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Error screen trouble shooting

When I turn on my GPS unit it says "UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP! INITIATING MAP UPLOAD" I can't turn the unit on or access any other screen. How do i get past this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Hello, I have the same issue, but I am not sure the solution you provided in for a Explorist 200. This model has no PC interface (see http://gpstracklog.typepad.com/gps_track...). I tried holding the NAV/MENU keys but nothing happens. I contacted the Magellan support and they suggested to contact a 'trade-in' company since my unit is not under warranty. The trade up cost is about the same as buying a new unit with more features. So I guess I am better off to throuw this thing out?? Seems amazing to me... what a waste.


  • tr9r7spw2 Dec 07, 2007

    When I turn on my GPS unit it says "UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP! INITIATING MAP UPLOAD" I can't turn the unit on or access any other screen. How do i get past this?

  • cybersherrie Jan 06, 2008

    it worked fine the other day, now says has no maps.

    I don't have the foggiest clue how to upload a map back into it.

    please help

  • ttrb1946 May 11, 2010

    dan where can i get map cd for explorist 210

    ttrb1946@landolls .com

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If you have the USB cable and a dvd/cd that contains the software/maps, then it needs to be loaded. Install the software on your computer. With the unit off, plug it into USB, then turn on unit. run program installed from dvd/cd. you can also try resetting the unit by holding down the Menu and Nav key, hopefully a small box appears and you can use the stiff stick to change the numbers. if this does appear, change the numbers to read 32 then press the stiff stick in (pressing enter). _Daniel

Posted on May 05, 2007

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    Daniel daniel May 05, 2007

    If this doesn't work, you'll need to send it to Magellan's repair facility in Ft. Worth to get the maps installed.

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