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Magellan Maestro 4000 wont recognize my sd card when I install it, and I cant update without the SD card. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Ben Dover May 15, 2010

    what type of update are you trying to install that you need the sd card?

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SOURCE: Update wiped out all maps on my Magellan Maestro 3140

u frmat it how in fat 16 ? or ntsc

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Magellan 4040 download problem

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.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

SOURCE: Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS - File Error / Inaccessible Maps

Call Magellan Factory them TECH will help you fix the problem.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Navigon 5100 SD Card problem

I woulod think the data is corrupted or not in ther format the GPS is expecting. redownload the data to the PC desktop and see how it is organised

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Magellan Corp says that the update is simply

you can download the firmware update HERE then just follow the directions after you install it on your computer...

the Map update can be Bought HERE...its an SD card that will be sent to you
after you purchase it, then you just insert it in the slot hidden under the
piece of black tape on the bottom of the unit.

let me know if you need more help


bill

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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I need the UpGrade for my Magellan Maestro 4040. I need specific Magellan 2008-2009 map update. Magellan has it, but their web-site says it is not available for now, check back later. I have been...


Welcome to FixYa
Dear Sir/Madom,
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..
  • To get Update Click here
  • How to Update Guide[Complete instruction] Here and Save it.
An SD card is required if your GPS has a Firmware version lower than 2.36 To check if you need an SD card, follow the steps below:
  1. Select "user options"
  2. Under user options select "system settings"
  3. Select "next"
  4. Select "Product information". Under product information you will see “Firmware version". If it is less than 2.36, then you need an SD card
To get Manuals and More Click here[Select your Exact Model,My Magellan is-Bottom Right page]..
I hope Now you got an Idea and Ready to Make Update....
Thanks for Using FixYa....

Jul 04, 2010 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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Hi My Magellan Maestro powers up with the Magellan screen and the bar scrolls but thats all it does? Carl Lucas Aberdeen MD


i just replied to a fellow with the same problem and since your problem is same, ill post what i wrote him/her but try a hard reset 1st..turn the gps on then locate the little pin hole on the side, using a paper clip, push reset....if that fails, try the 2.18 update if you havent already.

updates for any magellan can be found HERE
but read below first before getting the update

i cant stress enough that patients is a must here. this update is huge 1.75GB

follow the instructions below whether you have updated your gps already or not!

There are few ways to solve this problem. i assume you installed the 2.18 update for the 3100 and assuming you tried the reset already, try and run the update again and follow the directions to the letter..make sure the battery is fully charged (i also keep mine plugged in if the update doesnt say not to) and do not try and run the update across a network. this update is huge 1.75GB and can take an hour or so depending on the computer..do not interrupt the update process. if you do not have the 2.18 update read me file, i can try and post it here, but its in PDF and dont think i can post that

if all else fails, magellan will fix or replace for free any of there gps that were rendered inoperable due to one of there updates.

either solution will work but magellans going to tell you to run the update again anyway before sending it back.

i gave you the 2 easyest ways to fix it,but
there are other ways to get it running again, but if your not comfortable copying and moving files...youll make it even worst then it is.

hope this helps.
bill

Comments: Jul 19, 2009 - here are a few key points, but read the full update guide before trying the update again.

hope this helps

NOTE: This update is COMPATIBLE ONLY with Windows® XP.
Before Beginning:
Check to make sure you have everything required for updating your unit:
• Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS
• PC running Windows XP
• A Blank SD memory card (16 MB to 2GB)
• USB cable
• Paper clip or similar object (for resetting your unit)
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS IS CRITICAL TO THE UPDATE PROCESS
1) The battery of your Maestro 3100 must be fully charged before beginning the update.
NOTE: It takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge the battery with your vehicle power adapter. Check System Settings to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2) Your Address Book will be erased during the process. Please back up your data to an SD memory card.
a. Insert a blank SD memory card
b. Select User Options
c. Select Backup and Restore
d. Select Yes to confirm
3) Do not connect your Maestro 3100 to your PC until instructed to do so by the Update Wizard.
4) Close all other applications while performing the update.
5) Disconnect all Pocket PC devices from the USB ports on your PC.
6) Insert a blank SD card (16 MB to 2GB) into your Maestro 3100.
7) Perform a hard reset on your Maestro 3100 by pressing a paper clip or similar object into the hole marked reset.
Update Process:
1) Launch the Magellan_Maestro_3100_2_18.exe file.
2) Select Next on the Welcome screen.
3) Turn on your Magellan Maestro and connect the USB cable.

