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Can't acquire sattelites

My new 60CSX will not acquire sattelites and does not show instructions to follow, the version is 3.50 and the GPS SW version is 0.00. --- Shall I send it back or is there a fix that will not harm the unit?

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Re: Can't acquire sattelites

Go to

and download the webupdater and follow the instructions


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Re: Can't acquire sattelites

Hi the chances are it is a software problem maybe corrupt data on the gps if it is stil under warranty i would take it back as it can be expensive to reinstall all the software back onto it.
Tell them your problem and they should replace or refund for you.
If the device dont aquire satalite then it will need formating and reinstalling hope this is some help to you.
Let me know how you get on ok.

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