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Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS - File Error / Inaccessible Maps

I recently tried updating my Magellan 4040 GPS with the latest firmware update (v2.36). The update utility ran fine, however when I uplugged the USB cable from the GPS, it rebooted, showed the Magellan logo, and then displayed a blue screen stating "!!!File Error!!! Please Cold Boot and Try Again." I tried cold booting and the interface appears normal, but whenever I try to access anything with maps it reports "Map Initialization Status: Please insert SD Card with Maps." I've tried reinstalling the update, with no luck. Would really appreciate your expert advice! Thanks!

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  • heliraptor Aug 25, 2008

    When powering on my Magellan Maestro 4040 I receive a Map Initialization Status: Please insert SD Card with Map message. The thing is I have never used a SD Card with this unit. Is there a way to set this to the factory defaults? It appears the maps are missing or corrupt.

  • toniwalter1 Dec 15, 2008

    I'm having same problem with magellan 3100 cannot reboot, cannot shut off, cannot reset. stuck with blue scrren, red file error msg.

  • ubstar Jan 15, 2009

    I tried updating and had the same problem, finally i had to call tech support and registered myself online, just send accross the unit and they will fix it for you, make sure you are still covered by warranty!
    The other way( i don't suggest this!) if you know how to install Windows CE, you might be able to overcome this problem.


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Call Magellan Factory them TECH will help you fix the problem.

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Before you update, make sure to insert the SD card in GPS. that will fix this.

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For The update you need a sd card

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