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Frozen maestro 4250

Map update 2008/2009 please help to bring it back in order it is frozen at magellan screen and bar is loaded all the way. is i t possible to send a backup to roll back the device or to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Exactly the same problem occurred when I tried to upgrade my 4250. I sent a support request to Magellan. They sent back some suggestion which I tried to no avail. I am awaiting their next response.

  • mikefoo Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2 month old 4040. After downloading the 2.62 update from magellan site, I tried to update according to the simple instructions. The 4040 is now stuck on the welcome sreen with the frozen black loading bar at the bottom. Waiting for Magellan's response.
    Any good experience, solutions?


  • Dsit Nov 28, 2008

    I have a Magellan Maestro 4250 and it is also frozen at the start up bar is all the way loaded but it just won't turn over. I can re-input the software as the computer won't reconize it since it won't start up. Please help someone as their website hasn't answered me yet.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    same prblem man after the update havent even had my 4250 for a week awaiting a response

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    same here just loaded the map update and the damn thing is frozen solid.



    What's the fix?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    i have the same problem. i just spoke with the tech support and they have asked me to send it back for repair. the person on the phone couldn't do anything except a shutdown/restart and reset cycle. typical it bs.

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Yes, it is possible. Please email me the detailed steps you have taken until you got stuck. My email is kazi at hotmail dot com.

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