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Screen frozen and will not pick up location...

The GPS satellites seemed to be in the green and good to go:however, the map does not pick it up. Its a frozen screen in a location I was months ago.

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Re: Screen frozen and will not pick up location...

I had the same problem, and finally figured out to reset it. The reset button is on the left side under the strip. You need a pen to push it in. It took a few seconds to reboot but it came on normal after that.

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