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LG LN500 Series Owner's Manual

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Portable Navigation
LN500 Series
Please read this manual carefully before operating your
Navigation device. Keep it for future reference.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without
prior notice for improvement.


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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Portable Navigation OWNER’S MANUAL LN500 Series Please read this manual carefully before operating your Navigation device. Keep it for future reference. Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice for improvement.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety note 5-11 Supplied parts Part names 13-14 Front panel ........13 Rear / Side panel .
  • Page 3 Table of contents Finding a location with navigation 35-54 Address ........35-36 Address Modes .
  • Page 4 Table of contents Using software 66-70 Map Screen Interface ......66 Installing a map ......66-67 Map Cutter Screen Interface .
  • Page 5: Safety Note

    Safety note CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT SPLIT COVER(OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user about the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 6 Safety note Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Do not become distracted by the navigation while driving, and always be fully aware of all driving conditions. Minimize the amount of time spent viewing the navigation screen while driving and use voice prompts when possible. Do not enter destinations, change settings, or access any functions requiring prolonged use of the unit’s controls while driving.
  • Page 7 Safety note Note that malfunctions may occur if you use the product in places where static electricity occurs frequently. Do not use the unit near water. Do not touch the unit with wet hands. Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the product yourself. Do not use the product for other purposes than those described in this guide.
  • Page 8 Safety note If you notice unusual odors, excessive heat coming from the product, anything else that seems unusual, do not use the product and contact our Customer Service Center. Always use soft and dry cotton cloth when cleaning the product. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface of the unit.
  • Page 9 Safety note • If you attach the vacuum disk on the glass for a long period of time, the pressure in the disk slowly reduces and the vacuum disk may fall off. • The Navigator holder may fall off at a sudden stop, thus causing a dangerous situation.
  • Page 10 Safety note • Never leave your unit/accessories (including windshield mount, car charger etc) visible in an unattended vehicle, since it’s an easy target for thieves. • Back up your data using our provided software in the CD. • In order to protect the screen and the unit, always store it in the carry case.
  • Page 11: Safety Note

    • LG is not responsible for the accuracy of traffic-related information and data supplied by other parties. • LG disclaims all liability for use of the navigation that causes or contributes to death, injury or property damage or that violates any law including traffic laws.
  • Page 12: Supplied Parts

    Supplied parts Main Set SD Memory Suction-Cup USB Cable Card (Optional) Mount Cigarette Lighter Carrying Case Installation Quick Start Adapter Guide Contents may vary without notice. AC Adapter GPS Antenna (Optional) (Optional) SD memory card (Optional) The supplied SD Memory Card space may be insufficient after upgrade. In this case, another SD Memory Card that has bigger space has to be purchased.
  • Page 13: Part Names

    Part names Front panel RESET Volume Down Decrease the volume level. SRC (Source) button Move to the main menu screen or RESET hole the previous screen. If the unit fails to operate Power sleep properly, press the reset button Entering power sleep mode. using a ball point pen or a similar On : Press and hold.
  • Page 14: Rear / Side Panel

    Part names Rear / Side panel External GPS Antenna Slot Power Hold On / Off button (Optional) Speaker On : Push button up. Gets a voice guidance service. Off : Push button down. Docking connector Power supply connector USB port Tiffical DC 5V Memory Card Slot Insert a SD Memory Card.
  • Page 15: Connecting Devices

    Connecting devices Installation sequence for the suction-cup mount Select the most suitable position on the windscreen. Clean the surface of the windscreen, to remove any dust and grease. Place the suction-cup mount on a suitable position on the windscreen. Push back the lever to the left until you hear a click, fixing the suction-cup mount in position.
  • Page 16 Connecting devices Plug the small plug end of the cigarette lighter adapter into the power supply connector at the side of the unit. Plug the other end into your vehicle’s 12V (cigarette lighter) socket. To adjust the angle of the mount, slacken the adjustable knobs at the suction-cup and then turn it gently.
  • Page 17: Detaching The Suction-Cup Mount

