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Philips ap navigator mk8( marine gps) Recently stopped fixing. All self tests, including antenna result in satisfactory.Could this be due to recent changes to gps satellites? Is there a solution?

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I have a similar problem, unit not used since September 2008, now will not find any satellites. Self test all ok.   I know software updates were made available from time to time, last updated in 2004 by previous owner.  

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