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How do i get magellans vantagepoint onto a mac laptop  because magellan doesn't support mac yet. they said something about com ports or serial ports or connectity plugins but i dont know how to do any of it. please help

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Problem: My Magellan Triton GPS Does Not Attach the My PC.

Problem: My Magellan Triton GPS Does Not Attach To My PC.

Solution Applies To: Magellan Triton 200 300 400 500 1500 2000 and Windows Operating Systems XP, Vista (32 and 64 byte) and Win7.

Author Note: This is a problem that can happen to any user. This test will confirm that your GPS is not the problem but that the problem lies in the installation of VantagePoint or the Windows Operating System.

Testing Procedure:

The trick is to first make sure that you can attach the GPS to the PC.

This test is simple.
uninstalled the VP and delete the c:magellan drivers directory. Go into c:program filesMagellanVantagePoint and delete the VantagePoint directory and all its subdirectories.

Now do a hard reboot. This is where you completely shut off your computer.

Reinstall VantagePoint 1.94.[You can find this program on my website]

After the installation do another hard reboot. This will set up your registers.

Now look at c:magellan drivers to make sure that the directory has been recreated. Go to VP LITE ICON on the bottom of the screen do a right click and uncheck the Lite start up at boot and QUIT.

Now so another hard reboot.


With VP TURNED OFF and no other Magellan Programs running. Attach the GPS to the PC and turn it on and select under MENU>>VIEW>>SETTINGS .. Connection "Connect to PC". [You may have this choice when you first start the GPS and it is attached to the PC.]

If you CANNOT CONNECT at this point to the PC then you have a corrupt ID software on the internal memory.

If so, return to the unit to the dealer or Magellan, it is defected.

If your unit is out of warranty please visit our Triton Repair Center at


on Dec 08, 2010 | GPS

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How do i set up my magellan explorist gc it won't download to my gps

What are you trying to download? Have you installed VantagePoint ? (
You can't download maps on the eXplorist GC

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Preciso do drive usb para o magellan triton 1500

The drivers for the 1500 are installed when you install VantagePoint. Please install VantagePoint 2.00.

Jan 30, 2011 | Magellan Triton 1500 GPS Receiver

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0140100240712driver para windows 7

The drivers you want are part of the Vantage Point installation. You are looking to make sure that the drivers in C:magellan drivers folder are up to date. Uninstall VP, delete the present c:magellan drivers folder and reinstall VantagePoint Version 1.94 or 2.00. You can find these files on the website

Dec 22, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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0140100240712 drivers para windows 7

The device drivers you are looking for are part of the VantagePoint installation.

Please install VantagePoint 2.00 as it has the drivers.

Dec 22, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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I can't get my magellan triton 400 to be

You will need to send it to the place you bought it from of to an authorised Magellan Dealer, that is because the internal memory is corrupt

Jun 19, 2010 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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My magellan triton 1500 gps units 'blue-screens' my pc using windows 7 os. How can this be rectified?

The BSOD is caused by the wrong Magellan Drivers. Please download and install VantagePoint 1.94 to solve your problem

May 20, 2010 | GPS

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Vantage point does not recognized my gps.

You have a problem with the GPS. It is a problem with the internal memory files. It is too complicated to fix yourself. If the is out of warranty, the Jungle Ghost at has a repair service.

Mar 09, 2009 | Magellan Triton 400 Handheld GPS Receiver

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Reinstalling magellan road 800 on pc with out cd

You can download Magellan MapSend and/or VantagePoint from their website for free and reinstall on your computer:

These will let your computer talk to your GPS again.

If you need to reinstall maps, though, you can't get a new CD for free. You would have to start a customer support case with Magellan and provide proof of purchase.

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