    Connecting devices Detaching the suction-cup mount To remove the mount, pull the lever to the right. If the mount still doesn’t detach from the windscreen, hold up a handle of suction rubber to move the suction rubber. Installing the external GPS antenna (Optional) This unit has a built-in GPS antenna to receive the satellite signals.
  • Page 18 Connecting devices When Installing the antenna inside the vehicle (on the dashboard or shelf) Affix the external GPS antenna on as level a surface as possible where the external GPS antenna faces outside the window. (The GPS antenna is fastened with a double-sided tape.) •...
  • Page 19: Installing Microsoft Activesync

    Connecting devices Installing Microsoft ActiveSync In order to synchronize your data between your PC and the unit, you need the Microsoft ActiveSync program. Click ActiveSync “setup.exe”. Click “Next” to install Microsoft ActiveSync on your PC. Read the following license agreement carefully and select “I accept the terms in the license agreement”.
  • Page 20: Downloading Files : Activesync

    Connecting devices The “Add New Hardware Wizard” should automatically installs the USB drivers. Follow the onescreen instructions to establish a partnership and synchronize your unit with your Downloading files : ActiveSync Open Windows Explorer on your PC. The Mobile Device is displayed in Window explorer.
  • Page 21: Data Exchange Via Card Reader

    Connecting devices Data exchange via card reader. You can transfer data via ActiveSync. Howerer, if you wish to copy large quantities of data (Navigation maps and Photo files) to the memory card these can also be stored directly to the memory card.
  • Page 22: Disconnecting The Usb Device

    Connecting devices Disconnecting the USB device Wait until you get a message that you can safely unplug the device before disconnecting the USB device. The safe remove icon is in the system tray. Click on the icon to eject the unit from the PC and select the ‘Safely remove’...
  • Page 23: Before Operation

    Before operation Starting up The navigation software and the digital map material are supplied in the built-in memory or the SD memory card. Installation is fairly automatic. SD memory card : The application and maps are stored in the SD memory card.
  • Page 24: Navigation Features

    Before operation Navigation features The Navigation System provides the following features for easy navigation: • Quick installation and use of the unit in minutes. • Full screen 2D/3D day and night maps with precise voice guidance. • Able to quickly create a route for any distance. •...
  • Page 25: Getting Started With Navigation

    Getting started with navigation Navigation Menu When you start the Navigation System, the Driver Warning screen is displayed. Please review the information provided and tap the Agree button. The Navigation menu appears, as shown on the right. When you have the Main Map screen displayed, you can press the SRC button to display the Navigation menu.
  • Page 26: Food, Fuel, Lodging Menu

    Getting started with navigation Food, Fuel, Lodging Menu When you tap the Food, Fuel, Lodging button, the first screen of popular place categories appears, as shown on the left. The “Food, Fuel, Lodging” button lets you navigate to thousands of interesting places, such as beaches, parks, hotels, museums, and restaurants.
  • Page 27: Settings Menu

    Getting started with navigation Settings Menu The Settings button, at the bottom of the My Places and Map Look & Feel menus, lets you configure your settings options. The first “Settings” menu is shown on the right. The “Settings” screens let you: •...
  • Page 28: Menu Buttons

    Getting started with navigation Menu Buttons The Map button displays the Main Map screen. The Cancel Route button stops the current navigation and clears the route. The SRC button lets you exit from the Navigation System and displays the unit’s Source menu. The More button lets you move to the second menu screen.
  • Page 29: What's On The Map

    Getting started with navigation What's on the Map? When you tap the Map button on the Navigation menu screens, the Main Map screen appears. You can use the icons displayed on this screen to view your route. Directions Bar When you have calculated a route, the Directions bar displays information about your next turn.
  • Page 30: Road Classification

    Getting started with navigation Road Classification The navigation classifies different roads on the map by the following colors. Primary Roads Secondary Roads Local Roads Pedestrian Roads GPS Not Found When you first start your unit, you will hear the message "Signal too low". This message means that your unit hasn’t yet located a reliable GPS signal.
  • Page 31: Map Views

    Getting started with navigation Map Views From the Map Look & Feel menu, you can determine whether you want to see a two dimensional or three dimensional map in daylight or night-time conditions. The 2D Day Mode View is optimized for a day-time viewing.
  • Page 32: Map Views

    Getting started with navigation 2D Day Mode Map View 2D Night Mode Map View 3D Day Mode Map View 3D Night Mode Map View...
  • Page 33: Point On The Map

