Question about Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS Receiver

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When i power my unit up i get a message on the screen that says "Unit currently contains not map" and "initializing map upload". This is as far as it goes, nothing more. Thanks.

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  • donovanhouck Nov 19, 2009

    When I try to run the updates I get a message saying "no explorist found" I can't vey the vista driver to open.

  • donovanhouck Nov 19, 2009

    when i try to update the firmware it is telling me "no explorist found" it wants me to put the unit in file transfer mode, but the unit wont power up past the "Unit currently contains not map" and "initializing map upload". so i cant put it in file transfer mode. as far as the vista update from magellan that doesnt have anything to run.

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Hi,
first off how long have you owned the unit and how long have you been having this problem? You may just want to reload the map. Once I have more information I can assist you further.
Thank you,
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Hello, and thank you for using Fixya.. This is a common issue, which can be resolved by a three step process. You will need to download the latest WIndows drivers for the device. Then you will need update it to the lastes firmware ( version 1.89) and then load the newest map pack into the device. If you go to this link, http://www.magellangps.com/support/ And then click on the right where you see the drop down menu for "my magellan is" choose explorist, then choose the model family, either 210 europe or north america.. Then it will show you all the downloads for the device, the windows driver, the firmware update, and the map software. You will need to download and install all three in that order..

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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SOURCE: explorist 300

since the unit doesn't have a base map it needs to be loaded with the base map so send it for a service so that the base map could be added.

Posted on Jan 26, 2007

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Hi do you still have the software that came with the gps as it sounds like their is corrupt data on the gps.
You will need to reinstall all software and load up all the maps that you need.
Let me know how you get on ok

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAPS

You need to load maps into your device.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: The unit at start- up displays this message then

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Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn it on the screen goes to unit

Hello,

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.

Once this is done your Magellan eXplorist 210 GPS Receiver should be back to normal.

Good luck.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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Step 1: Download the firmware update for your Sportrak model from:
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