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Magellan 320 Trying to update the 320s firmware to 3.15 and somewhere along the line the gps screen locked up showing "software upload mode active" datasend or any program will not recognize it nor will any of the key-pads change anything is locked in this state...Appreciate some help here... E-mail regards...jim

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I have the same problem as you. I was able to contact Magellan on 1800 644 o33. in Western Aus advise me the download on the Magellan site is USA only. I will be sending it to them they may be able to fix problem? Alan

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You can try to update your GPS firmware.
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Magellan® RoadMate® 1200 Software Update Version 1.50/3.12 - Release Notes This update applies to Magellan RoadMate 1200. It includes the following features, fixes, and improvements:

  • Point of interest (POI) Search Improvements reduce POI search times
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The software update version corresponds to your current software version:

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You must follow instructions exactly to avoid corrupting your unit's flash memory.
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