    Getting started with navigation Point on the Map You can navigate to any point by tapping its location directly on the Main Map screen. This feature is especially handy when you want to navigate to a specific point on the map, but you don’t have the street address.
  • Page 34: Cycling Through Screens

    Getting started with navigation When you tap the GO! button, the Navigator calculates the route to your selected destination. The Actions button provides a list of command options available for the selected address or place. The Hide/Display Keyboard toggle button lets you show or remove the keyboard.
  • Page 35: Finding A Location With Navigation

    Finding a location with navigation Address When you tap the Address button, the Address screen appears as shown on the right. 1. Enter Address 2. City 3. Street 4. Address Number 5. Show on Map...
  • Page 36 Finding a location with navigation You can use the keyboard to enter the first characters of the address name. The characters appear in the Address field. The Navigator automatically searches the Address list for the first occurrence of the entered characters. After you have selected a city, the Navigator displays the next address field, such as street and address number.
  • Page 37: Address Modes

    Finding a location with navigation Address Modes You can define the information used to locate an address by tapping the Mode button. The unit provides a variety of address formats as described below. This sequence displays the following address screens : City, Street, Address Number. You can also navigate a city or a street only.
  • Page 38: Address Actions

    Finding a location with navigation In other Maps You can select another map of a country that you can travel by vehicle. This feature is available only when you have the following maps installed: • Map of the country in which you’re currently located.
  • Page 39: Go To Your Destination

    Finding a location with navigation Go to your Destination After you have specified the address, tap the Next button. The Navigator shows your destination on the Map screen before calculating a route. Check that the destination address is correct at the top of the screen.
  • Page 40: Recent Locations

    Finding a location with navigation Recent Locations The Recent Locations screen lets you select an existing destination from a list of destinations that you have previously traveled. The unit automatically stores the last 64 destinations in memory. As each new route is added to the top of the list, the older destinations at the bottom are erased.
  • Page 41 Finding a location with navigation From the Recent Locations screen, you can tap the Actions button to select the following commands. Lets you designate the selected address as the route origin. You would use this command when calculating a route from a point other than your current location Note: You are still receiving a GPS signal.
  • Page 42: My Favorites

    Finding a location with navigation My Favorites The My Favorites is a destination that you have stored for easy retrieval. To access a favorite destination, open the My Places menu and tap the My Favorites button. The My Favorites screen displays your favorite groups.
  • Page 43: Favorite Groups

    Finding a location with navigation Favorite Groups You can tap the Actions button from the My Favorites screen to add, edit, or delete groups, as described below. When you tap this button, the Favorites group screen appears. Enter the group name and select an icon to identify the group, as shown on the right.
  • Page 44 Finding a location with navigation Examples: You have a group called "Shopping" that includes all of your favorite stores. An alert appears on the screen when you are closer than the designated distance to the stores in your group, providing an opportunity to consider whether you would like to stop and shop.
  • Page 45: Add Favorite Locations

    Finding a location with navigation You can disable the alerts for all groups by selecting the 1st Alert setting to Off. You can disable the alerts for a particular group by selecting the group and tapping the Show/Hide Symbol on the Map toggle button. Disabled alerts are identified by a red diagonal line through the symbol.
  • Page 46: Food, Fuel, Lodging

    Finding a location with navigation Food, Fuel, Lodging The Food, Fuel, Lodging list is a collection of hun- dreds of interesting or useful places organized by easy-to-find categories. For example, you can use navigation to guide you to a mall, hotel, restaurant, or gas station.
  • Page 47: Subcategories

    Finding a location with navigation 1. POI Categories 2. POI Locations 3. Show on Map From the Item Entries Actions screen, click the Sort by ABC button to display the category entries in alphabetical order. Refer the details to the page 49. Subcategories Many categories have subcategories to provide for an even greater list of choices.
  • Page 48 Finding a location with navigation Search Near a Location You can tap the Near button to determine the location area, where you want to search for a specific place, such as a gas station, hotel, or restaurant. The available options are listed below. Lets you search near your current location.
  • Page 49 Finding a location with navigation Lets you customize your POI list by showing or hiding the POI category symbols that you don’t want. When you hide a category a red mark appears. This mark only means that the category symbol does not appear on your map.
  • Page 50: Turn-By-Turn List

