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Navigo sy885 not receiving gps signal

The satellite signal indicator is green which means there is a gps signal however when i try to navigate the system says "waiting for gps signal" and will just stay like this as if there is no signal being received.

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I had this with mine. remove the back of the gps and simply unplug the antenna re plug and try system. Worked with mine. Chris

Posted on Dec 16, 2008


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