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No map When first powered up there is a message that says "Unit Currently Contains No Map! Initiating Map Upload." Nothing happens. None of the functions work and the only way I can power it down is to remove the batteries.

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem. i managed to get my gps working to the point where i could get it to start but now i cant load the basemap back to the gps. I have been able to transfer it to the SD card that is in the GPS but it wont use that map at all. I have a Explorist 400, was told they are the best in this series, yet not i just want to break it up into pieces as it failed out of the blue!!!!!!!!!

  • DEJOEMON Oct 29, 2008

    WHEN I TURN ON MY MAGELLAN EXPLORIST 210 IT READ "UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP INITIATING MAP UPLOAD" IT WON'T TURN OFF IT JUST STAYS ON THE SCREEN...THANKS

  • tmpinho Dec 17, 2008

    I also have the same problem, I cn´t run the update because it says that there is no space.

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Install the firmware again:

Go to: http://www.magellangps.com/support/product.asp?prodid=1114

Or, if this doesn´t work, go to www.magellangps.com, click on "support", click on "legacy products" (left) and click on "eXplorist 210 Europe" (do NOT click on "eXplorist 210 North America")

On this page click under Updates/Upgrades on "version 2.57", and follow the instructions. You will have to register your GPS, register it under a European country.

After you have installed the firmware you will have the basemap and some new windows on the GPS. Good luck and enjoy!

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