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SD and explorist 500

Hi, I have a problem with me GPS. Whenever I put the SD card in the unit will not locked to any satellites. The pointer will wonder and it looks like is getting a good lock but the pointer changes from the arrow to the hourglass. It also shows that you are moving even if you are standing still. I don't get this behavior with the SD card out of the unit. Any ideas? Armando

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Have you tried reloading your SD card with whatever data you have on there? Is it reading the SD card other then the odd behavior? -Daniel

Posted on Jan 17, 2007

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    Daniel daniel Feb 10, 2007

    Make sure that the pins that connect to the SD card aren't shorting anything out. Take the SD card out and make sure all the pins are even and not smashed down into the circuit board. It could be software though, do you have the 5.2.03 software version to reload? If so let me know if you need help with that process.

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Ciao, mandami una email a casa1111@libero.it altrimenti tramite questa via ci mettiamo fino all'anno prossimo. hai messo una basemap europea sulla SD card? nella directory "Backgroud maps"? se hai fatto così avrebbe dovuto sentirtela. Se in ogni caso metti la basemap europea nella directory USBTRANS della SD card dovrebbe caricartela nella memoria interna del GPS (dopo il caricamento non è più presente nella SD card, per cui se devi ripetere l'operazione devi rimettercela).
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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
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http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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