Joined: Nov. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 01 2003,4:23 am
You will need a basemap.img file, the only way to get one is to have someone here email you one or Magellan themselves
install it for you. It is about 14 megs for the NorthAmerican
Land Basemap, and 15 megs for the North American Marine
Basemap. Here is a copy from the FAQ about Meridian's
32) Base Map Replacement (Gold/Marine/Platinum/Color)
There are currently two methods for base map replacement.
New firmware method:
Copy the basemap to an SD card, renaming the file to basemap.img
Insert the SD card into the GPS, activate the hidden menu, and enter code 86. (Read at end of this post for how to access to secret menu).
Original Manual method:
Here are the directions to replace your base map. Note that this involves ERASING you current base map. If the
existing base map is not erased, then you cannot change map types (for example, from a land to a marine). The
MagUp software was designed to prevent this type of upgrading. The MagUp software is available with the latest
firmware update package available from the Magellan web site.
(Accessing secret menu)
There are two ways to access the hidden menus:
§ If your Meridian is turned off, hold down GOTO and NAV and tap the PWR button. In a couple of
seconds you should see a box pop up with "00" inside of it. At this point, release GOTO and NAV. Use
the direction pad to change the "00" to the number of the menu that you want, and then press ENTER.
§ If your Meridian is already powered on, press the MENU button. Then press and release LEFT, RIGHT,
LEFT, RIGHT, and LEFT again. The secret menu box will pop up.
Edited by rockyriver on Dec. 01 2003,4:24 am