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The device will not turn on when the power button is pressed.

The battery for this device is rechargeable. If the device is not responding, the battery life may have depleted. Try charging the device with the device's original charger.

If the device does not turn on after attempting to charge the battery, the battery may need to be replaced. To replace the battery, refer to Magellan Roadmate 1440 Battery Replacement Guide.

The charger for the device may be the problem instead of the device itself. If the charger is failing to recharge the battery of the device, the charger may need to be replaced.

The power switch may be broken and can easily be replaced. To replace it, follow the steps in Magellan Roadmate 1440 Power Switch Replacement Guide

The GPS isn't responding and/or is stuck on the same display page.

If the screen is frozen, you may want to restart the device. Slide the power button on the GPS to turn it off, and then slide it again to turn it back on.

No audio is coming from the GPS.

The speaker may be broken or damaged and therefore will need to be replaced. To replace the speaker, refer to Magellan Roadmate 1440 Speaker Replacement Guide.

The device may lose signal depending on the location, such as going through a tunnel or a wooded area.

Restarting the device can reset the signal. Try turning on and off the device by sliding the on/off button.

It is possible that the GPS will not be able to identify the route.

New software is often released for this device through Magellan. Go to and search for Magellan Roadmate 1440 and then navigate to update the software.


my roadmate 1440 has never been used and when i go to update it, i get an error that says "insufficient space". i find that hard to believe that the first ever update wont fit on a brand new never used device

iamhammanu - Reply

I'm getting the same message. Did you ever find a workaround?

Warren Dunbar -

Same here. No answer though.

Anthony - Reply

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