Question about Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver
The screen on my Magellan Explorist 300 is black, is there any way to repair or replace?
A black screen, actually purple, means that a firmware upgrade was unsuccessful. You can try to fix it by reloading the firmware, but you are most likely not going to be successful using the USB 'binary'firmware that is available.
There is some 'text' HEX firmware available on the yahoo Explorist user group. To use it though, with your USB cable, you will need to make a small circuit with 1 chip. That site shows how to do it. I am in the process of doing that for an Explorist 400 for a friend. Others have said this is the only to recover such a lost GPS. I'll keep you informed of my success when it happens. I'll probably be sending the circuit/cable I build along to other friends but could possibly fix your for you if you like.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 25, 2013 | Magellan Explorist 710 United States
Jul 14, 2013 | GPS
Mar 11, 2011 | Magellan eXplorist 100 GPS Receiver
Mar 03, 2011 | Magellan eXplorist 100 GPS Receiver
Jan 06, 2011 | Magellan eXplorist XL
Jan 02, 2010 | Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver
Jul 24, 2009 | Magellan eXplorist 400 GPS Receiver
204 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!