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My magellan maesto 3100 wont power on after i tried the firmware update 2.18

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you have a failed firmware install. If the rollback has not worked and is stuck on the magellan screen, it needs to be send to magellan repair center

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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try to press the reset button on the left side next to the usb port with a small paper clip or toothpick and see what happens and chk on the magellan website to see for firmware update if it is do it and plug in powersupply and the usb and leave it alone and let it reset a few times until it says to unplug from the usb .also make sure it has a flash sd card in it so you do not lose your addresses.let me know what happens.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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Call Magellan Factory them TECH will help you fix the problem.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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go to Tech support at www.magellamgps.com tell them what has transpired and ask for 2.18 Update Recovery Files. This fixed my problem. Took a few email exchanges but I thought the responses were very quick.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Magellan Roadmate 760 map update problem

Just push the antenna firmly back into the base; it pivots on a coax connector.
This is typical when you drop it.
The antenna is removable.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Two exact solutions to this problem. I'm a electrical engineer and have figured Magellan GPS chargers out(sneaky you know what's..)
OK.
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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Like a lot of people, I tried to update my Magellan Maestro 3100 on Windows Vista. It didn't work and my GPS is now unusable... all of the files were deleted. Anyone have the files backed up?


hi superbman

i have the files, but fixya wont let me give them to you (we are not allowed to contact the customers)....but if your computer see your 3100, you wont need them..just run the update again and wait till its done (it takes a while, the update is huge and takes about 30 minutes)...

if it doesnt work, Magellan will repair or replace any of their gps that were render inoperable due to one of their updates..


For US and Canada - by phone

You may ask a technical support question or request a repair and get a Return Authorization (RA) number by phone. An RA number is required prior to shipping your product to Magellan for repair.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/PDT Telephone: 800 707 9971


let me know if you need more help or info

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Nov 09, 2010 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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I tried this but my problem is that my unit wont power on at all i was trying to...


1- Turn off unit.  2- press and hold the bottom right corner of the screen. 3-While still pressing and holding bottom right corner, press and hold power button and continue holding both until a white screen appears with a black dot. 4- follow the on screen directions and your unit will be back to the day you first got it.

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I purchased a Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS 4 years ago and I want to upgrade it. I also have a USB connector cable to download the updates but I don't know the proper procedures. Can you direct me to a...


hi, any and all updates for your 3100 can be found HERE ...if you decide to get the 2.18 firmware (which i recommend) because it adds Alaska, PR and Hawaii maps to your 3100 and fixes some major bugs, but beware, the firmware update for the 3100 is very large and can take up to 45 minutes to install and can NOT be interrupted, if it is, it will render the 3100 inoperable, so follow the directions to the letter.

read the instructions carefully

keep in mind, if your gps dies while updating, it will be not be usable...if the power goes out to the computer in stalling the update, the unit will not be usable.

im not trying to scare you, but i buy these all the time where someone has tried to update their 3100 and either the battery died or they unplugged it before the update was finished ect ect.

its actually very easy but magellan doesn't give enough warnings as to what can go wrong if your gps dies or your computer restarts ect ect ect.


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My magellan-maesto will not change off of system settings & system status


If you hold the power button down for 10 seconds while it is on it will power off completely. Plug in the GPS and allow it to charge completely, then apply the software update from the mfg website following their directions exactly.

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Blue Screen with a black progress bar


i asked yesterday what for error message were you getting, but you havent replied so maybe you missed it. the dos box you are refering to is part of the update process for the 3100. run the update again and be patient, this update is huge and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.do not remove usb cable untill directed to do so then the unit will reboot numerous times to install the update. do not attempt to touch the gps until you see the screen with the time zone. if that fail hopefully you copied the files before you tried to update it. if the update fails again, let me know and ill show you how to restore your 3100

Aug 17, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan 3100 frozen on blue screen with black progress bar


where are you getting that error message, on the pc or the 3100

Aug 05, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan maestro 3100 model suddely stop speaking and how can I add new maps?


make sure you have the latest firmware update by checking the link below and also you can purchase map updates there also.

http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp

Jun 13, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Maesto 3100 touch screen does not work!


There is an online tutorial that shows you how to replace GPS batteries, parts are many times available though www.ebay.com. The repair manual is at : GPS Repair

Apr 05, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Touch Screen


You probably just need to reset it.
Magellan Maestro models- the location of reset button is on the left, right, or bottom side inside a small hole. Use an object to apply pressure to depress the reset button. Also try holding the power button down for up to 10 seconds to power the unit off and again holding the power button down for up to 10 seconds to power the unit on.
You may need to update your firmware. Go to this site
http://www.magellangps.com/support/
select your product family, model, and then press the submit button. Firmware updates are located in the updates/upgrade section.

This should solve the problem. Good luck. If this helps, plz rate it fixa. Thank you kindly.

Feb 07, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan Maestro 3100


have you updated the maps on it? if no try and update the maps also do a firmware check to see if you need an update.

Nov 25, 2008 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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