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Magellan Maestro 3100

We just bought the system and I can't get your disk to bring up anything on my computer. Also, my husband can't get it to take the address he is putting in.

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  • tweetybug Dec 24, 2007

    Hello we just bought a gps 4040 and the cd was cracked it won't work how or where do i go to download this cd.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    I have a Magellan Maestro 3100 and cannot get it to take any address starting with "highway" (i.e.; Highway 11). I have written to Magellan with no response.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    do you have a manual thator instructions that show the operation of the 4040GPS in detail. I



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This one is for suziebeech,make sure your cd drive is a (dvd rom only) drive meaning that it will read dvd only,i had a problem trying to update my unit i put my dvd into the dvdr /rw-rdl- +, and it took a while,then i put it on the second computer that has a dvd rom only drive it read it and popped up fast was able to update the unit so try that.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    dear tweetybug if it as cd that has a manual in it,go on the magellan website register your unit and look for your 4040 and it will give all the info you need,let me know how it goes.



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