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Suspend Mode and Power Off Not Working
November 12, 2011
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Sorry. It is difficult for me to write correctly in English. Use computer translation. I hope you understand me.

More than ten years ago I bought my first Magellan - GPS 4000 XL. Then there were the GPS 315, Triton 500 and now eXplorist 310. The device I am very plume, but there are claims and wishes.

Here's one corresponding to this topic:

In energy saving mode (Active Suspend) Power OFF Timer does not work. Since the Suspend Timer I have always set for a few minutes, then Power OFF becomes useless.

The device is excellent start in a bag or a backpack or I forget to turn it off. As a result, I regularly get a fully discharged battery.

Power OFF Timer should work in Suspend mode.

In the documentation (eXplorist310_UM_EU_EN.pdf) is described Sleep mode. It was very good in the Triton 500 but this is not in the eXplorist 310.

September 6, 2011
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I also read the manual several times. Although it is not completely useless, I find that it is quite incomplete. It does provide a superficial description of many of the features of the unit, but this is often insufficient, at least to someone with my limited understanding. Various features are often named but never described and many of the data fields are never defined.

All too often technical documentation is written by people who may be highly experienced with the subject but who fail to understand the limits of the audience, leaving the ignorant users completely mystified over something that was "obvious" to the writers.

September 4, 2011
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Morel wrote:

Explorist 710 Manual (English)= http://support.magellangps.com.....-001_A.pdf
You can find your specific model from the support pages.

It's a pretty thorough manual. I've read through it about 3 times. Downloaded it and read through it twice before purchasing. But then I'm probably not the ordinary consumer. I read cover to cover on all manuals involving a substantial purchase. Forums are a great place to find a quick answer to what went wrong, and I enjoy being a part of it.

I agree Morel, and I read the manual thoroughly too. I read it a couple of times before I actually decided on the 610. I do see the detail on screen capture in the manual now. On pg 35 it does detail the process and it even says that the unit cannot be powered off before disabling screen capture mode. I was incorrect about the manual, however it was not obvious to me at the time I was trying to power down my unit.

September 4, 2011
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Aw, that takes the fun out of figuring out how things work. :silly:

But I've got user manuals for every GPSr on the market saved on a flash drive.
Plus manuals for everything I own and am planning to buy, cameras, printers, radios, refrigerators, tools, guns, bows & arrows, etc, etc.

It blows people away when I can tell them how to use their Garmins when they think I'm just one of those Magellan owners. B)

It's even funnier when they see how much better or easier the 710 does everything.

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September 4, 2011
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Explorist 710 Manual (English)= http://support.magellangps.com.....-001_A.pdf
You can find your specific model from the support pages.

It's a pretty thorough manual. I've read through it about 3 times. Downloaded it and read through it twice before purchasing. But then I'm probably not the ordinary consumer. I read cover to cover on all manuals involving a substantial purchase. Forums are a great place to find a quick answer to what went wrong, and I enjoy being a part of it.

September 3, 2011
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Thanks Again Jmebd,

I agree. I am not a total neophyte when it comes to GPS, I have owned including the 610 3 Magellan handheld, and two Garmin handheld units.

This unit is actually the best one yet and that is saying a lot when comparing to the Garmin Vista HCx I have used and loved the past 4 years.

I have only had this 610 about 24 hours yet I can tell that Magellan put a lot of effort in the interface design. Perhaps if the manual had been more detailed, I would not have gotten "nervous" about the strange behavior caused by screenshot mode.

If it were not for forums like this, people would be totally at a loss as to a solution. This goes for ALL types of products of any complexity.

So Far, I am very pleased with what I am experiencing, especially the 3" touch screen, and the 4 courners interface. The 24000k map ain't bad either. Looking forward to some customizing in that area though.

September 3, 2011
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You know, that's really my only "real" gripe with Magellan GPSr's. No "good" manual included with the unit. They REALLY have done a great job of making a quality unit and I'm sure a LOT of effort was put into such an awesome software/firmware setup and am so thankful that I purchased from them. Yes, there are a few quirks here and there with updates but that happens with a LOT of electronic equipment whenever you go to making modifications to something that works. Can't please everyone but you can try to make improvements and that's what they continue to do so props to Magellan! I guess I should cut some slack to them about the "GOOD" manual publication as this thing does so dang much. Perhaps a WIKI page would be a good thing to get going (And NO...I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this so PLEASE don't say it was my idea so why don't you start one LOL). But I do believe it the thing should come with a better more comprehensive manual it would probably increase word of mouth advertising for them and more units might be sold. Who knows.

