Warning: Update on Explorist 510 610 710 Firmware Virus
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WARNING: Magellan offers through their VantagePoint program an automatic firmware upgrade for their Explorist 510 – 610 – and 710 units. 

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eXplorist_510_7.27

WE HAVE FOUND THAT THESE RELEASES FROM MAGELLAN HAVE A VIRUS EMBEDDED IN THEM.

THE VIRUS HAS BEEN TIED INTO THE DATE/TIME ELEMENT OF THE GPS.

Some users have assumed that if you reload an older firmware version it will overwrite the bad firmware.  NOT TRUE!! The only way to return your GPS to normal and remove the virus is to REMOVE the bad version and reinstall an authorized new genuine version of the correct latest version for the Explorist which are:

eXplorist 710_7.26
eXplorist 610_7.25
eXplorist 510_7.24

Please be advised that overwriting the Virus Firmware with an old backed up copy can cause a severe problem.

We can repair and disinfect your computer for anyone who downloaded and installed this defective virus.

If you have installed any of these versions.

eXplorist_710_7.29
eXplorist_610_7.28
eXplorist_510_7.27

We are now seeing many complaints from users who have installed these versions.  Apparently MAGELLAN released these bad firmware versions in their VantagePoint automatic updates.

I guess the point is that if Magellan VantagePoint informs you of a new version the user assumes that the firmware is free of viruses, etc.

These releases are now starting to cause loss of the Satellite communications and other problems. 

We have recently discovered that the virus is also tied into the DATE/TIMER of the GPS.

Some users have assumed that if you reload an older firmware version it will overwrite the bad firmware.   THIS IS NOT TRUE!!


The Virus Has Been Identified.

The Virus as it applies to a MPU GPS unit, interfers with the normal operation of the GPS and can be transmitted to your Computer.  

This kind of software usually arrives in the form of an download from a website and contains code illegally injected into a legitimate MPU (GPS), Computer, Smartphone, etc.  In case, it arrived as embedded in the Magellan firmware download. 

What does the virus do?

– Steal hard disk space and memory, slowing down or completing stopping the PC or MPU of the GPS
– Locking up the INDEX of date feature of the MPU’s images
Disrupts Satellite Reception (Cause of the famous NO-FF error or inability for the Explorist X10 to collect Satellite data.)
– Has a Timer mechanism to postpone malicious engagement.
– Corrupting or deleting data
– Compromising the entire system by providing remote access to hackers
– Stealing passwords and other sensible information
– Installing other unwanted software

In conclusion .. WE ADVISE THAT THE PROBLEM BE REPAIRED!!

The only way for us to fix the unit is to reformat the unit, and install the correct Project software.

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION IS FOR YOU TO LET US CLEAN UP YOUR GPS.   In order to eliminate the virus we have to reformat the GPS and completely reload a special version.

Please go to our URL for the correct repair….

TO REPAIR BROKEN MAGELLAN EXPLORIST 510 610 710 GPS NOT RECEIVING SATELLITE DATA  .. the URL is: http://www.jungleghost.com/Explorist/Repair_Not_Receiving_Satellite_Data.htm

REPAIR BROKEN MAGELLAN EXPLORIST 510 610 710 REMOVE VIRUS VERSION 7.27 7.28 7.29 .. the URL is:
http://www.jungleghost.com/Explorist/Repair_Infected_Virus_Versions.htm

Our repair process will still retain your GPS Serial Number so any maps you have will still be accepted by the GPS.  

JG

Repair Battery Corrosion on Magellan Explorist 510 610 710 — New Service
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Jungle Ghost Enterprises
WWW.GELB.COM

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Search and Rescue GPS’s and Maps – “so that others may live”

Jungle Ghost Magellan Triton and Explorist Sales and Technical Support Headquarters
REPAIR CENTER

We Offer 510 610 and 710 Repair Service in North America, South America, Europe and many other countries just send us an email if you have a question.

HAVE THIS PROBLEM .. CORRODED BATTERY CONTACTS?

Visit Our Website at http://www.gelb.com for Details

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The Parts ARE Presently Available .. We Now Accept Orders ..

This Service is offered two ways – OPTION #1 will involve ONLY Returning the Rear Panel for Repair or OPTION #2 as a Do-It_Yourself (DIY) Parts Repair Kit.

Visit Our Website at http://www.gelb.com for Details

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HAVE SERVICE AND REPAIR QUESTIONS?
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HAVE SERVICE AND REPAIR QUESTIONS? 

Joining the ExploristForum.com with get you help!

  Our Forum uses the Google Universal Translator which can accommodate over 100 languages for our Worldwide Visitors.

It is dedicated to Magellan users of the Magellan Explorist X10, Explorist Legacy and Triton Handheld GPS customers Worldwide.  If you haven’t joined please do (Its Free!).

Registering will allow you to POST QUESTIONS to the website.

Here you will find over 1200+ members, who are also Triton GPS and Magellan Legacy Explorist (500 – 600, XL) users.  Our members are eager to assist you with topics ranging from how to choose the best X10 to purchase, problems with the X10 units, glitches and bugs, how to fix them and more. 

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Attention Potential Members Who Are Being Blocked
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In the case when you try to register for membership and are blocked, but feel that it is a mistake, you should find displayed a link at the end of the block notification.

This is provided so that you can request to be added to the membership.  This will allow us to examine your request for membership and act accordingly.

In essence you have another opportunity to become a member.   Our aggressive Anti-Spam software is particularly sensitive to proxy servers.  Hence this special opportunity to enroll software has been added.

I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

JG

New Forum Groups Targeted Specifically for Geocaching Just Added
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Some of our members have guided us to the fact that we have insufficiently addressed the effective use of the X10 Explorist for Geocaching.

They are correct and I offer my apologies.    So I have moved Geocaches to the Front Burner.  You will find a New Forum Topic addressing this sector on the top section of the forum.

Please help by adding in your inputs and making our home more responsive to our fellow members.

JG

 

 

New Header Showing Pictures Taken w/ New Camera in X10’s
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Recently, I just returned from a visit to Canada.    Rather than take my camera, I traveled with new 710 with the new LCD and the new Camera.

I wanted to test some new maps for North America and the new camera. The maps were deadly accurate at 800:1

The pictures were fantastic and much improved from my old X10.  So I took nine of them and made a slideshow for the Header of this website.

You can see the results of the photographs.   The originals photo’s were 1250 pixels wide and I just cropped them to 940 X 200 images to fit the Header.

Judge for yourself how good they are.  I am sure that Magellan would also appreciate your comments.

JG