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Losing GPS signals.

My FineDrvie takes longer and longer to find GPS signals. Sometimes it takes more than 10 minutes. Recently, it reports the wrong locations and kept flashing "off road".

Is it the sign of deteriorating? Can the software be updated?

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Re: Losing GPS signals.

I also have the same problem my gps loses the signal i left the unit on power for two days and still no signal please help.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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