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Forerunner 205 will not locate satillates

I have a Forerunner 205, I have let it set in once place up to 2 hours and it still will not pick up any reception.  It is only 1 and a half year old.  Can anyone help me?  I have a race tomorrow and I need it.  Thanks

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Go to garmins site. Not sure if they have the download for this or not but generally some of the GPS's loose satellite reception software and you can download the fix for this for free. If you have questions they are great to deal with and will walk you through it. I have downloaded this fix for several GPS's but you will have to check to see if they have it for your particular GPS. Here are their numbers for contacting them.
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296

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