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Garmin 2006C GPSmap - Waiting on GPS Antenna ?

I have had a Garmin 2006C GPSmap on my boat for several years. My last trip out it lost the signal and could find itself again. When I turn it on the Map comes up and it shows the location where the signal was lost (a week ago). The position has a Red question Mark (?). I can move the cursor around the map and see many of my saved locations; however, it cannot fix its current position.
The message atop the screen says "Waiting on GPS Antenna" and it just never goes away. I check fuses and I traced the Antenna wire and it appears to be connected.
Does anyone have any ideas ?
How do I find someone to service this unit?
Judd
Juddurel@comcast.net

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Hello!

If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software by using our WebUpdater program. Once your unit is updated please allow the unit to acquire satellites outdoors in a stationary position with a clear view of the sky.

Step 1: Download and Install WebUpdater Click the link above to download WebUpdater. Next follow the screen prompts to install the application on your pc. If you have already installed WebUpdater on your computer, skip to step 2.
WebUpdater updates most Garmin products, excluding Palm and Pocket PC devices, fixed-mount marine units, chartplotters, fishfinders and certain discontinued units we no longer support. It does not perform Beta updates. WebUpdater only updates unit software. See our All Updates & Downloads web page for related utilities, drivers, add-ons and the unit software for the excluded units mentioned above.

Step 2: Connect GPS to PC and Run WebUpdater After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater".

Please check helpful tips below for your garmin device
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