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GPS freezes up

The gps will upload with the thames screen and then jump to a screen that says "unit currently contains no maps intiating map upload.

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Re: GPS freezes up

I know how to fix this. I got mine fixed with this 3rd party application "uploadGPSserial". Uploaded a map basemap which i found on the internet then mapsend works fine.

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When you turn the unit on a message comes onto the screen that says. UNIT CURRENTLY CONTAINS NO MAP! INITIATING MAP UPLOAD. you cant do anything with the unit message stays on the screen.

when you turn the unit on a message comes onto the screen that says:
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