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Can not download GPS POI Camera Alert files to my Magellan 3045LM.

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  • vtfreeiii Apr 04, 2011

    The Magellan Manual does not address my problem. I used this link :http://store.gps-poi-us.com/help_answer.... for Magellan Installation Instructions. The camera alert application came from the gps-poi-us.com website. I followed the Instructions until I got to #10 and their is where I am totally lost. I used Magellan Explorer WinRAR to zip the files. I turned the GPS on, clicked on the urs file and the WinRAR extracted the files to the GPS. I unplugged the gps from the computer, took a ride in my car with the gps on travel to a street with a redlight camera and it did not appear on the gps. The files are on the gps folder but is not recognizing the files.

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  • vtfreeiii Apr 04, 2011

    I used the gps-poi-us.com Magellan download instructions and stopped at #10 because I do not understand the computer language at that point. After downloading the redlight camera files from their site and saving them in Document , my magellan folder and within that folder, a POI folder. I used Magellan Exployer to zip the files, connected the GPS, open the GPS file the files appeared on the Magellan Explorer WinRAR Manager. I disconnected the GPS, went for a ride in my car , road to a street with a relight camera and nothing appeared on the gps. It did not recognize the downloaded POI files. Help.

    Van
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  • vtfreeiii Apr 04, 2011

    Flw1952 responded once to my problem. I am trying to download a traffic light alert file from GPS-POI_US.com. I consulted the Magellan Manual and it did not have information for downloading files except updates. This is the link to the instructionshttp://store.gps-poi-us.com/help_answer.... I own a Magellan model 3045LM GPS.I did download the traffic light poi files to my document folder named "My Magellan" In that folder I created a new folder, POI. placed the zipped traffic light file there ,connected the GPS unit the files were imported to the GPS URS folder by Magellan Explorer winrar. What to do after that I am lost. Again, that was #10 in the Magellan Instructions.

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Hello
Just restore the set to its factory default setting and then try to download GPS POI. To set the device to factory defaults, do the following.

Default System Settings

Restoring All Default System Settings

It is useful to set a GPS position if you are not receiving satellite information quickly due to travelling over 800

km/500 mi with the Magellan RoadMate receiver turned off. Setting the GPS position will allow the Magellan

RoadMate receiver to compute which satellites are available and calculate the position more quickly.

1. From the Main Menu screen, tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap GPS Options.

3. Tap Set GPS Position.
Enter an address as you were selecting a destination.

Backing Up and Restoring Data (not available on the

Magellan RoadMate 2036)

Backup and restore provides a way of storing the address book

and other data on an optional micro SD card inserted in your

Magellan RoadMate receiver.

When the data has been backed up, it can be restored at any time.

Please note that when you restore from backed up data, address

book and other data will be replaced with the restored data. The

Magellan RoadMate receiver cannot append backed up data to

your existing data.

1. Insert a micro SD card in your Magellan RoadMate receiver.

2. From the Main Menu screen, tap the Settings icon.

3. Tap Backup and Restore.

• Tap Backup My Data to save your user data and settings on the inserted micro SD card.

• Tap Restore Saved Data to overwrite your user data and setting with a previous backup available on the

inserted micro SD card.
• Tap Restore All Default Settings to reset all settings to their factory defaults.

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