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Did u fix this problem yet. i had the same thing with mine. Got it fixed finally. I found a basemap which can be uploaded with a 3rd party software. Then youre good to go..

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Need driver for Magellan Sportrak Map for USB Connection to Unit

just click at and you can
get the drives from there or go to google and
write drives. you can get pages where to get the rigth drives for your magellan

Aug 16, 2009 | Magellan SporTrak Map GPS Receiver

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My sportrak Pro shut off while I was doing a firmware update and now does not turn on

To put a Sportrak into Software update mode that doesn't appear to turn on (Most likely due to corrupt firmware).

Hold NAV and MENU and press POWER. This should put your Sportrak into software upload mode. Once your GPS is in software upload mode you can use magup in expert mode to upgrade the firmware.


Apr 15, 2009 | Magellan GPS Devices

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Step 1: Download the firmware update for your Sportrak model from:
Magellan GPS. Extract the zip file to your desktop.

Step 2: Download the base map file, NA_B101.IMG. This one is hard to find but you might look
on the following yahoo group page for the file: m330 : The Map 330 Club . Look in their FILES folder for the file called, You may have to join this group to gain access to this folder. Download the file and extract it to your desktop.

Step 3: Now that you have the files necessary to fix your unit, follow these step exactly to upload the base map file.
  1. Turn off the unit and connect it to your computer using the Magellan serial cable. If your computer does not have a serial port you can buy a, SERIAL to USB adaptor.
  2. Now simultaneously press and hold that button the looks like the world and the button with the man on it (GOTO button). While holding these buttons, press and release the power button. Two zeros will appear in the middle of the screen like this, 00. Using the central joystick, change the zeros to the number, 98. The press the enter button once.
  3. Go to the folder where you extracted the firmware update you downloaded first and look for the Magup.exe file and double click it to launch the Thales Navigation Firmware Uploader. Click NO on the UPLOAD pop up window. Now Click on EXPERT from the menu bar. The EXPERT SETUP window appears. On the EXPERT SETUP window choose your GPS model. Then choose the com port your GPS is connected to. Now check the box next to the word ON under EXPERT UPLOAD. Then click OK.
  4. [i]Note: If you do not know what your serial com port is, here is a way to find out. Click on START, and then on CONTROL PANEL. In the CONTROL PANEL, scroll down and double click on SYSTEM. Then click on DEVICE MANAGER. In the DEVICE MANAGER, look for PORTS (COM & LPT) and click in the + symbol to the left to expand the category. You should see your serial listed here and the com port it is on will be listed to next to it.
  5. On the Menu bar click on UPLOAD. Click OK on the reminder pop up window. On the SELECT UPLOAD TYPE window check the box next to BASE MAP ONLY. The SELECT BASE MAP FILE window appears. In this window Navigate to the folder on your desktop where the, NA_B101.IMG file is located (you should have already extracted it here earlier if you are following all the steps.) Select the NA_B101.IMG file and click OPEN. The window closes and the UPLOAD FILE window appears. Click on the box next to UPLOAD and the upload process begins automatically. The process may take several minutes. Once it is done, restart your unit and you are on your way.
Since you now have downloaded the latest firmware and your unit is now functioning properly, you might as well update your firmware if it needs it. Follow the instruction found on the page where you downloaded the firmware update for your unit in step
Happy navigating!biggrin.gif

Apr 10, 2009 | Magellan SporTrak Map GPS Receiver

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Reciever will not power up

The same thing happened to me. It turns out the USB to serial adapter had issues. Anyway to fix try this. Hold the NAV + Menu and press the power button. Your Sportrak should start up in software upload mode. You can then use the Magup program in expert mode to bring your GPS to life. I had to find a computer with a serial port to fix mine.

Aug 10, 2008 | Magellan SporTrak GPS Receiver

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GPS freezes up

i know how to fix this. I got mine fixed with this 3rd party application "uploadGPSserial". Uploaded a map basemap which i found on the internet then mapsend works fine.

Nov 30, 2007 | Magellan SporTrak Color GPS Receiver

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Problem with gps

i know how to fix this. i fixed mine. Use "uploadGPSserial" to upload a basemap which i found on the internet. then u can connect with mapsend.

Oct 17, 2007 | Magellan SporTrak Map GPS Receiver

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