Joined: June 2003
||Posted: June 19 2003,5:09 am
I have a sportrak map (2m base, 6m detail) that was working just fine- that is until I somehow corrupted the basemap, and now I CANNOT upload any basemap onto the unit.
First, I had it working with firmware 4.06 and NA base 1.10?, but I needed the Euro base, so I sucessfully uploaded the eu_b100.img (2meg), and was using the euro base map without any problems.. My problems happened when I tried to upload a large euro basemap (7meg) not realizing that I couldnt and shouldnt do that..
Well, that did not upload properly, so I followed the procedures for erasing serial flash.. (option 95) that was supposed to erase all the map data, so that I can re-upload a good basemap? right?
Well, now I cannot upload ANY basemaps. the unit stays on "unit currently contains no map, initiating map upload" and when I try to use expert mode (MAGUP) to upload "base map only" it starts the upload but hangs at 0 % on "CREATING LINK" and never goes past zero percent.
I have also tried clearing the memory and re-clearing the serial flash (95). Also tried using #98 to upload basemap, but same problem: stuck at "CREATING LINK" in magup.exe
I have tried option 99 as well, and reloading the firmware 4.06 (I can reload firmware with no probs), and then trying to load the basemap, but still nothing..
Also, it is worth noting that I can upload "detail map" from option 98, i just cant upload "base map" ?
Is there a way to use hyperterm to see what is going on?
Is my serial flash totally corrupted? Any way to fix this without sending back to magellan..?
ALSO: in the DEBUG.OUT log file that MAGUP.EXE generates, im noticing a repeating:
HAND - hello
HAND - error 0084
HAND - error 0084
that keeps repeating over and over, as if it can never setup communication.
also, just a friendly reminder to those who play with basemaps... im not sure what went wrong, but BE VERY CAREFUL when messing with them, you might end up in my situation!!
Edited by jens on June 19 2003,5:11 am