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We used our GPS on Sunday and it just froze on the same information on the screen,. The direction page came up and updated but the map part is frozen and is still frozen now is there a way to reset?

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The rest is the little pinhole on the left side, but this is a common problem on this model magellan, you need the latest update if you dont have it already. sadly if the update is interrupted or not done properly, it will be rendered useless and update reinstalled. you can get the update and manual here

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