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Magellan maestro 4250

I have had this unit for five days and was in the process of setting up all of the options. It was working fine when I shut it off. When I restart it now it goes through the warning page, as it should, but when I touch the OK button, to proceed, it goes to system settings rather than the main menu. I can go through all of the settings and diagnostics, in settings, but I cannot get out of the this mode. I have tried the reset several. One other thing. When I use the touch screen test in diagnostics, I can touch the screen at any point to make it work rather than just the specific point requested. I also cannot exit this screen without turning the unit off.

Thank You yes, i just got my unit magellan maestro 4250 yesterday and a few hours later it locked up on the first screen where it has a magellan logo and a scroll bar, went to the website to see if there was a fix but saw it had no customer service support open to answer calls on weekends, so i tried maggie but that was no help, i tried and tried several times and nothing still stuck in first boot up screen that says magellan w/scroll bar and now this morning i went to take it out of the little black case and turn it on thinking perhaps needed a rest but no that was not the case either and also when powered up i noticed then that it had some little areas of black splotches on the screen area too so i know its got some issues!!!

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I would take it back and ask them to replace/refund.

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