Does anyone know how to add red light cameras and other POI's to the Magellan 4770? I called Magellan and the tech told me that No one is sanctioned by Magellan at this time and if I did download a red light camera database and the Magellan quit working, the warranty would be void. I have a Garmin 1390 and all downloads seem to be flawless.
There's an excellent reason for no longer purchasing their products!
I totally agree, but I'm stuck with it
My first gps was a Magellan Color which is very nice but now I can`t use until I figure out what to do to connect to my computer! I have the nine pin cable but the port is not found.
Later I bought a garmin 670 which is now discontinued! These companies are geared to put out many models and phase them out short after! All hardware has a life span of a fly, and software develops so fast to keep up dated you need to have a budget for it.
I have a mageiian color also, and could not connect it to the computor as there were not serial ports to use. I went to www.cablestogo.com.
I purchased a port authority 2 which is a usb to serial adapter. You can then use your color gps with your cable that came with it and attach it to the adapter and do wht you want. It comes with the usb cable, instllation cd and the instllation manual. Let me know how it works if you go this way as I never installed because I bought a 660 that I like much better. Just use the color for when the wife and I go walking. Good Luck
First of all, let us clarify which Magellan you mean: 4770 does not exist, does it? Hence, it is either 1770 or 4700. If you meant Maestro 4700, I would not preclude that after Magellan engineers sort out serious bugs of the current 4700, they will release some sort of POI editor, which was a typical feature of previous Maestros. If you meant RoadMate 1770, I would not expect any cookies from the Magellan.
Second, I would think you do not have to face such a tough choose: No warranty? or No POI? I believe you can get both if you are ready to do some simple modification, namely, to create a bootable SD card, which is essentially a (legal!) copy of all visible OEM files with one file and one folder re-named. Luckily, both the 1770 and the 4700 are very suitable for such a mod, thus, you can do it after reading a couple of forum threads. Then, you can put your favorite POI on SD card without touching any OEM software.
Is that you wanted to know?
Thanks. I did mean 4700. Heaven only knows where I vame up with 4770.
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