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Enter location message

While driving with a destination entered, the 700 will make a click noise and the screen will freeze with a message at the bottom "enter location". All buttons and commands are frozen. If I leave it alone for awhile, it will make the "clicking" noise and return to my destination map. The symbol at the bottom left disappears so I can't tell if it's black or not. If I touch the screen it will then allow me to enter commands. I've already reset the gps location with a CSR. Thinking it was a loss of gps signal I purchased an external antenna but haven't tried it yet. It's mounted on my dash the same place it was when it worked correctly.

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Re: enter location message

Joe, have you tried the external yet? Did that fix it? This sounds like a Hard Drive problem, but I would try re-loading /reflashing nand flash before I went the hard drive route. Do you have the software?

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