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Gps model 330

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Hi,
-after the units have been off for awhile...they need considerable time to reconfigure the satelites

-so.....

  1. go outside with unit turned on
  2. find an open area...with a clear view of the sky...i.e. away from trees/bldgs/etc.
  3. wait...upwards of 20+ minutes...depending upon your unit
  4. it should be picking up signals continuously...and begin to calculate your location
-the above assumes that the unit has batteries, hasn't been dropped, etc.
-if that is the case....then the unit has other issues

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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