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My nextar p3 freezes up

I have fully charged the unit and it will freeze up each time I try to use it it will go to the main screen and that is as far as it will go. I reset it and it will sometimes go to the next screen but then it freezes up again.I bought it for a gift and need it to be in working condition when I give it, can you help or do I need to return it?

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  • dennisgreen2 Jan 16, 2009

    unit freezes up when turned on. pushing reset button works initially then unit freezes up again.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    When I set the tim & tap the check mark it does not stay it defalts to 12:00, What am I doing wrong?

  • snowyziggy Apr 16, 2009

    The Nextar P3 screen freezes while traveling, will work for a few minutes then freeze. If I turn it off or push reset button will work again for a few minutes. Works longer if sitting still but that doesn't help!

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    SAME PROBELM AS THE OTHERS. ALWAYS FREEZES. CANT EVEN SHUT IT OFF. HAVE TO USE THE RESET BUTTON/

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Sounds like the sensitivity is whacked...can you hear the type sound. Mine does this sometimes and I solve it by using 2 thumbs and constantly push the settings icon, on each side. It will bring up the x for sensitivity...using the stylus tap gently and then twice to set. Hope this is what you were looking for.

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Had a similiar problem. Goto the Setting Menu and choose your correct U.S. time zone along with the time. Then go into the Navigation Menu and choose Setting\Localization to select your Time Zone and Daylight Savings option.

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