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Read the suggestions about converting a POI file to a .mgln file. I did that, loaded it onto an SD disk. The Crossover GPS says there are no filesmfrom the disk and my computer doesn't seem to recognize the GPS when plugged into the USB. Any suggestions?

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Bob

POIs on Crossover

diogenes wrote:

The Crossover GPS says there are no filesmfrom the disk and my computer doesn't seem to recognize the GPS when plugged into the USB. Any suggestions?

Try a different USB cable and different port (not through a hub). Most of the Magellan POI posts here have been for the Maestro line.

Maybe a Crossover user will jump in to help.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Thanks for responding. I

Thanks for responding. I can only use the cable that came with the GPS because the connection to the GPS seems to be unique. I will try using a different port.

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Bob

USB Problem

diogenes wrote:

I will try using a different port.

Just to be sure all the bases are covered:

You DO have the GPS turned ON, right? mrgreen

You might try Turn ON, then plug in the USB.......
or plug in first then turn on.

Pretty sure the new units are all USB 2.0; don't know if they will work with a 1.0 host or not.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

As to loading pois from the sd card

As far as I can tell Magellans cannot load POIs from an SD card. You have to load them by cable. Inconvenient, I know. Silly. Something they *forgot*.

Also, the unit should be recognized and look like a disk when connected to your computer. If that didn't happen something must be wrong. And lots *can* happen! Software for USB drives, lots of things can interfere. You have of course rebooted, right?

Does the Magellan software find the unit when plugged in?

SD card, Magellan

Steevo wrote:

As far as I can tell Magellans cannot load POIs from an SD card.

Not exactly sure what you mean by "load" but, as stated, that is not true.

There are several different major types of Magellans and each works differently. In addition, there are several different models within a given type and some of them are different too.

A lot of the recent models can certainly READ POIs from an SD card.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Glad they fixed that.

ka1167 wrote:
Steevo wrote:

As far as I can tell Magellans cannot load POIs from an SD card.

Not exactly sure what you mean by "load" but, as stated, that is not true.

There are several different major types of Magellans and each works differently. In addition, there are several different models within a given type and some of them are different too.

A lot of the recent models can certainly READ POIs from an SD card.

Glad they fixed that, I had a Roadmate 300 and now have a 2200T and neither seem to be able to use an SD card for anything much. Backup and restore, as far as I can tell.

There doesn't seem to be any way to see or address the contents of an SD card on those models.

Is it the Maestro branded models that can make better use of the SD card in your experience?

I wonder of the 2200T would be able to with the update released this week?

Magellan SD cards

Steevo wrote:

Is it the Maestro branded models that can make better use of the SD card in your experience?

Yes but I'm pretty sure some of the others do too.....maybe with the right PC software to load it.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

SD Card Issues

diogenes wrote:

Read the suggestions about converting a POI file to a .mgln file. I did that, loaded it onto an SD disk. The Crossover GPS says there are no filesmfrom the disk and my computer doesn't seem to recognize the GPS when plugged into the USB. Any suggestions?

I am having the same problem with my Crossover.

Which firmware do you have on your Crossover?, Ver. 1.68 is suppose fix it to accpet more SD card brands, but it didn't for me even with the latest firmware Ver. 2.14 that I have upgraded.

When you plug your unit into the USB, do you hear a chime from your PC that it is connected and the USB icon on the right bottom hand corner of your screen ?

Your GPS unit will not show up as an USB drive.

How did you load your POI file onto the SD card ?, I am sure it wasn't through the Magellan Tools via your Crossver. You loaded it through SD card reader from your PC right ?

The CSR from Megellan says that only SD cards from SanDisk, Lexar and Toshiba will work. Kingston will not work since they are formatted differently, I tried reformatting the Kingston with Panasonic's SDFormatter and still no good.

I have to go get a Sandisk tomorrow to see if this will solve the problem.

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Magellan 2500T-NA Lowrance GlobalNav 200

Ok, Problem Solved !

It seems that SD cards are suppose to be formatted to the SD format convention which I think is FAT, but alot of devices today use the Windows FAT32 format. So I just formatted the SD card to FAT32 and my Crossover recognizes the SD card now

Q & A about SD Formatting
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/faq/formQA_answer.h...

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Magellan 2500T-NA Lowrance GlobalNav 200

One More Thing !

I just bought a 3250. When I used the PC to load a POI on the card, it seemed to read it one time. After that, I could make changes but it didn't read it. I started loading the SD card after the GPS was powered up and it read the new changes every time. I load the SD card in my PC when it's powered up so I figured what the heck ! No problems so far !

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