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Stuck on USB display screen

I plugged a standard USB cable into the GPS and to my laptop to see if I could access the info on the GPS (this is without a software application). The display came up on tGPS saying- USB connection made, follow instructions in software. Well there is no software, and the computer wanted me to Format F: drive. I exited. But now GPS device is stuck on the USB display screen and I cant use it. Help!

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  • jamcelt May 14, 2008

    The solution is to simply unplug any devices or cables from the GPS unit. Then Power Off the unit, wait a few minutes, and Power the GPS unit back on with nothing lugged into it, including any Power cords.

    This then resets the GPS's USB port to not see anything or be looking for anything and the Unit functions normally again.

  • magellan mad Mar 21, 2009

    Magellan Maestro 4250: when plugging in external power cord not to computer but to car power a white screen comes up stating unit is conneted to USB please proceed with updating software instructions on your pc.

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U WON'T BE ABLE TO DO IT. U NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE FIRST AND THEN FORMAT F: DRIVE. .

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • ADNAN YASIN May 14, 2008

    MY SOLUTION THAT I PROVIDED IS FOR WHAT U HAVE STATED ABOVE "i plugged a standard USB cable into the GPS and to my laptop to see if I could access the info on the GPS (this is without a software application)." BUT IF THE PROBLEM WITH THE GPS U CAN ACTUALLY SOFT REST THE UNIT BY PRESSING THE REST BUTTON, OR POSSIBLY U CAN HARD RESET THE UNIT BY HOLDING THE POWER KEY AND THE THEN THE RESET BUTTON.

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