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Never been able to get satellite signal

I never could get a satellite signal so I took it to a installer and he couldn't get a signal either. He tried for 20 minutes and nothing happened. A map appears on the screen but it's not my area and it says it's searching...... I called the toll free number listed in the instruction book and it was disconnected. I've wrote an e-mail to the address given in the book and it's never been answered.

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  • Lisathayer Nov 25, 2008

    no signal always searching for signal

  • ehiggin Dec 14, 2008

    the solution worked, thanks so much. I finally got a connection and so far has worked great.



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