After attempting to update my Magellan 4040 with the new firmware 2.36 I was told my problem was that I needed to format my new SD card before I could update. I did that and once again attempted to update my 4040 now my Magellan screen has nothing but the Logo and a full black bar across the bottom. When I try to download the firmware I do not get the SD problem anymore but it says MAESTRO 40X0 can not be found. I just don't known what to do next. I have attempted contacting Magellan but they don't even answer their phones let alone answer EMAIL they appear to have gone on vacation.
Try to press the reset button on the left side next to the usb port with a small paper clip or toothpick and see what happens and chk on the magellan website to see for firmware update if it is do it and plug in powersupply and the usb and leave it alone and let it reset a few times until it says to unplug from the usb .also make sure it has a flash sd card in it so you do not lose your addresses.let me know what happens.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
hi mhildavidal go HERE and download the latest firmware for your 4040 and follow the directions very carefully, especially the part where you either need a fully charged battery or have it plugged in to the charger while its updating.
Standing Member of G.O.T. Please Support Our Troops
Welcome to FixYa
You can Update your Firmware Easily.For getting firmware Update you need to Know and to Enter "Magellan Serial Number" in Specified area[Right top] -Then Click Submit Button..
The only free update for your 4040 is the latest firmware or you can call the tech support of Magellan and ask if you can still avail the latest maps for your 4040 don't forget the recepit when you call them, they may ask you to send it to them for verification.
try a hard reset. start the gps and using a paper clip insert it in the little pin hole on the side of your 4040 and take the gps outside in full view of the open sky and let it aquire the satellites, it may take up to 30 minutes it lock on to the satellites. if that fails, follow the link below to update the unit to the latest firmware for the 4040 you must register it on the magellan site before they will let you download anything.
it is not a scam .then why did you bought it ,i did on my magellan maestro 4000 the firmware update and map but this unit does not come with turn by turn like the old roadmate700 which gave the option to turn on or off turn by turn voice.but what can you do that is life. regardless you must go to magellan website and do all the Upgrades and Maps
Magellan Maestro 4040 Voice Upgrade
Magellan Maestro 4040 Voice Upgrade
Welcome. You are about to retrieve an Authorization Code for an unlock code so that you can upgrade your Magellan Maestro 4040.
To purchase an Authorization Code you will need to:
Login to your existing user account, or create a new Magellan user account.
Register your product if you have not already done so.
Have a valid credit card with a billing address in North America or Europe. (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover in North America, Visa or Mastercard in Europe).
NOTE: This upgrade includes a new sound engine with a text-to-speech feature and an expanded vocabulary. This upgrade is non-refundable and non-reversible.
I had the same problem, you need to format the SD card. BUT before you even do that, go under your settings and you'll see your current firmware version. I went through 30 minutes of messing around to find out I had 2.36 already!
try to press the reset button on the left side next to the usb port with a small paper clip or toothpick and see what happens and see if it did is firmware update,if not do it over and the unit plugged in with powersupply and the usb and leave it alone and let it reset a few times until it says to unplug from the usb .for the sd card make sure is a flash sd card.i have a mastreo 4000 with a 2gb sd flashcard and it has no problem.theses units has unlimited amount of any size of gb sd flash card.let me know what happens.