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Magellan Explorist 500 LE Power

While trying install new battery and charger, unit won't power up anymore. Tried USB cable, AAA battery pack and Li ion battery, still nothing. Does anyone know where diagrams can be found.

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  • lexmac3 Mar 02, 2008

    My explorist 500 is just a wk old it won't power up i downloaded maps turned of magellan when i tried turning it on later nothing Batteries are fine used lighter adaptor still dead?

  • peerkons May 03, 2008

    My eXplorist was 2 weeks old. Bught it in e-Bay as factory refurbisehed. Seems I am having the same problem, but I do not want to believe that GPSr died... this is not fair! There has to be a solution! :S Tried almost everything, but anyway it does not turn on..

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I keep getting low power shutting down even when I have put new batteries in.

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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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Try pressing both the power and backlight keys at the same time. I have no idea why but this worked for me.

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  • frankswd Oct 10, 2010

    My unit wouldn't turn on while on batteries but would on USB cable. I thought it was broken for sure. This trick got my UNIT TO TURUN ON AGAIN!

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Make sure you are using the power button on the right side of the unit and not the backlight setting on the left. I know this sounds silly, but I just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to turn it on. Dah!!

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

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