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Explorist 500 after firmware update failure the unit does not power on (stay dead like no battery in it) is there something to do

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Is your device connected to a pc by USB and doesmthe USB pick it up, will it power on while connected by USB

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    Here are some additional features that can be accessed while the unit is off
    - IN + PWR - to full selftest of unit (screen test, keypad test, NMEA test)

    - OUT + PWR - to serial port test

    - ESC + PWR - to burn-in process

    - LIGHT + ENTER + RWR - tp uploading of new firmware

    - NAV + PWR - to call Service Function window (see below)

    - NAV + MENU + PWR - to force power off, equal remove batteries.

    - GOTO + OUT + POWER - clear memory and set all settings as default.



  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    sorry, forget to say to try IN + PWR

    let me know where you are and how you are doing


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My Explorist 210 does not connect with any computer. What can I do.


Hello,
What is happening is your computers are not recognizing your unit. Means you have to update unit via the registered site for updates.
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first Perform a hardware reset to return the minor settings of the GPS to the original condition. Press the small "Reset" button on the side of the unit for several seconds until it powers off and powers back on.

If that doesn't solve the problem, then it means you will have to perform a firmware upgrade to put the GPS back in order.

Download and install the Content Manager software available for free from the Magellan support website. Connect your GPS to your computer with a USB cable, and the software will automatically search for firmware updates for your GPS.

Here is support to copy and paste in your browser for Magellan.

http://support.magellangps.com/support/index.php Thanks Mike


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Before you update your Magellan eXplorist 500 firmware or install a custom basemap, Magellan recommends that you backup all of your GPS data.
Click here to download the firmware update (Version 2.57)
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I solved this problem by gonig to the secret menu by holding the nav + power. I entered the value # 95 in the menu. This will let you format the memory area in the unit then I down loaded the latest firmware update from magellan.com and installed it on the
unit.I had already made a copy of the files on the unit in my hard drive so i copied the files back to my unit so that i did not loose anything important like poi's and geocaches etc...

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Install the firmware again:

Go to: http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp?prodid=1114

Or, if this doesn´t work, go to www.magellangps.com, click on "support", click on "legacy products" (left) and click on "eXplorist 210 Europe" (do NOT click on "eXplorist 210 North America")

On this page click under Updates/Upgrades on "version 2.57", and follow the instructions. You will have to register your GPS, register it under a European country.

After you have installed the firmware you will have the basemap and some new windows on the GPS. Good luck and enjoy!

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The necessary map software is not installed - did you buy the unit with software?

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eXplorist units have also some hidden and service functions. Like, if unit is off, you can to press:

- IN + PWR - to full selftest of unit (screen test, keypad test, NMEA test)
- OUT + PWR - to serial port test
- ESC + PWR - to burn-in process
- LIGHT + ENTER + RWR - tp uploading of new firmware
- NAV + PWR - to call Service Function window (see below)
- NAV + MENU + PWR - to force power off, equal remove batteries.
- GOTO + OUT + POWER - clear memory and set all settings as default.


IN + PWR helped to power up my unit.

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i had the same problem you have to contact magellan and they will tell you it needs to be sent in for repairs and they will send you an email or give you a phone # for the closest repair center to you

check this link for the magellan technical support closest to you https://www.magellangps.com/about/contacts.asp

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