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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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    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 Supplied parts Part names Front panel ........12 Rear / Side panel .

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    Finding a location with navigation Address Screen ......32-33 Go to your Destination ......33 Add to My Places .

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    Table of contents Installation Installing the Navigator “PC Portal” ....53-54 Recommended PC System Requirements ...54 Starting the “PC Portal” Wizard ....55 Using software Using the “PC Portal”...

  • Page 5: 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Safety note If you notice unusual odours, excessive heat coming from the product, anything else that seems unusual, do not use the product and contact our Customer Service Centre. 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.

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    • 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

    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: Supplied Parts

    Supplied parts Main Body GPS Antenna Suction-Cup USB Cable (Optional) Mount Cigarette Lighter Carrying Case Installation Quick Reference Adapter (Optional) Guide Contents may be changed without notice. AC Adapter (Optional)

  • Page 12: Part Names

    Part names Front panel MENU button Moves to the main menu screen Power sleep Entering power sleep mode. ON: Press and hold. OFF: Press and hold again. Volume Up Increases the volume level. To activate the menu function on LCD screen, touch the LCD screen with a finger.

  • Page 13: Rear / Side Panel

    Rear / Side panel External GPS Antenna Port (Optional) Speaker Gives voice guidance service. Docking connector USB port Deleting or altering the map data in the built-in memory or the SD memory card randomly, may cause problems in the navigation function.

  • Page 14: 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.

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    Plug the small 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 16: Detaching The Suction-cup Mount

    Connecting devices Detaching the suction-cup mount To separate the mount, pull the lever to the right. If the mount still doesn’t detach from the windscreen, pull up handle of suction cup to move the suction rubber. Installing the external GPS antenna (Optional) This unit has a built-in GPS antenna to receive the satellite signals.

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    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 double-sided tape.) •...

  • Page 18: 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 19: Downloading Files: Activesync

    The “Add New Hardware Wizard” should automatically install the USB drivers. Follow the on screen 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 20: Data Exchange Via Card Reader

    Connecting devices Data exchange via card reader. You can transfer data via ActiveSync. However, if you wish to copy large quantities of data (Music and Photo files) to the memory card these can also be stored directly to the memory card. Not supplied.

  • Page 21: Disconnecting The Usb Device

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

  • Page 22: Before Operation

    The application and maps are stored in the built-in memory. Push the Power button up to turn on the device. The Map screen is displayed It may take some time until the GPS receiver initially acquires enough satellites' data during the first use of the GPS navigation equipment.

  • Page 23: Navigation Features

    Navigation features The Navigation System provides the following features for easy navigation: • Route calculation within seconds. • High quality 2D/3D maps with display of street names. • Address input via a full-size keyboard optimized for finger input address. • Storing of any location one click away. •...

  • Page 24: Getting Started With Navigation

    Getting started with navigation Navigation Menu Tapping “Navi menu ” button brings up a menu that allows you to access some of the most frequently used functions of the navigator. Address Screen The “Address” button lets you navigate to an address.

  • Page 25: Poi Screen

    Getting started with navigation POI Screen When you tap the “POI” button, the first screen of popular place categories appears. The “POI” button lets you navigate to thousands of interesting places, such as beaches, parks, hotels, museums, and restaurants. For more information, see "POI" on the page 38. Route Manager Screen You can tap the “Route Manager”...

  • Page 26: Menu Buttons

    Getting started with navigation Menu Buttons Tap this button to go to the Main Map screen. Tap this button to configure the settings options. Tap this button to open the Media Player. Tap this button to recalculate the route. The Cancel Route button, on the Route Manager menu, stops the current navigation and clears the route.

  • Page 27: Main Map

    Getting started with navigation Main 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. Tap “Zoom Out” or “Zoom In” buttons to increase or decrease the detail of the map view.

  • Page 28: Point On The Map

    Getting started with navigation The GPS bar is a toggle button that displays the remaining travel distance and travel time, and estimated time of arrival. Point on the Map You can navigate to any point by tapping its location directly on the Main Map screen in both 2D and 3D map view.

  • Page 29: Screen Buttons

    Getting started with navigation Screen Buttons The following buttons appear on many of the navigation screens. When you tap the “OK” button for a selected address, group, or place, Navigator automatically opens the next screen in the sequence. When you tap the “Back” button, the navigation returns you to the previous screen.

  • Page 30: Cycling Through Screens

    Getting started with navigation Cycling Through Screens Every navigation function in the system, such as Address, POI, or My Favourites consists of a sequence of screens. You can cycle through the screen sequences by either: • Selecting an item from the list and tapping it. •...

  • Page 31: Enter Address

    Getting started with navigation Enter Address When you tap the “Address” button, the “Select State” screen appears. You can use the keyboard to enter the characters of the state name. For more information, see "Address screen" on the page 32. After you have selected a state, the Navigator displays the “Mode”...

  • Page 32: Finding A Location With Navigation

    Finding a location with navigation Address Screen 1. You can use the keyboard to enter the characters of the address name. 2. The characters appear in the Address field. The Navigator automatically searches the Address list for the first occurrence of the entered characters.

