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Magellan 400 explorer when turned on go's to auto shut down mode . its bran new.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem, it wants to shut off everytime i turn it on. the only way to get it to come back on is to take the batteries out and reboot. I don't want to have to do this everytime.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Whenever I try to shut down it never shuts down quite right. Then when want to use it, the unit is always locked on the shut down screen. I can never get out of this page unless I completely reset it by taking the batteries out. Very annoying.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I also have this problem. This device is proving to be very frustrating. I think I'll bring it back to Walmart.



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Bad news. This is a motherboard component failure. Return it to the manufacturer or visit .. they are selling Heavily Discounted Triton GPS units.

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When i turn on mt magellan triton 400 the first screen comes on and that is all and ii cant turn it off

Definitely an internal memory error. The unit has to be reflashed. If under warranty go to Magellan.

Jan 09, 2011 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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When i start my unit then it freeze and i have to take the batteris out to shut down

Sorry but you have somehow corrupted the software in the internal system. Solution: Seek a repair center like the Jungle Ghost at

If the unit is in warranty .. return to Magellan

Oct 03, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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When unit is on and goes into standby or screensaver mode, you have to turn it for to get screen again.

This is a new one for me and we have fixed hundreds of Triton 400 units. The most likely culprit is corrupt software in the internal memory. Seek a repair center like the Jungle Ghost at If the unit is in warranty .. return it to Magellan

Sep 17, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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When turned on the triton 400 gps will read; internal error.... your triton has encountered an unexpected error and must shut down....please wait while your data is saved.

This problem is caused by a corrupted software file on the internal memory. The chip has to be reflashed. If under warranty return the unit to Magellan.

Jun 19, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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Triton 400 will not load maps.

OK .. you could have many possible causes. The most likely is that the magellan drivers are not installed on your computer. If you installed Vantage Point you will find them under the c:\magellan drivers folder.

Now without Vantage Point being on just connect the GPS to the computer and turn it on. Then open up the device manager on your computer and you will see a PORT COM(number). Click on the properties and see if the device driver is enabled and working.

If it is not.. then uninstall the present driver and reinstall from your computer by pointing to the c:\magellan drivers folder.


Sep 21, 2009 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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I have a Magellan Triton 400 and it stays on for about one minute

Jaime, What happened here is that somehow you copied files from a firmware upgrade that was different than the upgrade you have on the machine originally and these mixed up files are causing the INTERNAL ERROR.

Unless your are a software expert you will not be able to recover your GPS. There are some solutions which recommend that you turn the unit into the development mode and then copy the firmware version to the GPS. But people who recommend this method also warn you that you could turn your unit into a "BRICK".

So either return the unit to Magellan for an exchange or go to your browser and look up the jungle ghost repair center.


Aug 14, 2009 | Magellan Triton 500 Handheld GPS Receiver

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I want drivers for the megellan explorist 400.Please! resent this software to me quickly.

Thank for that!

Sep 12, 2008 | Magellan eXplorist 400 GPS Receiver

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Faulty selector switch or control card. There is the possibility of a faulty moisture sensor. Can you operate the machine in manual mode ?

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