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Device driver for Explorist 500 for windows vista

I have never used my GPS explorist 500 LE. I am trying to use it for the first time with windows vista. The disc that came with it will not load. I looked on the website to see how to download the device driver and still am unsuccessfull. What are the steps I have to follow to install the device driver and where do I find the link to the download. Please help

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    I have my GPS explorist 500 LE. I am trying to use it for the first time with windows vista. The disc that came with it will not load. I looked on the website to see how to download the device driver and still am unsuccessfull. What are the steps I have to follow to install the device driver and where do I find the link to the download. Please help

  • Sbernstein Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem as listed above except I am not using Vista... Please email me if you know the answer to this....Thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    it seems that the explorist series aswell as a couple others are not compatible with vista. they "magellan" have a driver to download so the gps unit is recognised, but vista wont let you install it and gives a message saying something about the computer already having the propper drivers, though the driver listed is made by windows and has major flaws

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    i can access the sd card on my explorist 500 but i cannot get the computer to recognize the gps unit...i cannot get the driver that is supposed to work with vista to load either...

  • denieleb May 01, 2009

    i too have the same problem. magellans driver will not load properly

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    So where the hell are the SOLUTIONS..?????? There are none except one.....BUY A GARMIN.....

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I too cannot load the software into my computer. Using XP Pro and CD software is causing the computer to run very slow...

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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J'ai vista et je ne suis pas capable d'entrer le périférique.Le cd qui vient avec est conçu pour wimdows 2000 et xp et moi jài windows vista.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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Driver for Windows XP


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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.
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Drivers for the Magellan explorist 400


I want drivers for the megellan explorist 400.Please! resent this software to me quickly.


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Error Message on Explorist 500


With you 500 turned off press nav + power; then change the numbers 00 in 95 by using the joystick and and then press the joystick itself; accept what proposed.
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Jun 10, 2008 | Magellan eXplorist 500 GPS Receiver

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NMEA communication does not work ( but file transfer is OK)


Try rebooting windows, with gps off connect the cable to gps.

Go out side get a good gps signals on nav menu.

Set the gps communications menu to , nmea, 2.1

Plug the device into a good usb port.

If you look under modems, in control panel you should see a new modem called explorist xxx

If you look at the properties for that you can see its com port number.

I just tried this program http://www.visualgps.net/VisualGPS/

and it views nmea from the explorist, just set the com port to the one in the explorist modem .






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Replacement keypad membrane


If you look on magellan website it states they no longer have or support replacement parts for older gps models.
You can find an explorist for parts on ebay.
I own a explorist 100, 400, 500. I believe the key pads are all the same. If you can not find one, I will sell you the pad from the explorist 100 for 30 dollars plus shipping.

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eXplorist units have also some hidden and service functions. Like, if unit is off, you can to press:

- IN + PWR - to full selftest of unit (screen test, keypad test, NMEA test)
- OUT + PWR - to serial port test
- ESC + PWR - to burn-in process
- LIGHT + ENTER + RWR - tp uploading of new firmware
- 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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