Follow these steps to fix the “UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP! INITIATING MAP” ERROR.
Step 1: Download the firmware update for your Sportrak model from: Magellan GPS
. Extract the zip file to your desktop.
Step 2: Download the base map file, NA_B101.IMG. This one is hard to find but you might look
on the following yahoo group page for the file: m330 : The Map 330 Club
. Look in their FILES folder for the file called, NA_B101.zip. You may
have to join this group to gain access to this folder. Download the
file and extract it to your desktop.
Step 3: Now that you have the files necessary to fix your unit, follow these step exactly to upload the base map file.
off the unit and connect it to your computer using the Magellan serial
cable. If your computer does not have a serial port you can buy a,
SERIAL to USB adaptor.
- Now simultaneously press and hold that
button the looks like the world and the button with the man on it (GOTO
button). While holding these buttons, press and release the power
button. Two zeros will appear in the middle of the screen like this,
00. Using the central joystick, change the zeros to the number, 98. The
press the enter button once.
- Go to the folder where you
extracted the firmware update you downloaded first and look for the
Magup.exe file and double click it to launch the Thales Navigation
Firmware Uploader. Click NO on the UPLOAD pop up window. Now Click on
EXPERT from the menu bar. The EXPERT SETUP window appears. On the
EXPERT SETUP window choose your GPS model. Then choose the com port
your GPS is connected to. Now check the box next to the word ON under
EXPERT UPLOAD. Then click OK.
- [i]Note: If you
do not know what your serial com port is, here is a way to find out.
Click on START, and then on CONTROL PANEL. In the CONTROL PANEL, scroll
down and double click on SYSTEM. Then click on DEVICE MANAGER. In the
DEVICE MANAGER, look for PORTS (COM & LPT) and click in the +
symbol to the left to expand the category. You should see your serial
listed here and the com port it is on will be listed to next to it.
the Menu bar click on UPLOAD. Click OK on the reminder pop up window.
On the SELECT UPLOAD TYPE window check the box next to BASE MAP ONLY.
The SELECT BASE MAP FILE window appears. In this window Navigate to the
folder on your desktop where the, NA_B101.IMG file is located (you
should have already extracted it here earlier if you are following all
the steps.) Select the NA_B101.IMG file and click OPEN. The window
closes and the UPLOAD FILE window appears. Click on the box next to
UPLOAD and the upload process begins automatically. The process may
take several minutes. Once it is done, restart your unit and you are on
Since you now have downloaded the latest firmware
and your unit is now functioning properly, you might as well update
your firmware if it needs it. Follow the instruction found on the page
where you downloaded the firmware update for your unit in step one.