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N ot able to aquire a satellite signal for two

Not able to aquire a satellite signal for two days (9/30/09 & 10/1/09). My location is 90 miles west of Detroit, MI.

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Have you downloaded the "HotFix" software update for the problem from Garmin yet? if not u will need a mini USB cable (avil on ebay for $5) and then register the GPS at this site www.mygarmin.com and select support or downloads and follow instructions..

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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