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Magellan Maestro 4250 freeze up/lock up

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 wentto 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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  • needgills Jan 25, 2009

    i have the same problem. not even an hour out of the box and its frozen, tech support is closed on weekends so will have to wait for Monday. Anyone know how to fix it?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have a maestro 4250 that is presently locked, tried to hit menu and it wont do a thing.

  • nineiron9 Mar 21, 2009

    my magellan freezes up on blue process bar pops up tried going to mag site download firmware the computrt does not recognize me

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    my magellen is locked and forgets the passwor what should i do

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I had the same problem . But now ,there is a new update software on the website magellan. I tried it and i were very surprise. hi speed now and don't freeze. I like my gps now.

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Just wondering how can i do the up date for my magellan maestro 4250 gps for free


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I had same problem on 3/28/09.

According to Magellan and other people who have experienced the same problem, this is terminal to the unit. It can be caused by downloading the 08/09 Magellan map upgrade, which can cause the unit to permanently lock up. Magellan is well aware of the problem, and should offer to replace your unit if you have the problem. If you elect to have it repaired, Magellan can download the map upgrade for you in the repair process. Here is a site noting the same problem: http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:pNLjGT-i4-sJ:forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D8958+magellan+4250+gps+stays+on+blue+screen&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Questions for Magellan: 1) why would they sell, in 2009, gps units with old 2007 maps loaded in them, requiring the purchaser to buy a current map, and 2) if there is a problem with downloading the current maps, why is there not an advisement or warning to the installer.

Other than replacing the unit, there appears to be no "fix".

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International Maps for Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS


If I am correct you can put it on the sd card
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Magellan has produced a guide to using the voice control feature which is available on their website. To activate the voice control you say the word "Magellan" while viewing the menu screen or a map screen. Then you can speak one of the many commands available for the unit.

To see the full guide go to: http://www.magellangps.com/products/voice.asp.

Best Regards,
Ken
"Go Ahead. Use Us."

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At least, it's fixed it for me. No idea why this happens, but it's pretty damn annoying. Give it a try.

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