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I tried to upgrade my Magellan Maestro GPS 4250 with the new firmware that Magellan sent. In the process, I accidentally erased all my data in my 4250 and now inoperable. Please help. Thank you.

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  • gcg4ever Aug 20, 2008

    I have the original DVD that came with the system but it's only an instruction in a PDF format and it also connects you to the Magellan website. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

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Try to reset it follow this:

The reset pin is located on the bottom of the Maestro 4250. Using a paperclip or something similar, press the reset pin for 15 seconds to reboot the GPS.

Hope that helps........

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If you still have the original DVD that came with the device, i think you can use that to upload them maps and other info, but of course this will just be like having the device brand new.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    marlon john madrid Aug 20, 2008

    the dvd i was referring to was the original source of the default maps in your magellan, if it is not available anymore, please try marked's solution, keep us posted for further troubleshooting

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