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Mio P550 how to change hardware id

I just keep getting this message up, (hardware id changed) when i try to go to maps can any body help?

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Re: Mio P550 how to change hardware id

1. Activate the TeleType GPS program

2. Select Tools>GPS Status>Status.

3. Look closely at the GPS output that is displayed in the View Status menu. Data should be flowing even when the GPS receiver has not locked in the position.

The data string that begins:
GPGSV... is "bad data" because the receiver has not locked into the satellites.

GPGSA... is "good data" indicating that the receiver has locked into the satellites. Remember - "A-Okay"

4. Once the data is flowing, go outside away from buildings, select the Satellites tab (Tools>GPS Status>Satellites), and watch the satellite signal strength

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Re: Mio P550 how to change hardware id

Do a hard reset. Pull batt. let stand for 30 min or more.

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soft reset is the small hole you put the edge of your stylus to reset the device without erasing anything. (software restart)

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switch the on/off slider button to OFF. keep the joystik pushed UP and without leaving the joystick slide the from OFF to ON and wait about 30 seconds.

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