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Unit not responding after pressing reset button

Only info that appears on the screen is the word MAGELLAN and a black solid line at the bottom .
Tried several times with resetting but to no avail.
This problem followed after trying to update the present software to ver 2.36.
Thanks in advance for any help.Ed

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  • catd61 Nov 01, 2008

    Only it happened when I tried to update the Maestro 4000.

  • jcoffey Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem...has anyone come up with a viable fix?

  • ewg2_96161 Dec 06, 2008

    I tried pairing my maestro with my cell phone and it froze up.Then I shut it down .Every time I start it up it displays MAGELLAN on blue screen and solid bar at bottom.This is my 3rd Magellan Maestro Since I bought the first one at Circuit City .It lasted almost one month before I return it to Circuit City for replacement. (it froze up same way) they replaced it free no problem. Then the second one got a black cancer- looking -root shaped spots on the screen. It only got worse after several months.So I took that one back to Circuit City and they replaced it with an identical unit free. Now this just went out today.Some how I don't think the next one is going to last more than a couple of months,but I will take it back and ask for another tomarrow.



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That's no fix--just return it--some fix :^(
Anyone know how to download from a working unit onto the goner one ,or how service does it?
I hate guys who post phonie fixes.

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You have wiped out the operating system. (Not your fault. I think the download is corrupt or something) I had the exact same thing happen and when I spoke to Magellan tech support they told me that something happened during the download and the operating system was erased and there is no way to retrieve it unless I sent it back to them for repair. I just recently purchased mine so I called the store where I bought it, sent it back and they sent me a new one. I don't know why the download doesn't work but I don't think I'll try it again.

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