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Froze up magellan maestro 4250

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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  • ltrick Nov 01, 2008

    I was updateing my Magellan 4250, when it suddenly stopped the process and instructed me to unplug the usb. I tried to resart the unit, and it is frozen and won't go past the scroll bar. Any suggestions?

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I think there is reset somewhere on the unit. Look around. Mine has a slide switch to reset. Try everything. It already doesn't work. Can't hurt it anymore than it is.

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