  • Page 33: Go To Your Destination

    Finding a location with navigation You can change your address search method by tapping the Mode button to select from a variety of address formats, as described in Address Modes (See "Enter Address" on page 31). • If the entered characters are not found at the beginning of the name in the Address list, the Smart Search System automatically searches for the entered characters throughout the entire list, for...

  • Page 34: Add To My Places

    Finding a location with navigation Add to My Places Lets you add an address to your list of favourite locations, as shown in the figure below. For more information, see “My Places” on page 35. Recent Places The Recent Locations screen lets you select an existing destination from a list of destinations that you have previously travelIed to.

  • Page 35: My Places

    Finding a location with navigation My Places A Favourite is a destination that you have stored for easy retrieval. 1. To access a favourite destination, open the Navigations menu and tap the “My Places” button. 2. The My Favourites screen displays your favourites groups.

  • Page 36: Favourite Groups

    Finding a location with navigation Favourite Groups You can tap the “Edit” button from the “My Places” screen to add, edit, or delete groups, as described below. Enter the group name and select an icon to identify the group. The icon identifies all destinations located in that group, as displayed on the map.

  • Page 37: Favourite Alerts

    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 clearing the checkbox next to the selected group. Activate that disabled alert by selecting the checkbox next to the group.

  • Page 38: Poi (points Of Interest)

    Finding a location with navigation POI (Points of Interest) The POI list is a collection of hundreds of interesting or useful places organized by easy-to-find categories. For example, you can use the Navigator to guide you to a shopping centre, hotel, restaurant, or gas station.

  • Page 39: Search Near A Location

    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. Lets you search near your current location. This is the default value.

  • Page 40: Show Or Hide Symbol On Map

    Finding a location with navigation Enter the location distance to search for a designated place. For example, if you enter 5 km, the Navigator only searches within a five kilometre radius. When you select a large search radius, you risk the chance of finding too many locations, which makes it harder to find the place that you are searching for.

  • Page 41: Route Manager

    Finding a location with navigation Route Manager From the Navigations menu, tap the “Route Manager” button to display Navigator’s route navigation features, as described in the sections below. 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: •...

  • Page 42: Route Summary

    Finding a location with navigation Route Summary The “Route Summary” 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. Detour You can specify that certain roads be permanently excluded from your route calculations.

  • Page 43: Route Playback

    Finding a location with navigation Route Playback This feature lets you record your route as you’re driving and then to play it back on the Main Map screen. 1. To record a route, tap the “Record” button in the Route Playback screen. The navigator shows the Main Map screen and navigates you to the selected destination.

  • Page 44: Multistop Planner

    Finding a location with navigation Multistop planner Edit Way Points lets you plan a route with up to 5 stops. When you tap the “Go” button, the route is calculated in stages, from the departure point to the first stop. When you reach the first stop, the route recalculates to the second stop, and so on.

  • Page 45: Route Options

    Finding a location with navigation Route Options You can use Route options to determine what road categories to avoid or allow and to set the default route type when Navigator calculates your selected destination. Avoid Roads Toll, Highway, and Ferry route sections are avoided or allowed as determined by whether they are selected, when Navigator calculates a route.

  • Page 46: Setup

    Setup Display Tap the “Display” button to determine how Navigator’s map view is displayed, as shown below. Dimension The 2D and 3D Mode buttons lets you display the map view in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional views for either day or night driving. Day&Night The Day and Night Mode buttons lets you display the map view for either day or night driving.

  • Page 47: Map Views

    Setup Map Views The map views below let you see the differences between 2d/3d day/night conditions. 2D Day Mode Map View 2D Night Mode Map View 3D Day Mode Map View 3D Night Mode Map View...

  • Page 48: Units & Time

    Setup Units & Time You can tap the “Units & Time” button to specify units of measure system and adjust the time as displayed on your Navigator. Distance Unit Miles : Display and announce in miles Kilometres : Display and announce in kilometres. Adjust Hour You will see the current values of GMT, and use one time zone, Greenwich Mean TIME (GMT).

  • Page 49: Gps Status

    GPS signals are automatically acquired and your vehicle's location and position are constantly updated. The GPS receiver may take a few minutes to find its initial location. For best results, ensure that the GPS receiver has a clear view of the sky.

  • Page 50: Gps Not Found

    Setup GPS Not Found When you first start the Navigator you will hear the message “Signal too low”. This message means that your navigation device hasn’t yet located a reliable GPS signal. Check that your device is connected to the cigarette lighter and has a clear view of the sky. The “GPS not found”...

  • Page 51: Tutorial

    Setup From the Setup menu, tap the “More” button, to display the Navigator add-ons as described in the section below. Tutorial When you first start the Navigator, a message box appears prompting you to open the Navigator Guided Tour program. The Guided Tour is an excellent way of becoming familiar with the different navigation features available.

  • Page 52: Select Map

    Setup Select Map This feature lets you change the currently selected map to another map. If you want to store additional maps on your memory card. You can tap the “Select Map” button to display the maps saved on your SD memory card. The Select Map screen displays map details and version numbers.

