I had the same problem caused by reformatting the internal memory and this is what I did which worked for me:
Make sure you remove any SD memory cards before trying this fix.
First: find the base maps (NA_BSMAP.mgi and NA_BSMAP.nlt)maps which are located in your computer in the Magellan Roadmate Manager (C:\ProgramFiles\Magellan\Magellan RoadMate Manager NA\Map\Basemaps)
Second: Connect your Roadmate with the USB cable to your computer.
Third: Plug in USB and power up your GPS. Cut and paste the two files mentioned above to your GPS (Devices with Removable Storage (example E:/). They are approximately 25 MB in size and will take a few minutes to copy.
Fourth: Unplug the USB cable and shut power off to the GPS.
Fifth: Power up the GPS and it should find the "base maps".
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When available, map updates can be purchased from the Magellan website. For the latest map update please visit our software page by Clicking Here
2010 Spring Map Update has been released. Please refer to the map's product page for unit compatibility and installation instructions. You may need to install Magellan's Content Manager on your PC in order to download the latest maps for your unit. To install the Content Manager please click here
*For specific map update installation instructions please see the installation instructions included with your map update version.
When available, map updates can be purchased from the Magellan website.
For the latest map update please visit our software page by Clicking Here
2010 Spring Map Update has been released. Please refer to the map's
product page for unit compatibility and installation instructions. You
may need to install Magellan's Content Manager on your PC in order to
download the latest maps for your unit. To install the Content Manager
please click here
*For specific map update installation instructions please see the
installation instructions included with your map update version.
i fix these and many other magellan
gps daily so when considering
my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.
assuming your car charger is working (the little green light is on) and
your magellan still wont start up after holding the power button while
plugged in for up to ten seconds and still does not start..read below
is actually a very common problem with these magellan power
ports...they are poor quality from the factory and always and i mean
always fail..the new ports that you find on ebay are 100% better then
the factory port.
if your able to replace that power port
yourself, you can get one HERE, if not, ask the fellow that
sells them for help.
due to some dubious "experts" on fixya, im
not permitted to help you directly, but please follow the link above to
get further help.
You can go to Magellan's website but I can assure you there are no map updates for free. Try resetting the unit. Turn it on and find the tiny hole marked reset - -then push and hold a paperclip in the hole until it resets. Try this 3 times if you want to clear it out and start with the maps it came with.
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Hi - I have the same model GPS but I've been unable to locate a copy of the CDs and I'd love to get a copy of them - would that be possible? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
As far as re-installing he maps, here's what I've found. I think this might help: Locate
the files that are loaded on the computer.Magellan Roadmate Manager
example: C:\Program Files\Magellan\Magellan RoadMate Manager
NA\Map\Basemaps Copy all files. Make sure your Roadmate is connected
and click on Example E:/Removable Disk and paste them with other files.
It takes a few seconds to 1 minute to transfer the 25.5 mb file so
don't unplug it until it is finished.