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My magellan maestro 3100 gps is lost

Hi. I have a Magellan Maestro 3100 gps. It worked fine on a recent trip, and then, suddenly, failed to update its position. It still "thinks" it is somewhere a couple hundred miles from here. All other functions seem to be working normally as far as I can tell. One can still program addresses, calculate routes, etc. The problem is that the GPS just doesn't know where it is. How can I get it to update its position?

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Leigh Ann Kern
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Click this link for more information and here is the update.

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good luck

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Did you changed any settings from the orignal  setting adjusted .

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  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    1. Unzip downloaded file
    2. Use WinRAR to extract the executeable (they will all be in a file)
    3. Create USBTRANS file in SYS folder on unit (or copy the backup that was made on the SD card)
    4. Copy contents of COPY_GROUP 1, 11, 13, 17 to SYS/USBTRANS
    5. Copy contents of COPY_GROUP 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 to MAP
    6. Copy contents of COPY_GROUP 4, 6, 12, 14, 15 to APP
    (NOTE: in order to copy over group 14, you will need to copy the contents of TNShell_Bitmap\Venus2 to the same folder on the unit, that way the folder isn't just replaced)
    7. Copy contents of COPY_GROUP 9 and 10 to SD card
    8. Copy contents of COPY_GROUP 16 to USR
    9. Once copied over, unplug the unit and it should reset itself. Then all should be working

    DON'T FORGET to put in the UNIT_ID.DAT file back in the USBTRANS folder if you haven't already.



  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008

    if the updated thing does not work try this if u have a reset button in your device mostly every GPS has this button


    No need to worry about that this problem arise when the unit is not piciking up the signal.In that situation what you can do is ,you can do a small reset to your unit . In the left hand side bottom corner you can see a small pin hole named as reset .What you have to do is turn on the unit and insert a paper clip in the reset hole and gently push it inside.So the unit will be reseted surely 100% it will show your location...

  • fixyy Nov 17, 2008



    http://www.retrevo.com/support/Magellan-...


    just click on this link for more detailed help with step by step directions.

    thanks.



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did that just happen all of a sudden or did you try and update the 3100 and it failed to boot after that...if you didnt try to update it...turn the 3100 on then use a paper clip to depress the reset on the left side bottom of the gps and let it restart.

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Hi My Magellan Maestro powers up with the Magellan screen and the bar scrolls but thats all it does? Carl Lucas Aberdeen MD


i just replied to a fellow with the same problem and since your problem is same, ill post what i wrote him/her but try a hard reset 1st..turn the gps on then locate the little pin hole on the side, using a paper clip, push reset....if that fails, try the 2.18 update if you havent already.

updates for any magellan can be found HERE
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i cant stress enough that patients is a must here. this update is huge 1.75GB

follow the instructions below whether you have updated your gps already or not!

There are few ways to solve this problem. i assume you installed the 2.18 update for the 3100 and assuming you tried the reset already, try and run the update again and follow the directions to the letter..make sure the battery is fully charged (i also keep mine plugged in if the update doesnt say not to) and do not try and run the update across a network. this update is huge 1.75GB and can take an hour or so depending on the computer..do not interrupt the update process. if you do not have the 2.18 update read me file, i can try and post it here, but its in PDF and dont think i can post that

if all else fails, magellan will fix or replace for free any of there gps that were rendered inoperable due to one of there updates.

either solution will work but magellans going to tell you to run the update again anyway before sending it back.

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Comments: Jul 19, 2009 - here are a few key points, but read the full update guide before trying the update again.

hope this helps

NOTE: This update is COMPATIBLE ONLY with Windows® XP.
Before Beginning:
Check to make sure you have everything required for updating your unit:
• Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS
• PC running Windows XP
• A Blank SD memory card (16 MB to 2GB)
• USB cable
• Paper clip or similar object (for resetting your unit)
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS IS CRITICAL TO THE UPDATE PROCESS
1) The battery of your Maestro 3100 must be fully charged before beginning the update.
NOTE: It takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge the battery with your vehicle power adapter. Check System Settings to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2) Your Address Book will be erased during the process. Please back up your data to an SD memory card.
a. Insert a blank SD memory card
b. Select User Options
c. Select Backup and Restore
d. Select Yes to confirm
3) Do not connect your Maestro 3100 to your PC until instructed to do so by the Update Wizard.
4) Close all other applications while performing the update.
5) Disconnect all Pocket PC devices from the USB ports on your PC.
6) Insert a blank SD card (16 MB to 2GB) into your Maestro 3100.
7) Perform a hard reset on your Maestro 3100 by pressing a paper clip or similar object into the hole marked reset.
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1) Launch the Magellan_Maestro_3100_2_18.exe file.
2) Select Next on the Welcome screen.
3) Turn on your Magellan Maestro and connect the USB cable.

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http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp

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If you followed the procedure closely, you now have an SD card with your backup on it. The backup consists of two folders: BACKUP, and USBTRANS. Insert the backup SD card in your PC's reader slot and open a "file explorer" aka "Windows Explorer", not to be confused with "Internet Explorer". You will use Windows Explorer to click and drag the USBRANS folder to the Maestro.

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