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Frozen screen on ''aquiring satelite''

I have had my Garmin Street Pilot i5 for 3 years. I never updated the maps and never had a problem with it before. Couple of days ago I plugged it in, typed in a new address, and the screen froze into the "loading" mode. It looked like it was searching for a better reception, and it's been doing that ever since. The screen is locked on searching for satellite.

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Try resetting the I5. Hold the left button, the wheel button and the power button down at the same time. Keep holding until the screen say that " Do you really want to erase all user data?" Select Yes and then restart the I5.

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