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Magellan Maestro 4250

I just purchased a Magellan Maestro 4250. I turn it on and it is stuck on the blue screen which shows Magellan in all caps and the loading bar on the bottom. Its stuck on this screen and I cannot get past this screen. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem, please?

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  • scottyV Jun 27, 2008

    Same problem here.On startup the Magellan logo comes on, the progress bar shoots from left to right and it just stays there.

  • deperu Dec 07, 2008

    Exactly the same, BUT just happen after trying to update 2008/2009 Maps, I should have not bought the update, no I am stuck with no GPS and on hold with Magellan Support for 37 minutes
    On startup the Magellan logo comes on, the progress bar shoots from left to right and it just stays there.





  • Dave_MICH Jan 17, 2009

    Had the same problem with a Maestro 3210. I bought the map up date, ran it per the instructions and it wrecked the unit. I have not tried magellan phone support yet. There also seems to be some type of way to get a return number on the web, but that does not work either.

  • ant_fondeur Mar 10, 2009

    i have the same problem !! the loading bar from left to right ...and stay there ..in blue screen !! :-(((

    how i can fix that !! i try before to reset the gps but nothing !!

  • a gps guy Apr 08, 2009

    >The same problem I got now when I accidentally erased all my >data trying to upgrade to new firmware sent by Magellan. I think >we all need to restore back the data. ANYONE could spare a >backup data for Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS please? Thanks

    I called the support team at Magellan they told me to re-install the firm ware.... And just how am I to do that, the GPS shows me a blue screen with the MAGELLAN screen.. My computer has no idea the GPS is connected... so how can I load firmware into the GPS Oh DUH...!

    I called the support team at Magellan

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Magellan device was working when we first got it but now it wont move past the first screen with the download status

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No a practical solution, but at least you will get your device repair, after being on hold for 40 minutes I spoke to a very nice rep, unfortunately evethough she didn't admit it, it seems a software problem with the new 2008/2009 map update, in other words no way to fix it, you need to send it for repair, make sure you tell them to update the device with the new 2008/2009 Maps, if not you will have the same problem later on, Good Luck

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This is a problem that been for a whail.
My recomendation is to try to returne your
Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS to the store you purches the item if is not accepted call to consumer report in your area n repor it then you will find out that youwill receive either a good answer or your mony back.
I hope you the best

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My Maestro 4250 also freezes on the blue Magellan screen with
progress bar, but if I press the reset bar and power button at the same time I get a Boot Loader Menu screen, but nothing happens it just sits there.

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Blue screen problem with a Maestro 3210. I bought the map up date, ran it per the instructions and it wrecked the unit. I have not tried magellan phone support yet. There also seems to be some type of way to get a return number on the web, but that does not work either.

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I just called Magellan.....1-800-707-9971. I got my 4250 for Christmas 2007 and never did register it. We did that over the phone and then he gave me a repair order and an address to send the unit to them. It will be fixed under warranty.....my only cost is the UPS or FED EX shipping. He said I will have it back in 7 to 10 days. OUTSTANDING service.
Mine was stuck on the blue screen.......and the pin reset did nothing.
SO......best of luck to you all......and I highly suggest calling Magellan.
Judy in Arizona

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The same problem I got now when I accidentally erased all my data trying to upgrade to new firmware sent by Magellan. I think we all need to restore back the data. ANYONE could spare a backup data for Magellan Maestro 4250 GPS please? Thanks.

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Hey people Stop hacking your **** it wont happen have you thought about that? Magellan is not windows 7 its more like MAC

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There is a RESET button on the bottom of the unit on the left side

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