5045LM custom POI's possible?

 

I've been trying to load the red light camera files on my dirt cheap 5045 with no luck. The tools and directions that are recommended here for doing the deed seem very old (~2008). I cannot find Roadmate tools and the Content manager that came with my 5045 doesn't seem to have any provision for transferring anything not bought from Magellan. I've tried to transfer the files manually to both the maps and usr dir in various formats, but no luck. I do see .poi files in the mps dir but can't find any tool to convert the poi files to a .poi format. Is it possible to transfer custom poi's to this device at all? If not, it's not a tragedy considering the price paid, but the wife has asked if I can add the RL camera stuff like I did easily with our old Garmin

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Lost on LI

Magellan? you are SOL

pastafarian wrote:

I've been trying to load the red light camera files on my dirt cheap 5045 with no luck. The tools and directions that are recommended here for doing the deed seem very old (~2008). I cannot find Roadmate tools and the Content manager that came with my 5045 doesn't seem to have any provision for transferring anything not bought from Magellan. I've tried to transfer the files manually to both the maps and usr dir in various formats, but no luck. I do see .poi files in the mps dir but can't find any tool to convert the poi files to a .poi format. Is it possible to transfer custom poi's to this device at all? If not, it's not a tragedy considering the price paid, but the wife has asked if I can add the RL camera stuff like I did easily with our old Garmin

MIO bought Magellan a few years back and disabled the ability for end users to load anything not purchased from them

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

OH well Thank you!!!

OH well sad

Thank you!!!

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Lost on LI

sometimes

pastafarian wrote:

OH well sad

Thank you!!!

Cost shouldn't be the deciding factor in a purchase. Magellan was a great brand but they went bankrupt when the bottom dropped out of the GPS market around 2009 - 2010 and Mio bought them for the name.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Thanks for the info. For

Thanks for the info. For the $$$, the magellan does OK. The wife wants something handy without having to get out a phone and hook up a power cable. For my uses and for any sort of long or complicated trip, I much prefer my Note 2 running Waze anyway.

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Outrageous.

Box Car wrote:

MIO bought Magellan a few years back and disabled the ability for end users to load anything not purchased from them

Geez. They really did that?
Mio is Mitac Digital.
Outrageous.