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Explorist 600 When I press the "in" key it is very intermittent. Could it be a program error or a defective key?

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Re: Explorist 600

Hello, Is this a new unit or one that you have had for a while? I find on my 500 that it takes some time to get used to pushing the button as this button can go sideways as well as straight down. It took me quite some time to get used to it. Try experimenting with different techniques to get it right. If you are having the same problem I was I think you may find a technique that will work for you. Good Luck! Dr. Know

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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My eXplorist 100 will not respond when the 'start' utton is pressed. Is there a 'hard reset' option somewhere on tjhis thing?

  • To perform a hard reset follow these steps

  1. Press "MENU."
  2. Use the arrow stick to highlight "Preferences."
  3. Press "Enter."
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  5. Press "Enter."
Regards, Tony

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  • Try to call the tech support of magellan and advise them that your unit is no longer working. If you still have the receipt and still under warranty then they will fix it for free or if its not they can fix it for free for one time courtesy. And they are also offering a trade in for cheap price.

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Error Message on Explorist 500

With you 500 turned off press nav + power; then change the numbers 00 in 95 by using the joystick and and then press the joystick itself; accept what proposed.
after turning the gps on again and pressing enter the NAND will be configured and your gps will become in order again. if necessary, in usb file transfer mode, reload the basemap in the directory background maps

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Go out side get a good gps signals on nav menu.

Set the gps communications menu to , nmea, 2.1

Plug the device into a good usb port.

If you look under modems, in control panel you should see a new modem called explorist xxx

If you look at the properties for that you can see its com port number.

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Replacement keypad membrane

If you look on magellan website it states they no longer have or support replacement parts for older gps models.
You can find an explorist for parts on ebay.
I own a explorist 100, 400, 500. I believe the key pads are all the same. If you can not find one, I will sell you the pad from the explorist 100 for 30 dollars plus shipping.

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Magellan explorist 600 gps with windows xp

It is more than likely a defective USB cable. I am on my third cable. They don't stand up to the abuse.

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Zoom in and out buttons not working properly

Unfortunately, this is a problem with the keys and their contacts with the circuit board. I have had to return mine a couple of times to get this repaired. If you're out of warranty, they have a trade-up program which is a better deal than repairing the unit.

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Error screen trouble shooting

If you have the USB cable and a dvd/cd that contains the software/maps, then it needs to be loaded. Install the software on your computer. With the unit off, plug it into USB, then turn on unit. run program installed from dvd/cd. you can also try resetting the unit by holding down the Menu and Nav key, hopefully a small box appears and you can use the stiff stick to change the numbers. if this does appear, change the numbers to read 32 then press the stiff stick in (pressing enter). _Daniel

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