Just tried the update , followed direction to the letter. Update failed part way along. Now unit will only come up to the System settings screen. Just what I need a paper weight !
After numerous attempts to complete the update using my desktop computer which is getting old and slower USB ports then , I decided to try running the update from my newer laptop. The gps gods smiled, the update completed, gps rebooted, SUCCESS. Persistance paid off.Not sure why it worked from the laptop, may have had something to do with having more memory and USB 2.I'm just glad it worked.
I just updated my 4250 to the 4.85 firmware a couple days ago. The update appeared to work fine from what I could tell. Ever since I did the update it seems like it's taking MUCH longer for it to lock on to the GPS satellites. Also, when it does lock on to them it doesn't seem to be able to keep a lock on them. The signal indicator keeps jumping around between 4 bars, 5 bars, and no bars at all. Anyone have something like this happen to them or have any idea what's going on? I've had it for almost a year and a half now, and never had anything like this happen with it.
Well...I tried a reset...I tried an unobstructed view of the sky for 30 minutes (was actually more like 40) without moving it...no go. I still get it bouncing around between full signal, partial signal, and no signal. I've had it for almost a year and a half and have done about every update on it that Magellan has come out with...probably at least 4 or 5 updates...and have never had anything like this happen after an update. I have it located in the exact same place in my car that I've always placed it since I first got it. Nothing at all has changed except for doing the 4.85 update the other day.Anyone have any other ideas, hints, tips, suggestions? Am I going to have to start looking for a new GPS?
I haven't called Magellan yet. I've read in various places on the internet that Magellan's tech support isn't located in the USA (like so many places these days), and that it's pretty horrendous. I got the unit from Costco which has an extremely liberal return policy, so I could return it and get a different GPS...but I really hate to do that. I used to work in retail (and did it for almost 10 years), and I feel like I'd be abusing the return policy if I did that since I've had it about a year and a half...even though I know how liberal they are with their return policy.
I have experienced the firmware upgrade problem with 4.85 that others have mentioned. The upgrade process seemed to have "quit" early. I have tried to upgrade again, but the wizard goes straight to the "finish" page.My unit initially seemed fine after the failed upgrade. It reported 4.85 for the firmware, but could track satellites and navigation OK. But today I noticed that the unit would hang up when canceling a route, or whenever it had to re-route. It would stay hung up and eventually reboot on its own. I also have noticed that it no longer says any of the street names during manuevers. Could a speech file have become corrupt or something?I have performed a forced reboot many times without resolving the problem.Anyone have any ideas?
No limit on returning electronics except for TVs and Computers, which after much abuse were limited. If people abuse the GPS sales as PND4ME describes they will add them to the list also. I know that COSTCO is a sore sport for PND4ME, and I miss the service of GOOD small retailers, but if we are doomed to behemoths like Walmart and Sams Club, I hope they all have the same policies as COSTCO.
Is there an easy way to tell whether its still under warranty from the Magellan website? I can only that I am registered.Thanks!
I don't think the registration is worth anything. I registered my unit when I bought it, but when I needed a replacement power cord they made me send in a receipt.