Anyway, glad to have been of assistance. Most of what I know and I'm sure others on here was either learned the hard way or on here just like this so good luck and don't be afraid to experiment with your x610 settings. Only you can make it the way you want it and be happy with it in the end. Thank goodness they aren't like some other BIG corporations like Sony or Microsoft to where they DON'T want you making modifications to their units in ANY way. Gotta take what they give you or face the wrath!

September 3, 2011
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Connect the unit to the computer, on mine it's removable drive E: open that, then open 'Media' then 'ScreenShots' and delete them all.

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September 3, 2011
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thanks! That was exactly the problem. Now I need to figure out how to delete about 100 screen captures!

September 3, 2011
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jmebd wrote:

Your unit "might" be in screen capture mode. That camera shutter sounds whenever you take a snapshot of the screen. Might want to check to see if that mode is set to on under.

Tap screen (4 corner menu pops up), click on bottom left corner, then tool icon in bottom center, then scroll almost to the bottom of all the entries until you find SCREEN Capture and click that one. Check that Screen Capture is set to OFF or you'll never get that thing to shut down right LOL!!!

As far as the suspend settings...you'll tap the screen once to bring up four corner icons then tap bottom left. Then tap on the tools icon bottom center. Then settings entry at the top, then finally power entry (second one down I believe). You set your suspend time there to whatever you like as well as type of batteries you are using (highly recommend you utilize that setting as the battery indicator will be more accurate of a reading that way).
Thanks, that solved the problem, now I have about 100 screen captures to delete! Thanks Again

Hope that helps!!!! If not..sorry, I tried!

September 3, 2011
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jmebd wrote:

Your unit "might" be in screen capture mode. That camera shutter sounds whenever you take a snapshot of the screen. Might want to check to see if that mode is set to on under.

Tap screen (4 corner menu pops up), click on bottom left corner, then tool icon in bottom center, then scroll almost to the bottom of all the entries until you find SCREEN Capture and click that one. Check that Screen Capture is set to OFF or you'll never get that thing to shut down right LOL!!!

As far as the suspend settings...you'll tap the screen once to bring up four corner icons then tap bottom left. Then tap on the tools icon bottom center. Then settings entry at the top, then finally power entry (second one down I believe). You set your suspend time there to whatever you like as well as type of batteries you are using (highly recommend you utilize that setting as the battery indicator will be more accurate of a reading that way).

Hope that helps!!!! If not..sorry, I tried!

+1 on this being the issue. Deactivate screen capture, and it will go back to normal.

September 3, 2011
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Is the unit on when you hit the power button?
Or is it in suspend?
Or is it off?

I almost never use 'suspend' but the only time I get a 'shutter sound' when I don't expect it is when the batteries are very low.
The unit then will always shut down.

Make sure the battery setting is set for the battery type you are using.
And try using new batteries.

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September 3, 2011
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Your unit "might" be in screen capture mode. That camera shutter sounds whenever you take a snapshot of the screen. Might want to check to see if that mode is set to on under.

Tap screen (4 corner menu pops up), click on bottom left corner, then tool icon in bottom center, then scroll almost to the bottom of all the entries until you find SCREEN Capture and click that one. Check that Screen Capture is set to OFF or you'll never get that thing to shut down right LOL!!!

As far as the suspend settings...you'll tap the screen once to bring up four corner icons then tap bottom left. Then tap on the tools icon bottom center. Then settings entry at the top, then finally power entry (second one down I believe). You set your suspend time there to whatever you like as well as type of batteries you are using (highly recommend you utilize that setting as the battery indicator will be more accurate of a reading that way).

Hope that helps!!!! If not..sorry, I tried!

September 3, 2011
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Just received my Explorist 610 today. It worked fine for a while, then the Suspend mode quit working.

I get a "camera shutter" sound every time I hit the power button. i am expecting the Suspend/power off menu to pop up, but this does not happen.

Holding the power button down causes the unit to restart.

I can set the autosuspend timer and it will go into suspend mode. The power button will restore it as expected.

Any suggestions would be helpful before I call MiTac for a return.

Thanks to you all for answering my myriad other questions!

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