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I want to update the maps on my alpine pnd-k3

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There will NEVER be any more map updates for the pnd-k3. I don't recommend buying any alpine products !! PERIOD !!!

Posted on Jun 27, 2012

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    shitstain_va Aug 01, 2012

    I've bought Alpine everything my entire life. I won't ever again. Alpine is charging 100 dollars for map updates when companies like garmin are giving free updates. My ina w900 and pdx5 will be replaced soon and NOT by another Alpine product.



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1) Remove the unit from the cradle.
2) Place the unit somewhere at room temperature.
3) Plug the wall charger unit to your device and to the electrical outlet.
4) Allow the unit to charge for a few hours.
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6) If step 5 fails, you will need to execute a "hard boot" by simultaneously pressing and holding the "reset" and "volume down" buttons.

**Note** Both the "reset" and "volume down" buttons must be pressed in and held down for a few seconds. The Alpine logo screen should appear, and the unit should power on. Hope this helps...


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Keep on freezing

Your batteries could be getting old, and not holding the unit up like it should be.

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