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Magellan 300 The unit turns on shows Curser (Vehicle) but no map appears

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You are probably in an area that has new roads and the information is not in your GPS memory, and some updates may not even have it yet.

Posted on Jun 01, 2007

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How can I switch from U.S. to Canada on my Magellan 300 GPS?

You must have the maps for Canada. Many units come with these maps, but some don't. Try entering a Canadian address to see if it comes up with it. If you don't have the maps on disk, or something else happens, call Magellan at 800 707 9971 .

May 01, 2011 | Magellan GPS Devices

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I have a Magellan 315 gps that is appoximately 10 yrs. old. Does it have an internal battery that needs to be replaced?

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Yes these units have an internal ten year lithium battery. I am currently researching this issue, as I have two dead and one working 300series GPSs. When the internal battery dies and the regular batteries are removed or die the unit will loose all user data (way points and routes), as well as the satellite map and initialization. After dieing the unit will appear to function normally but fail to lock on, track or get a fix. Only showing the coordinates from the initialization. These units also have an internal capacitor that provides sufficient power to hold the memory during quick battery changes, but not over night. I have as yet found a working solution, but only researching this for a few days.

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Nov 19, 2010 | Magellan GPS 300 GPS Receiver

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SD Card for magellan 300,Can I use any card on it? I've just got it as a gift without the card. Is there any website where to buy it?

The Magellan Roadmate 300 and 300R both require preloaded map data to be supplied from an SD card. You can't just pop any card into the slot and get it working. It requires a card of 2GB or less loaded with Magellan mapping software. Magellan provides nationwide maps and regional maps. The 300R was a regional unit while the 300 included a national basemap.

If you have a model 300, you can still use the highway basemap to get routing from city to city but you will not have detailed address routing at the residential street level unless you insert an SD card with Magellan software. If you have a 300R model, the unit will be useless without the Magellan software on an SD card.

Magellan doesn't seem to offer much software support for this unit any more and the maps are difficult to find.

Dec 04, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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When I power up the roadmate 300 says there are not maps....the drive shows that they are there ? when I connected to computer with disk asked for authorization code.....would not let me enter one...called...

Unfortunately the authorization code comes from Magellan so there is no way for us as end users to bypass it. I would call back to Magellan and ask to speak to a supervisor or manager. Someone there has to be able to provide the authorization codes, tell them you have a very popular blog and plan to let everyone know just how horrible Magellan's customer service is unless they help you. It is ridiculous that they would be holding you hostage essentially like this. I wish I could provide you with the authorization codes but unfortunately it is tied to the unique identifier from your magellan unit, and the serial number of the map software, both things that Magellan can easily check, and then provide you with the code.

I would keep calling until someone gives it to you, that is simply not acceptable.

So sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but noone on here will be able to give you those codes, it is a manufacturer dependent thing.

Good luck, sometimes it just takes a little persistence, and like I said, make sure you are talking with at least a level one supervisor.

Jul 11, 2009 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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Maestro 4250 frozen after incomplete 2009 map up date

I had same problem on 3/28/09.

According to Magellan and other people who have experienced the same problem, this is terminal to the unit. It can be caused by downloading the 08/09 Magellan map upgrade, which can cause the unit to permanently lock up. Magellan is well aware of the problem, and should offer to replace your unit if you have the problem. If you elect to have it repaired, Magellan can download the map upgrade for you in the repair process. Here is a site noting the same problem:

Questions for Magellan: 1) why would they sell, in 2009, gps units with old 2007 maps loaded in them, requiring the purchaser to buy a current map, and 2) if there is a problem with downloading the current maps, why is there not an advisement or warning to the installer.

Other than replacing the unit, there appears to be no "fix".

Mar 29, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS

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Loading New Map

I don't know if this is much of a solution, but from what I understand from my extensive research on this product (I bought one online and have been trying to get updated maps), Magellan no longer supports this unit. I looked on their website to confirm, and on the "Scheduled Map Updates" list, the Magellan 300 has no further updates available. Apparently, this has been the case for the last few years.

Sep 27, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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Magellan 300 installation cd

I think you may have just created a very expensive paperweight. From what I have gleened from the internet (and the Magellan website), this unit is no longer supported so trying to find replacement maps will be nigh impossible.

Sep 10, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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Map probem

my map on my gps road mate 300 is ereased by my son and now when i try to find or to travel it says no map . Is there any means to reinstal the map? thank you

Aug 13, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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Explorist 300

since the unit doesn't have a base map it needs to be loaded with the base map so send it for a service so that the base map could be added.

Jan 04, 2007 | Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Receiver

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