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Magellan Maestro 4250 2008/2009 Map Update will not update my GPS

I bought re-conditioned unit and came with the old version 2007 map. I bought the 2009 map update. I tried to update my GPS as instructed. My computer gave me error message " Fail to read source ". I tried again to update. It gave me another error message " Data transfer failure". Called Magellan support. After three e-mail, they said my DVD CD was corrupt. They could sent me another one DVD CD and all I have to do is sent them shipping cost, $10.00. I received the new DVD CD. I tried to update. It gave me the same Error messages like before.

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I also had problems with a refurbished Magellan 4250. The paperwork inside said to install the 4.85 firmware update which I found would not work with Windows XP Home at least for me. I used my laptop which has Vista Ult 32 bit it updated with no problem that is so far the only solution I used.

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Online at Magellan website you can update your magellan maestro 3100

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SOURCE: how do i open my magellan gps-maestro 4250-to get

there are 4 screws hidden under the little black rubber plugs on the back of the unit...remove those 4 screws, then slip something small and flat (i use my finger nail) around the area where the back and front of the case meet...there are several snaps that hold it together that youll have to break loose to seperate the back and front....slowly seprate then and disconnect the screen ribbon from the main board...
the screen is only held in by little clips on the sides...just gently pull the case away from the screen in those areas and the screen will pop out

let me know if you need further help

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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well this question might have been easier to answer if we knew what maps and what version you have.
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Map data is collected over 12 months Say 2008 it is then compiloed and sent to each GPS manufacturer to compile into the format suiatble for their GPS and the extras it can provide like voice instead of beeps etc.

This can delay it another 6 months So by the time you get it the supplied data may be 18 moths old In the meantime some areas have been added, streets changed or added. So its rare for any maps currently to be up to the minute.

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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: http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:pNLjGT-i4-sJ:forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D8958+magellan+4250+gps+stays+on+blue+screen&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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.

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