Had the same problem at first, found out I was putting the USB connection to the device in upside down. If you are inexperienced with updating Magellan device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Magellan eXplorist Driver Utility. But the extremely slow speeds of those ports made map uploads almost impossible. Therefore you may have to use the GPS to copy files from the internal memory to SD card memory to transfer using an external card reader. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: The cord should be running down the device, not up. Pieter, Nov 7,

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Occasionally I can connect and a transfer will work, but this does not often happen.

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Olaf Noehring, Jul 24, Pieter, Nov 7, Explorist USB quit. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and magellan explorist 500 usb technology. To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value.

I have the same problem with magellan explorist 500 usb LE. The device should be recognized fine.

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I have windows XP and went 11 months with no problem. But that’s another story.


Ron Hunter, Jul 24, Maintaining updated Magellan eXplorist software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance. My wife’s HP photo printer has one built into it.

This tool will download and update the correct Magellan eXplorist driver versions magellan explorist 500 usb, protecting you against installing the wrong eXplorist drivers. So if your doing that, loosen and reattach going down. I miss the “old exploriwt when all GPSs had nothing but serial ports and rs connectors. Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term Learn more.

You are downloading trial software. Discussion in ‘Magellan’ started by Olaf Noehring, Jul 24, Select “file transfer” mode to transfer tracks and waypoints history files. While USB ports cables and modes magellan explorist 500 usb very confusing, the are much much faster.

You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here. Furthermore, installing the wrong Magellan drivers can make these problems even worse.

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It even had a little notch that looked like it was made for the cord on the device. When i connect it using the USB cable Windows XP tells me it’s an unknown device – even explorit I had installed the driver from the installation disc.

The second mode is for “moving map” where the GPS is sending constant position updates in real time, like when you are using exlorist program on a laptop to magellan explorist 500 usb in a boat or car.


This page contains information about installing the latest Magellan eXplorist driver downloads using the Magellan Driver Update Tool. You may need to explorust a driver for this mode that makes the PC or laptop “think” the USB port is attached to a serial port so that navigation programs expecting a serial port input can “see” the GPS.

By magelln to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as magellan explorist 500 usb in our Privacy Policy. It sounds like your PC “sees” the GPS because it gives you a message about an magellan explorist 500 usb device, but apparently is doesn’t recognize it as a “disk drive.

Solvusoft’s close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us magelllan provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems. Jim Townsend, Jul 24, How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? Your GPS may default to this mode on power up.

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