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Map update error problem with Magellan 4250

Trying to download from CD, map update for Magellan 4250, I did the software update some time age to 4.60...When I try downloading, I get 1 of 2 messages...."data transfer failure" or "failed to read source file" ..has anyone had this problem?

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  • nmeidl Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem and I'm pissed that I spend $80 to get this update that does not work

  • gkennon Nov 27, 2008

    I get the "failed to read source file" error message while trying to update my 4250

  • windspark Jan 21, 2009

    I get the same 'failed to read source file" or "data transfer failure" messages. I followed all directions and even tried updating in "safe mode", nothing helps.

  • mmuenks Mar 05, 2009

    I have spent hours on the phone with magellan tech support. They keep insisting on sending me a new dvd. I'm on my third dvd and it's the exact same thing: Failed to read source file. I've used different computers with vista and xp, they all have the same problem. It is magellan's fault and they are NO HELP AT ALL.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    same problem, magellan insists it is my computer. THey sent a new disk...same problem

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I kept getting a "map upgrading process encountered an error" msg until I made more room on my Magellan 5120 by removing things like demo under App folder and French and Spanish under App/Sound folder.

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  • David Aug 01, 2013

    And try a PC with a 32 bit operating system. Magellan does not seem to like 64 bit operating systems.

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I had the same problem until I plugged the usb cable into the back port of my computer. Then it worked. Something about using a higher speed usb port.

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