Question about Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS Receiver
This unit is 2 years old, have had no problems with it. Worked great. Was plugged into car charger. Had functioned fine for two hours. Shut car off for two hours and blank screen when next tried to initiate. Nothing I have tried will get the unit to turn back on.
Cannot find link to Magellan repair.
SOURCE: Magellan Maestro 3100
Bin it - get a Tomtom.. my Roadamte 700 has had so many problems and Magellan support just don't care/respond.
Am getting a Tomtom 720T with maps and cameras preloaded - updates automatically each time you place it on its cradle attached to your PC/internet.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
SOURCE: Magellan Maestro 3100 stuck on
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.
With the Maestro 3100 connected to the PC, a couple of Explorer folders will open and you can see the file structure for the GPS in 1, and in the other one a separate file structure for the blank SD card needed for the update. Look at the file structure for the GPS and you should see a handful of folders including "SYS".
SUMMARY: copy USBTRANS (it should contain 1 file: UNIT.DAT)
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
SOURCE: Magellan Maestro 3140 blanks out
There seems to be issues with magellan batterys, being subjected to the cold has also been proven to effect the battery life, magellan offers a 1 year service on all units. I hope this has answered your question.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
Two exact solutions to this problem. I'm a electrical engineer and have figured Magellan GPS chargers out(sneaky you know what's..)
1) Mini USB ports wear out. They do have spring loaded gold connections, but over time, dirt gets in there and causes a loss of connectivity, so take care of them and try and clean them if they need it.
2.) Magellan GPS auto chargers are not standard chargers. They use what's called a USB 2.0 Mini-B "TYPE-A" plug. The "type-A" is important. There are 5 little pins inside that mini connector. 1:Power, 2:Data -, 3:Data +, 4:Ground, and 5:Ground. That #4 ground is important(that's what makes their charge cable unique). A regular Mini-B USB cable (like the one you connect to your computer) does not have pin-4 (ground) connected. It's left floating in plastic. So you can spend your hard earned money (like I did) and buy a bunch of USB cables trying to find one to work, but it has to be USB 2.0 mini-B TYPE-A..don't forget. Also, the Magellan charger pushes 5.2 V at a short circuit current of 1.9 Amps. That's a lot of power. Standard chargers push about 500mA to 900mA of current. The higher the current, the faster the charge. But the main trick that Magellan uses is the damn TYPE-A cables. If you don't use type A. You'll get that message "you have connected to a USB..yada..yada...yada.." , bunch of milkylickers over there at Magellan.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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