  • Page 53: Installation

    Installing the Navigator “PC Portal” It should be install the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 from the install screen. 1. Insert the Navigator CD into the PC's CD-ROM drive. The “PC Portal” Installation wizard prompts you to select the language used for the installation process.

  • Page 54: Recommended Pc System Requirements

    Installation 8. From the Select Language dialog box, you can select the display language for the “PC Portal”. Select the Launch “PC Portal” checkbox for “PC Portal” to immediately start and click “OK”. Alternatively, you can start the “PC Portal” from the Microsoft®...

  • Page 55: Starting The "pc Portal" Wizard

    Starting the “PC Portal” Wizard The first time you start the “PC Portal”, the “PC Portal” Wizard automatically starts, letting you install Navigator software, supported languages and voice prompts, and maps. For a complete description of the “PC Portal”, see Using the “PC Portal”...

  • Page 56: Using Software

    Using software Using the “PC Portal” Click “Install Software” and select from the following components to install to your device: • LGE: GPS navigation software • Tutorial: Tutorial guide To install Navigator components: 1. From the Install Software screen, select from the list of components, as described above.

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    Click the “Backup/Restore” button to backup the following Navigator items: • Favorites: All locations that are displayed in Navigator’s Favorites screens. • Trips: All locations that appear in Navigator’s Multistops screens. • LGE Settings: Setting configurations, such as map views (2D/3D and Day/Night), prompts, units of measurement, and map and route setting preferences.

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    Using software Click to import favorite locations from your PC to the selected My Favorites group on your device. For more information, see “Importing Favorite Locations” on page 60. Click the “Select Language” button to show a list of languages that you can choose from to display the “PC Portal”.

  • Page 59: Installing Maps

    Installing Maps 1. From the Desktop Maps pane, select a map. 2. From the “Target” context box, select a target option, such as Storage Card or Main Memory. 3. When you select a Target option (Storage Card, Main Memory) the “PC Portal” displays the following information: •...

  • Page 60: Removing Maps

    Using software Removing Maps You can remove a map by selecting a map in the Device Maps pane and clicking the “Add/Remove” button. Before removing maps, you must set in Media Player (Music, Photo) mode. And then, you can remove a map. Importing Favorite Locations Import Favorites lets you import content created externally as a new Favorites category.

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    The .csv file contains the following fields: Fav. Name Notes Longitude Latitude 1 Comm. 1 39.21370 • The longitude, latitude, and altitude are numerical values. All other fields contain string values. • Even if the .csv file does not contain longitude, latitude, and altitude values, the separating commas must still be included.

  • Page 62: General Warning Messages

    Using software General Warning Messages The following warning messages can appear when you’re working with Navigator “PC Portal”. If at any point during the installation or data transfer, Lost connection the connection to the device is lost, the following transfer message is displayed: "Connection to the device has been lost.

  • Page 63: Using Software

    If maps from a previous version is located on your computer, the following message is displayed: "Existing maps data found. Do you want to keep it?" Clicking “Yes” lets you install maps from previous versions. The following message appears when you have selected an installed map and clicked the Actions button: "Selected maps shall be removed from your device.

  • Page 64: Photo Viewer

    Photo Viewer Getting Started You can open the Photo Viewer by clicking the “Photo” button. The Photo Viewer lets you view pictures from your unit. This application recognizes JPG 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 65: Viewing Image

    Viewing Image Tap an image file icon in the Photo list screen to view. The image appears in the View Image screen, as shown below. The following buttons are provided to let you display images from the View Image screen: button lets you display the previous or next image in the sequence of image files located in the selected folder.

  • Page 66: Music Player

    Music Player Getting Started You can open the Music Player by clicking the “Music” button. • Sampling Frequency: 8 - 48kHz (MP3) • Bit rate: within 8 - 320 kbps (MP3) (include VBR) Playing Music Tap a music file in the Music list screen to listen. search in the music files located in the selected folder.

  • Page 67: Browse To A File

    The “Repeat” button lets you set the repeat playback mode. : Plays repeatedly the current selected file. : Plays repeatedly within folder. The “Shuffle” button lets you set the random playback mode. : Plays randomly within folder. : Plays randomly all files. You can tap the “Return”...

  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Navigation program and map data protection • 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. •...

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    Even though GPS is usually very accurate, it has an error range. When GPS receiver is installed, there can be an error of about 5 to 15m. But for newly constructed roads, the problem could be from the data update to the...

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    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 Defence. 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 71: Specifications

    INTERFACE Mini-USB Port External GPS Jack(Optional) Multimedia Image Audio Specifications SPECIFICATION Built-in Memory LG Philps LCD Analog resisitive type Typical 1.0W (1EA) Voice Guidance Vehicle Power Cigar-jack Input (12-24V) Up to 4 hours (It depends on operating condition.) USB 1.1...

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    Support-Hotline * You can download the Update Software from * You can purchase the Upgrade Map from LG Authorized Service Centres. For more information, contact Call Centre or Website. LG Subsidiary LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd. * For the latest Call Center numbers, please visit Website (

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