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Peter Pena Posted on Jan 04, 2007

Explorist 300 unit currently contains no maps! initiating map upload...

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Did any software come with your purchase? If so, it's not too hard to load it yourself. let me know. _Daniel

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Since the unit doesn't have a base map it needs to be loaded with the base map so send it for a service so that the base map could be added.

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SOURCE: Unit Map

You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
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Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
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