20 Most Recent Magellan Triton 500 Handheld GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


Good afternoon.
I also have 2 promark 3 receivers and at this point nothing could be predicted, one of them does not start, the screen turns on the light, but nothing appears on the screen.
Is there someone here who can help?
Thank you

Magellan Triton... | Answered on May 01, 2019


Triton 500 are junk. I finally just replaced it with a Garmen. They refer to them as "Red Bricks". Contact www.jungleghost.com he repaired my once but it still had issues. His service is great, and will allow you to re-install the operating system. I just got sick of fixing it as it let me down in the field too many time and it got harder and harder to turn on. Sorry for the bad news.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Apr 01, 2014


We just uploaded a TIP on how to do this in fixya.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011


You need to reset the magellan triton 500, then it will fully come on and stay on. To reset this type of magellan. What you have to do is to take out the battery and reinstall it back in. That should do the job for you, and if that does not solve the problem, then you have to back up the maps on a computer then format the triton then restore the software and maps back on it. Now am assuring you that will do the job.
Hope this information helped you.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011


This screen is called the "Development Screen". It appears when the internal files on the GPS are corrupt. The unit needs to be reflashed because you have corrupted file(s) onthe internal memory of the unit.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


The 500 must be connected to VantagePoint to receive maps. The 500 does not accept downloads any other way.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


Vantage Point and your computer are expecting to see a internal files the sends the ID of the unit. This file must be missing. The unit needs to be reflashed.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


there is a Magellan support group on Land Surveyors United which should provide some solutions with your problems with touch screen on Promark3 http://landsurveyorsunited.com/group/magellansupportgroup

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010


Do a MENU>>VIEW>>SETTINGS and us the down arrow to scroll to the hidden menu name date and time.

Press the PAGE/GOTO button and when you find the odometer screen .. press the enter button and choose the RESET option. This assumes that you have installed the latest version of the firmware.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010


In the USA you would set: Lat/Long as Deg.min.sec or UTM .. Compass at True North and Datum at WGS84. This assumes that your maps were constructed at datum WGS84 which is current standard.

Magellan Triton... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010

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