Aug 03, 2009 | Magellan MAESTRO 3100 98083401 GPS Device

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Magellan maestro 3100 frozen on blue screen tried power on and off and reset button still frozen black bar at bottom of scren stays on blue screen


i just replied to a fellow with the same problem and since your problem is same, ill post what i wrote him/her but try a hard reset 1st..turn the gps on then locate the little pin hole on the side, using a paper clip, push reset....if that fails, try the 2.18 update if you havent already.

updates for any magellan can be found HERE
but read below first before getting the update

i cant stress enough that patients is a must here. this update is huge 1.75GB

follow the instructions below whether you have updated your gps already or not!

There are few ways to solve this problem. i assume you installed the 2.18 update for the 3100 and assuming you tried the reset already, try and run the update again and follow the directions to the letter..make sure the battery is fully charged (i also keep mine plugged in if the update doesnt say not to) and do not try and run the update across a network. this update is huge 1.75GB and can take an hour or so depending on the computer..do not interrupt the update process. if you do not have the 2.18 update read me file, i can try and post it here, but its in PDF and dont think i can post that

if all else fails, magellan will fix or replace for free any of there gps that were rendered inoperable due to one of there updates.

either solution will work but magellans going to tell you to run the update again anyway before sending it back.

i gave you the 2 easyest ways to fix it,but
there are other ways to get it running again, but if your not comfortable copying and moving files...youll make it even worst then it is.

hope this helps.
bill

Comments: Jul 19, 2009 - here are a few key points, but read the full update guide before trying the update again.

hope this helps

NOTE: This update is COMPATIBLE ONLY with Windows® XP.
Before Beginning:
Check to make sure you have everything required for updating your unit:
• Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS
• PC running Windows XP
• A Blank SD memory card (16 MB to 2GB)
• USB cable
• Paper clip or similar object (for resetting your unit)
EACH OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS IS CRITICAL TO THE UPDATE PROCESS
1) The battery of your Maestro 3100 must be fully charged before beginning the update.
NOTE: It takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge the battery with your vehicle power adapter. Check System Settings to ensure the battery is fully charged.
2) Your Address Book will be erased during the process. Please back up your data to an SD memory card.
a. Insert a blank SD memory card
b. Select User Options
c. Select Backup and Restore
d. Select Yes to confirm
3) Do not connect your Maestro 3100 to your PC until instructed to do so by the Update Wizard.
4) Close all other applications while performing the update.
5) Disconnect all Pocket PC devices from the USB ports on your PC.
6) Insert a blank SD card (16 MB to 2GB) into your Maestro 3100.
7) Perform a hard reset on your Maestro 3100 by pressing a paper clip or similar object into the hole marked reset.
Update Process:
1) Launch the Magellan_Maestro_3100_2_18.exe file.
2) Select Next on the Welcome screen.
3) Turn on your Magellan Maestro and connect the USB cable.

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Magellan maestro 3100 failed update


go to Tech support at www.magellamgps.com tell them what has transpired and ask for 2.18 Update Recovery Files. This fixed my problem. Took a few email exchanges but I thought the responses were very quick.

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Unable to download firmware update


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!

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Unit will not boot past Magellan splash screen


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.

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Magellan Maestro 3100 stuck on


If you followed the procedure closely, you now have an SD card with your backup on it. The backup consists of two folders: BACKUP, and USBTRANS. Insert the backup SD card in your PC's reader slot and open a "file explorer" aka "Windows Explorer", not to be confused with "Internet Explorer". You will use Windows Explorer to click and drag the USBRANS folder to the Maestro.

With the Maestro 3100 connected to the PC, a couple of Explorer folders will open and you can see the file structure for the GPS in 1, and in the other one a separate file structure for the blank SD card needed for the update. Look at the file structure for the GPS and you should see a handful of folders including "SYS".

  • Start the upgrade program, following the procedures.
  • Click the NEXT button at the bottom of the procedures screen.
  • Immediately copy the backed up USBTRANS folder (and all contents) to the SYS folder on the GPS.
  • The update should now find the Maestro 3100 and proceed with the update.

SUMMARY: copy USBTRANS (it should contain 1 file: UNIT.DAT)
  • from your BACKUP SD card (not the one in the Maestro)
  • to your Maestro 3100's SYS folder.

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u frmat it how in fat 16 ? or ntsc

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Magellan Maestro 4000


hi scott,

i might not understand what your asking, but if vista is listing the tfat and the sd card slot, then it is being recognized...thats what its suppose to do.

with the gps on and booted, once you plug in the usb cord, the hardware wizard should pop up and install it, then youll see it listed as tfat in your computer.

if im missing your ? please post back so i can help you further.



bill
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