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When I plug my magellan into my vehicle, it automatically thinks that I have it plugged into a usb receiver and won't let me access the maps.....how can i fix this?

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Http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/GPS_Reviews
Here is a link with alot of info.
I do not know your exact model.
If this is no help let me know the model.

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GPS may be USB powered as well ;
Please look into the details in the manual. Please let me know the Brand a model as well;

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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