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Navman Tracker 5500 turns on but locks itself in the entry page

I can't get my Tracker to go beyond the first page, where we usually hit the ENTER key. It stays there for several minutes. Then it starts searching for satellites, endlessly.
I was wondering if I could just reset the unit to factory default. It might solve the problem, just as in computers.
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Re: Navman Tracker 5500 turns on but locks itself in the...

Apparently it is the internal battery that might be at fault or just be old. I'm going to replace mine as it costs a fortune to get Navman to do it. Can't find any info on how to do it, but should be simple. Only thing is that you lose all waypoints and other user input data (unless you have the PC Planner from C-Map).

Posted on May 15, 2008

Re: Navman Tracker 5500 turns on but locks itself in the...

Have the same problem??

Used to take less than a minute to acquire satellites now takes 10-20minutes.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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