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Hitting The Locate Button Shows Incorrect Current Location

History: When I hit the locate button the unit was showing me my previous destination. It looked like it was locked up.

Action:I took DanEz007 advice that I saw from similar posts and Reset Data Saver GPS. I also reset the Data Saver. Upon power up and hitting the locate button I'm now getting a reading listing that I am in California. I live in Michigan. I opened the unit up and all of the cables look secure. The antenna itself looked like it had a small amount of powdery white substance around it that I simply blew off. Any idea where to go from here? Thanks...

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Does your unit indicate any level of signal strength? It's a color code as indicated on page 8 of the manual:
Black -acquiring position. Blue -WAAS signal (best signal), Green -Strong Signal, Yellow -Average Signal, Red -No Signal.
If it's not getting any signal it could be a defective antenna.

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Re: Hitting The Locate Button Shows Incorrect Current...

I think your prob is not simple if anybody tell u do this or tat don't do it because i have a same prob but my fault is try myself and it becomes more disable and father beaten me
so acc to my opinion go to the expert and where u buy this he normaled your problem don't worry i do the same thing
and u again enjoy

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