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Keeps seeking but no GPS positioning

Hi I purchased a brand new Roadmate 700 two years ago. Its tracking system keeps seeking GPS signals ie showing little satellite in corner, but nothing progresses. it can still locate using the view feature, but no maps or sound or visuals associated with GPS. I tried resetting it using secret screen, reset data, but nothing works. Any help?

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Get a new unit like any magellan mastreo series or roadmate 800 ,i had a 700 they start having alot of problems after i did my research on here.

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