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21st February 2009, 08:10 AM

Im new to this fourm and have an Australian Aldi PWM-3501 GPS

It has been the most frustrating piece of equipment that I have come across.

I have accidentally formatted the disk thinking I was formatting the Card memory and now I have a useless GPS.

Is there any means of restoring the system ?

I have access to another identical unit will this help?

I wasnt that happy with the original system is there anything else I reload?

Thanks for you time



21st February 2009, 08:34 AM

I have accidentally formatted my disk and lost the lot

Is there anyway I can reload?

I have access to another unit.



21st February 2009, 08:50 AM
Hi RonM2610, I have merged your two posts (nearly identical) into the one thread.
Do you still have the orignal cd that came with the unit?

22nd February 2009, 03:50 AM
Hi Mienser,

Yes I do have the original CD.
Reading some of the threads I have been able to get back to the opening menu and I was able to load the new Q4a map but when I try to open the GPS it goes immediately to the media menu.

I cannot find the GPS.txt file to see where its being directed to.

Didnt reply to you earlier as I got home late and was loading new map.

Thanks for your help


Wahroonga Farm
22nd February 2009, 06:30 AM
You may need to re-create the gps.txt file.

Content is:


22nd February 2009, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the help.

My vdisk folder only has the the map folder with the new Q4a map I am missing something big time

22nd February 2009, 08:27 PM
Thanks Guys,

My GPS is now working but divorce is on the cards !!!!!!!!
Spent most of today reading threads house maintenance and reading more threads etc etc

This fourum sure is a gold mine

Best Regards


Wahroonga Farm
23rd February 2009, 04:18 AM

30th March 2009, 11:51 PM
hi ron,
i accidentally also formatted my 3501 the other day. I am not very good with computers and the like and can not seem to work out how to fix it. I read that u had success with yours and was wondering if you might be able to help me.your help would be greatly appreciated.