    Finding a location with navigation Turn-by-Turn List After you have entered a destination and calculated a route, the Directions bar appears at the top of the Map screen, displaying the following information: • The next turn direction • The distance to the next turn •...
  • Page 51: Show Route Or Cancel Route

    Finding a location with navigation Show Route or Cancel Route From the Map Look & Feel menu, you can tap the Show Route button lets you display an overview of your complete route on the Map screen, the total driving distance to your destination, the estimated travel time, and the complete destination address.
  • Page 52: Avoid Road Groups

    Finding a location with navigation 3. Add Group 4. Enter Group Name Avoid Road Groups From the Avoid Roads screen, tap Actions. The Actions screen lets you select from the following commands: Create a new group of roads to avoid. For example, you can create a group called "San Francisco Roads", where you designate the roads in that area to be avoided.
  • Page 53: Avoid Road Locations

    Finding a location with navigation When selecting a group route, you can tap the button to include or exclude all roads located in the group. Avoid Road Locations When you tap Default or an Avoid Roads group, the Navigator displays the group screen, which lets you select roads to avoid.
  • Page 54: Finding A Location With Navigation

    Finding a location with navigation You can tap the Actions button from this screen to select the following commands: Lets you select a road. An address screen appears for you to specify a city and street. When you have completed updating your road information, tap the Avoid button.
  • Page 55: Navigation Settings

    Navigation settings From the My Places or Map, Look & Feel menus, you can tap the Settings button to display the Settings menus, as shown on the right. Route Planning You can tap the Route button from the Settings menu to specify the route type and whether to allow for U-turns, as shown below.
  • Page 56: Select Map

    Navigation settings Select Map This feature lets you change the currently selected map to another map saved on your SD memory card. If you want to store additional maps on your memory card, see " Using software" on the page 66. You can tap the Select Map button from the Options menu to display the maps saved on your SD memory card.
  • Page 57: Prompts

    Navigation settings Prompts You can select the types of voice and visual notifications that you would like to use while navigating. From the Settings menu, tap the Prompts button. The Prompts screen appears as shown on the right. Voice Speed Warning : This prompt warns you when your car exceeds the speed limit.
  • Page 58: Map Settings

    Navigation settings Map settings You can click the Map Settings button from the Settings menu to customize your map display as shown on the left. The following map settings are: Map Orientation Forward is up : This option orients the map so that your forward direction is always at the top.
  • Page 59: Gps Settings

    Navigation settings GPS Settings The Navigator uses the GPS receiver to pinpoint your location. GPS signals are automatically acquired , and your vehicle's location and position are constantly updated. The GPS may take a few minutes to find its initial location. For best results, ensure that the GPS has a clear view of the sky.
  • Page 60: Quick Navigation

    Navigation settings Quick Navigation You can define the Quick Nav. location by selecting either To Predefined Address or To Nearest POI Category in the Quick Nav. Settings screen. When the location is selected, you can navigate to your address by tapping displayed on the My Places menu.
  • Page 61: Installation Requirements

    Installation requirements The Navigator is already installed on your proprietary device, but to add or change maps, you are required to install the Navigation Console on to your PC. PC Requirements To install and use the Console, your PC must meet the following requirements.
  • Page 62: Install Navigation Software

    Installation requirements If you want to change the language selection or the directory location before installing, click Back, make your changes, and return to the Installation Confirmation screen, and click Next. When the installation is complete, click the Finish button to close the wizard. You can open the console by clicking LGE>Destinator Console from the Windows Programs menu.
  • Page 63: Transferring A Map Onto The Sd Memory Card

    Installation requirements The Information message box refers you to the device screen for instructions. When the Navigator has been successfully installed, the Successful Installation message box appears. Transferring a Map onto the SD Memory Card Connect the Card Reader to your PC using a USB cable.
  • Page 64: Console Toolbar

    Installation requirements Console Toolbar The following options are available from the Navigation Console Toolbar: This button lets you install the Navigation System to your device. This button lets you install or remove a map. For more information, see "Installing a Map" on the page 66.
  • Page 65: Importing A Favorite

