How to Repair a Magellan

by Jason Taetsch

Magellan manufactures GPS receivers that provide turn-by-turn voice directions and map navigation from a global positioning system directly to your car or other vehicle. If your Magellan experiences an error or freezes, you have a couple of options to return it to a better operating condition. Use the "Reset" button if your receiver comes with one, or restore the GPS to factory settings to get it back into working order.

With Reset Button

1

Turn off the GPS and back on again. If the problem still persists, use the "Reset" button to repair the receiver.

2

Turn on the Magellan.

3

Press and hold the "Reset" button for up to 10 seconds. The Reset button is located on the bottom of Magellan GPS receivers. The receiver will reset and power off.

4

Connect the GPS to the power cable or turn it back on and the unit will be returned to the factory operating condition.

Restore Factory Settings

1

Turn on the Magellan GPS and press the "Settings" option from the main screen.

2

Tap the "Backup And Restore" option.

3

Press the "Restore All Default Settings" option to return the Magellan to the factory settings.

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."