Magellan 4000

Discussion in 'Magellan' started by delliss@insightbb.com, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Guest

    I need the software to the Magellan 4000... My daughter just recieved
    this for a graduation present and I accidentally deleted the software
    thinking it was the SD card I had deleted..... can any one help me
    out?

    Thank you
     
    , Jul 17, 2008
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  2. Who Me? Guest

    <> wrote

    >I accidentally deleted the software
    > thinking it was the SD card I had deleted..... can any one help me
    > out?
    >


    After upgrading to a newer model, I wondered why they stopped showing the SD
    card through the GPS when connected to a computer. Maybe mistakes like
    yours partly explains the change of operation. On the 4250, you must load
    the SD card with an external card reader.

    So, on to your problem. The sad story probably is: You're screwed.

    One of the things you deleted is the operating system driver that allows the
    GPS to communicate with it's USB port. Without that communication link, you
    can't put anything back into it, even if you had a copy of all the files.

    The GPS is just a little computer running Windows CE. Imagine for a minute
    trying to reload Windows to your desktop computer, to a blank hard drive, if
    your only way "in" was through a serial port. Hint: you can't do it.

    Now, when you connect it to your computer, does it still show up as a
    removable drive?
    If not, your only recourse is to call Magellan for warranty service.
    It was "dead out of the box", wasn't it ??

    Of course you could try to find out where it was purchased and see if there
    is a "gift receipt" but then you would probably have to admit to your
    ........ mistake.

    Good luck.
    And the moral of the story is.................??? ;-)
     
    Who Me?, Jul 17, 2008
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  3. Guest

    On Jul 16, 9:16 pm, "Who Me?" <> wrote:
    > <> wrote
    >
    > >I accidentally deleted the software
    > > thinking it was the SD card I had deleted..... can any one help me
    > > out?

    >
    > After upgrading to a newer model, I wondered why they stopped showing theSD
    > card through the GPS when connected to a computer.  Maybe mistakes like
    > yours partly explains the change of operation.  On the 4250, you must load
    > the SD card with an external card reader.
    >
    > So, on to your problem.  The sad story probably is: You're screwed.
    >
    > One of the things you deleted is the operating system driver that allows the
    > GPS to communicate with it's USB port.  Without that communication link, you
    > can't put anything back into it, even if you had a copy of all the files.
    >
    > The GPS is just a little computer running Windows CE.  Imagine for a minute
    > trying to reload Windows to your desktop computer, to a blank hard drive,if
    > your only way "in" was through a serial port.  Hint: you can't do it.
    >
    > Now, when you connect it to your computer, does it still show up as a
    > removable drive?
    > If not, your only recourse is to call Magellan for warranty service.
    > It was "dead out of the box", wasn't it ??
    >
    > Of course you could try to find out where it was purchased and see if there
    > is a "gift receipt" but then you would probably have to admit to your
    > ....... mistake.
    >
    > Good luck.
    > And the moral of the story is.................???  ;-)


    Thanks for the reply... I will most likely need to send it back - but
    I do see the 4000 as a removable drive... I have another 4000 that I
    copied all of the software from. It now works but it askes for the map
    info on the SD card - I have tried many variables both on the HDD and
    SD cards but still cant make it funtional with the map... any more
    ideas?

    Thanks again for the reply....
     
    , Jul 20, 2008
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  4. Who Me? Guest

    <> wrote

    >I have tried many variables both on the HDD and
    >SD cards but still cant make it funtional with the map... any more
    >ideas?


    The map info. file resides on the main unit, not the SD card, for all of the
    Maestro series.
    I didn't think the files were coded or serialized to prevent copying but
    maybe they ARE.
    Your experience would tend to indicate that they are somehow protected.

    The moral of the story is, of course, when dealing with anything with
    software on it, make a backup copy of ALL the files when it is new and after
    each successful upgrade.........before tinkering around with any files. ;-)

    If you want to take one more shot at fixing it yourself or just to get more
    info. have a look here:
    http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=77
    Look for other folks who have made similar mistakes with other Maestro
    models.
    Some have made a successful recovery but not many.
     
    Who Me?, Jul 20, 2008
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