    Installation requirements Importing a Favorite You can download a list of favorite locations from your PC to the unit. The list must be contained in .csv files. As part of the download procedure, you convert the .csv files to .dat format for storage on your device by using the Navigation Conversion utility.
  • Page 66: Using Software

    Using software When you receive your device, the navigation is installed on your SD memory card (Built-in Memory) along with a series of maps. This section provides information about installing additional maps from the Navigation Console. For information about installing the Navigation Console, see "Installation Requirements"...
  • Page 67: Map Cutter Screen Interface

    Using software Click Install Map Loading Map Target Device and Free space Installed Maps Map Cutter Screen Interface Due to memory limitations of your SD memory card (Built-in Memory), you may want to customize a stan- dard map by selecting the area you need. For exam- ple, if you are visiting a number of European cities on business, you may not want to install entire maps of those countries.
  • Page 68: Focus The Map

    Using software You can use the Pan tool to move the map up, down, left, or right. You can use the Zoom tool to increase or decrease the map detail. You can also use the scroll bar to zoom in or out. You can use the Crop tool to designate an area on the map that you want to cut.
  • Page 69: Focus The Map By Route

    Using software You can click the Select tool to set the origin of the map by a predefined sub-region. A list of sub-regions is displayed in a pane to the right of the map. When you click a sub-region, that area is highlighted. Focus the Map by Route The Navigator supports route cutting, which allows you to create a map composed of points on a route.
  • Page 70: Cut Map

    Using software Cut Map When you have designated your map area, click the Cut Map tool. The Cut Map dialog box appears as shown on the left. You must enter a map name and description. If you have entered a name that already exists, the unit prompts you to enter a different name.
  • Page 71: Photo View

    Photo view The Photo Viewer lets you view pictures from your unit. This application recognizes JPG, GIF (not animation), and BMP files. The Photo Viewer’s main features let you zoom in or zoom out, rotate an image, and display a series of pictures through a slide show.
  • Page 72: View Image

    Photo view You can tap the Slide Show button to view all JPG, GIF, and BMP images in the current folder in Slide Show mode. Photo Viewer can show all pictures in full-screen mode automatically at a certain rate. You can tap the screen once to stop the slide show and tap again to return to the Browse Image screen.
  • Page 73: Set Up Settings

    SET UP settings You can change the system settings by tapping the Set Up button. The Set Up screen shows all of the system settings that you can change, as displayed below. You can tap the Back button to return to a previous screen.
  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting • If you want to operate this product properly, there should be the same programs (Contained in LGE folder) and maps (Contained in LGE folder) in the SD memory card (Built-in Memory) which are provided by LGE. • Don't erase or modify the contents in LGE folder! (It contains important data for Navigation and Photo viewer.
  • Page 75 Troubleshooting Cannot hear the voice guide. You can hear the voice guide when you select “SET UP. But during actual driving, the voice guide is provided. If the volume is too low, adjust the volume on the left unit. Cannot see the map. This is when you cannot see the map even when you have executed the navigation menu.
  • Page 76 Troubleshooting What is GPS? The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
  • Page 77: Specifications

    Built-in Memory LN510 : 1 GB External SD Card LN515 : 2 GB External SD Card DISPLAY 3.5 inch TFT LCD LG Philps LCD Resolution 320 X 240 Backlight LED type Touch Screen Analog resisitive type AUDIO Mono, Internal Speaker Typical 1.0W (1EA)
  • Page 78: Support-Hotline

    0870 873 5454 LG Electronics U.K. Ltd U.K. / IRELAND 0825-826-822 LG Electronics France FRANCE 0825-825-592 01805 4737 84 LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH GERMANY 39 199600099 LG Electronics Italia S.p.A ITALY +30-210-4800-564/8 LG Electronics Hellas S.A GREECE 801 11 200 900 070-233-557 LG Electronics Benelux B.V...
  • Page 79: Support-Hotline

    Support-Hotline LG Subsidiary Country Service Number 420 810 555 810 Austria AUSTRIA 40 31 228 3542 RUMANIA RUMANIA 420 810 555 810 CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH 421 850 111 154 SLOVAKIA 1 800 643 156 LG Electonics Australia AUSTRALIA...