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My magellan maestro 3100 won't stay powered on

The screen turns black after about 5-10 seconds

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If the battery is fully charged then press the RESET button.

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Magellan maestro 3100 will not hold a charge


this is very common problem with this and many model magellans.

try the car charger.

make sure green light is on the car charger and let it plugged in for awhile, then hold the power button (up to ten seconds) until it starts..if that fails

the following magellan 2000, 2200t, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050 and the 6000 are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your magellan gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port...

you can get it repaired, here
or buy the port here

if you need further help, just let me know.

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Dec 02, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Why does my magellan maestro 3100 turn off immediately after I turn it on?


Hi catscan990 Its probably not charging, but plug it into a known good charger and let it charge for a few hours then see if it starts.

press and hold the power button for upto 10 seconds or untill it starts.

If it starts normally and is still plugged to the charger, go to the main menu/options/power and see if the changing indicator is moving from side to side. If it is not moving,

The following Magellan 800,860,2000,2200t,2500,(crossover) 3000,3050,3100,3140,4000,4040,4050,5310 and the 6000t are known to have faulty dc connectors...if your Magellan
gps is not charging or will not power up, its most likely the dc power port.

You may also have another issue with the screen but you need to find out why its not charging 1st.

You can get it repaired
here
Or buy the port here

Let me know if you need further help!

Bill

Sep 19, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan maestro 3100......will turn on, but then just stays on a warning screen?? Do i need sd card or anything?


make sure its charged good, then turn on your 3100. after it boots up, hold the power button for ten seconds, when it turns off, turn it back on.

that should work, but if it doesnt, hook your usb up to it and your computer and see if the computer can see your 3100. if it can, go HERE and download the 2.18 update and that should fix it.

NOTE: read the directions entirely and do not unplug the unit until the Update wizard instructs you to do so.

either plug it in to the wall charger or make sure the battery is fully charged.

unplugging or losing power while updating will render the unit inoperable!

be patient, this update takes about 30-45 minutes to install..its 1.76GB

if you need further help, let me know by replying to this post.

bill

Sep 09, 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 frozen on blue screen tried power on and off and reset button still frozen black bar at bottom of scren stays on blue screen


i just replied to a fellow with the same problem and since your problem is same, ill post what i wrote him/her but try a hard reset 1st..turn the gps on then locate the little pin hole on the side, using a paper clip, push reset....if that fails, try the 2.18 update if you havent already.

updates for any magellan can be found HERE
but read below first before getting the update

i cant stress enough that patients is a must here. this update is huge 1.75GB

follow the instructions below whether you have updated your gps already or not!

There are few ways to solve this problem. i assume you installed the 2.18 update for the 3100 and assuming you tried the reset already, try and run the update again and follow the directions to the letter..make sure the battery is fully charged (i also keep mine plugged in if the update doesnt say not to) and do not try and run the update across a network. this update is huge 1.75GB and can take an hour or so depending on the computer..do not interrupt the update process. if you do not have the 2.18 update read me file, i can try and post it here, but its in PDF and dont think i can post that

if all else fails, magellan will fix or replace for free any of there gps that were rendered inoperable due to one of there updates.

either solution will work but magellans going to tell you to run the update again anyway before sending it back.

i gave you the 2 easyest ways to fix it,but
there are other ways to get it running again, but if your not comfortable copying and moving files...youll make it even worst then it is.

hope this helps.
bill

Comments: Jul 19, 2009 - here are a few key points, but read the full update guide before trying the update again.

hope this helps

NOTE: This update is COMPATIBLE ONLY with Windows® XP.
Before Beginning:
Check to make sure you have everything required for updating your unit:
• Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS
• PC running Windows XP
• A Blank SD memory card (16 MB to 2GB)
• USB cable
• Paper clip or similar object (for resetting your unit)
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS IS CRITICAL TO THE UPDATE PROCESS
1) The battery of your Maestro 3100 must be fully charged before beginning the update.
NOTE: It takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge the battery with your vehicle power adapter. Check System Settings to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2) Your Address Book will be erased during the process. Please back up your data to an SD memory card.
a. Insert a blank SD memory card
b. Select User Options
c. Select Backup and Restore
d. Select Yes to confirm
3) Do not connect your Maestro 3100 to your PC until instructed to do so by the Update Wizard.
4) Close all other applications while performing the update.
5) Disconnect all Pocket PC devices from the USB ports on your PC.
6) Insert a blank SD card (16 MB to 2GB) into your Maestro 3100.
7) Perform a hard reset on your Maestro 3100 by pressing a paper clip or similar object into the hole marked reset.
Update Process:
1) Launch the Magellan_Maestro_3100_2_18.exe file.
2) Select Next on the Welcome screen.
3) Turn on your Magellan Maestro and connect the USB cable.

Jul 14, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan Maestro 3100 only get logo and black bar


did you hit the reset button in that little hole on the left side of the unit?...press it with a bent straight paper clip wire and it should reset properly

Mar 24, 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 locks


You can try a hard reset. Hold in the reset button (left side of unit, use a pin or toothpick), while turning on the unit. If you don't get the blue Magellan screen, you'll have to try again. If you get a screen with a blue background and a menu, turn it off and try again.
So far, this has fixed:
1. unit won't go on
2. unit reboots when routing
3. unit turns off after a few seconds

At least, it's fixed it for me. No idea why this happens, but it's pretty damn annoying. Give it a try.

Dec 26, 2007 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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