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Magellan is three years old

How do I update the maps on the system?

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Re: magellan is three years old

According to the Magellan website, a new update is due Jan 2006. Well, here we are in Nov 2007, so don't expect a new update ever.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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Re: magellan is three years old

You need to go on the magellan website or google it, then when youget it, connect a usb cable. for more details on buying or how to put it in your magellan go to :

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How do you get up to date maps for navman my55T

Start at the navman website.

I should pre-warn you that they are not very friendly. About 4 years ago I bought my mom a Navman ICN 620, after 6 months I tried to get updates and called and emailed them for about four months finally when they responded they just said they were not updating US maps for any of their previous products. Looks like they are more an international company that sells in limited quantity in the US through Radio Shack stores. I have gone back to their website about 5 times since then to see if any updates were ever added and they never did.

If its an older unit I would replace it Tomtom makes a nice unit and Magellan even has a few units with free traffic updates (depending on area)

I finally just replaced the unit for her this christmas bought her a Magellan roadmate 1470 for $150.

Just FYI most GPS manufacturers want you to pay YEARLY for their map updates and if you skip an update you may have to also pay to do a firmware update. I have a Tomtom go 720 which is 2 years old they wanted $49 for a firmware update and $99 for the map update.

Jan 12, 2010 | GPS Devices

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I have a Magellan Maestro 4040 I just put firmware version 2.62 on. I purchased a 2008/2009 map update today. When I try to load this new map update I get this message, ''The product identifier of the...

The software update version corresponds to your map database version:
  • If you have map database version 27, your software will be updated to v2.62.
  • If you have map database version 31, your software will be updated to v3.61.

Jul 13, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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

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.

Apr 21, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS

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Maestro 4250 frozen after incomplete 2009 map up date

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:

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.

Other than replacing the unit, there appears to be no "fix".

Mar 29, 2009 | Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS

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Loading New Map

I don't know if this is much of a solution, but from what I understand from my extensive research on this product (I bought one online and have been trying to get updated maps), Magellan no longer supports this unit. I looked on their website to confirm, and on the "Scheduled Map Updates" list, the Magellan 300 has no further updates available. Apparently, this has been the case for the last few years.

Sep 27, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 300 GPS Receiver

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Updated maps for Magellan 3225

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Jun 09, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Magellan RoadMate700

I think Magellan makes it so if you don't update your map every year it will freeze up. Mine does the same thing and they told me to buy an update for $99 last year so I did and it worked and then after it started telling me my map was over a year old this year it started freezing up again. I don't want to pay $99 every year to keep this thing working. I wonder if Garman or Tomtom does the same thing.

May 31, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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My 700 gets stuck with the last map

Same problems, you have to update as far as I know and you have to update every year otherwise it will start to freeze up. It's a rip off because it's $99 a year. Does anyone know if the other GPS companies do this?

May 14, 2008 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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RoadMate 700/760 Version 6 update maps are over a year old!!

THE CURE for this problem is NEVER BUY Magellan again!!

After paying over £800 for an early Roadmate 700 (which failed and was replaced by a failed/recon version) then to have problems with software.. now having waited a year to get map update and version 6 firmware I find it doesn't give me Magellan Tools which was promised by Magellan Support.

After several mail queries and important qustions remaining unanswered I am buying a Tomtom Go 720T which will do all the updates automatically via a cradle linked to my PV/Internet.

NEVER EVER AGAIN a damned Magellan - great when it works but it's easier to get blood from a stone than good support from Magellan.

Dec 28, 2007 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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