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Explorist 300 problem

Loading of software (after satellites are tracked) won't stop. Screen freezes and have to remove batteries to turn unit off.

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Did the software come with your purchase? If so, you can clear the nand flash and re-load the software. If you have the software let me know and I'll tell you how to do it. -Daniel

Posted on Mar 15, 2007

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Try to reseting to the factory defaults: Press menu - choose preferences - press enter choose reset default - press enter choose all - yes - press enter Good luck!

Posted on Jan 01, 2006

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http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
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I have a Windows CE Sylvania netbook that won't boot to the desktop. I can turn it on, but it seems to freeze right as it turns on. It shows the start up screen where it says "Loading OS Image...


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Hi Guys: On turning on my explorist 400 a message appears. UNIT CURRENTLEY CONTAINS NO MAPS! INITIATING MAP UPLOAD This message wont go away, and all buttons refuse to work. The only way I can turn it off...


Jeff, I had the same problem with my explorist 500. Your unit lost the "BASEMAP.MGI " file. You will need to get a copy of that file. Then install it.
Try this site http://imhz.com/2006/05/my-explorist-is-screwed.html
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To get the base map and to get your unit functioning again:
Install the firmware again:

Go to: http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp?prodid=1114

Or, if this doesn´t work, go to www.magellangps.com, click on"support", click on "legacy products" (left) and click on "eXplorist210 Europe" (do NOT click on "eXplorist 210 North America")

On this page click under Updates/Upgrades on "version 2.57", and follow the instructions. You will have to register your GPS, register it under a European country.

After you have installed the firmware you will have the basemap and some new windows on the GPS. Good luck and enjoy!

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- NAV + PWR - to call Service Function window (see below)
- NAV + MENU + PWR - to force power off, equal remove batteries.
- GOTO + OUT + POWER - clear memory and set all settings as default.


IN + PWR helped to power up my unit.

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if you don't mind taking it apart, carefully unscrew the case and seperate the two halfs (be carefull not to break any of the wires or ribbon connections) , pull off the rubber pad with the buttons, and clean the contacts on the circuit board (you could use alcohol, or I use model railroad track cleaner that you can get at a hobby shop)

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since the unit doesn't have a base map it needs to be loaded with the base map so send it for a service so that the base map could be added.

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