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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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  • pohenri Jan 22, 2008

    frozen screen take forever to come on

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    the screen is frozen, so i turned it off for three days. i just turned it on, and it is still frozen.

  • cjnj Feb 11, 2008

    when you turn it on, it is frozen from the location from you used it last. you can be in a differant state, until you fumble with the settings, sometimes that does it. and if it don't your screwed!



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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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