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When i try to turn on the gps it asks for you to hit enter to continue but when i press enter it does not do anything and it then shuts down

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Try reloading the firmware, its available on the Magellan website.
You may need some of the back door commands. There is wonderful trouble shooting information at start reading about page 12. If you need to reload the master maps, they are on your MapSend Streets disk. With the laters firmware update I can use a 1GB SD card but I have not been able to get a 2 GB card to work.

Magellan no longer supports this device, so contacting them is a waste of time, they are rude, stupid, and won't tell you anything even if they know it.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009


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