the unit actually worked.

    Then on the 3rd day, the screen went white and the unit became unuseable.

    Returned it today, we'll see if I ever get a reliably functioning unit.

    I don't know anyone who has purchased the 730 who hasn't had issues and at least one return.
     
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  10. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    The last word I got was Jan 2015. I have not heard of the release yet.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  11. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    The screen going in and out is a power issue. Suggest you take a tong or cable tie and slide between the DC plug and the DC connector. With the vibrations in a truck the plug maybe sliding out a little thus not giving you a solid connection for current flow.

    You can always change your route settings. If you have set to prefer freeways it will most certainly try to keep you on freeways.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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