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I have a tomtom n14644 and get a "waiting for a valid gps signal..." this happened about 6-7 months ago and it corrected itself but this time it has been searching for a couple weeks indoors and outdoors. what can I do? I depend on it as a valuable tool as I am a car transporter. Willie

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  • willieknepp Sep 09, 2009

    Does that mean I need a complete new unit or a part, and what would be the total cost?

    Willie

  • willieknepp Sep 09, 2009

    Does that mean a complete new unit or just a part and what is the total cost

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If the GPS does not acquire the signal with a short time and u are in a clear area with no large buildings or terrain obstructing the signal then there is a problem with the hardware, they have an exchange program to speed the turn around time for repair

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