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Salutations, I purchased the Garmin Nuvi 855 SN:ILJ005659 voice activated unit on May 1, 2009 on my Master Card. The unit worked perfectly until this week. When I turn it on, it locks up and I cannot proceed with any commands whether voice or touch screen. The cursor will not move and it remains in a lock mode. I REBOOTED THE UNIT 3 TIMES IN THE PAST TWO DAYS. It continues to stay in a lock mode renduring the unit useless. What can I do to get it to work?

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This is going to sound very elementary but Garmin is a good reputable company and since it's new, it has to be still covered under it's warranty. Likely there is a fault in the unit that needs to be corrected. If you contact Garmin online, I'm certain their techs will give you the help you need!! Or, perhaps even replace the unit. I would not waste time attempting to fix any new item ...far better to have the guys who design them help!

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