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Magellan eXplorist GC will not turn on

I have changed batteries but when I push the power button it does not turn on

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I had the same problem. Was able to fix it as follows:
1. Turn unit off (pull battery if on/off won't respond) 2. Plug unit into PC with USB cable 3. Hold the menu key and the joystick in the "up" position and power unit on. Make sure you H O L D all three buttons as described until unit is fully powered on. 4. This should allow the unit to go into maintenance/disk access mode. Go to the Magellan website and download the newer version of the system (ver 1.4 as of this post). 5. Follow the install directions.
After doing this, my unit came back on just fine. From what I've read, ver 1.0 of the system has some issues.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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What are you trying to download? Have you installed VantagePoint ? (www.magellangps.com/vantagepoint)
You can't download maps on the eXplorist GC

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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SOURCE: My Garmin Explorist GC freezes

Hello,

The Explorist GC is made by Magellan.
You may want to contact Magellan support for assistance.
http://support.magellangps.com/support/index.php?group=default&languageid=1

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

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