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Error Message on Explorist 500

Did you happen to get a solution to your problem with your Explorist? I am also having the same problem after updating the system.
(unit displays press ENTER to configure NAND........)

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  • darylr Nov 03, 2008

    I have the "UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP! - INITIATING MAP UPLOAD"
    report on my Explorist 500. When plugged in to PC it will recognise the
    SD card but will not recognise the internal memoery. Plugged in to PC
    and switched on it firstly checks media then to the globe screen and
    asks to press "enter".Then asks for language selection which I select
    english and press enter. It then goes to "WARNING!" screen which I
    press enter to agree. It then momentarily goes to the sattelite screen
    and then to USB file transfer screen "Press enter to select different
    USB mode" At this point the E: drive screen appears on the PC screen. I
    have reloaded the basemap but when switched on it still cant find the
    map.What does "Initiating map upload" mean. Where is it uploading from?

    Darylr

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With you 500 turned off press nav + power; then change the numbers 00 in 95 by using the joystick and and then press the joystick itself; accept what proposed.
after turning the gps on again and pressing enter the NAND will be configured and your gps will become in order again. if necessary, in usb file transfer mode, reload the basemap in the directory background maps

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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")

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