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New GC won't boot
June 16, 2011
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That's what I was afraid of... 🙁

June 16, 2011
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I don't see anything, you could do, but returning the device. 🙁

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June 16, 2011
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Hello everyone. Sorry if this has been posted before. I just bought an eXplorist GC. Took it out of the box, put the batteries in and powered it on. The "Magellan" logo came on and it hung there. For hours. Overnight even. Never progressed past that. It was right next to a window so if it was looking for sats it should have not had a problem. I'm hoping to use the GPS this weekend on a family trip, but so far it's a brick. I tried connecting it to my PC to upgrade the firmware but the PC doesn't see the GPS (I installed the driver). I also tried to get in "developer mode" (Up+Menu+Power) and it didn't do anything (how long do you have to hold the three buttons?)

Any suggestions? Since I bought it from Amazon exchanging before the weekend is not an option. Any help would be appreciated.



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