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GPS Cannot locate satellites.

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The system had been plugged into the car for a long time, sometime hours, but the statement keeps saying that it cannot locate satelites. I just updated the system on the computer but haven't tried it out to see if this corrected the problem. Do you, in your considerable tech know-how think that this will solve the problem?

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    raylinko Dec 18, 2008

    This is raylinko. I think updating the system on the computer solved the problem.

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I had a similar problem. My neighborhood is in a heavily wooded area. I bought an external antenna, connected it and now locate sattelites with no problems

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