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Northstar 941x hi. i have a northstar 941x.the last two weeks it loosees his signal and it finds it sometimes and then loose that again.my gps antenna is new.i am sure that is a problem from the main unit.how can i do a full reset?is there any update i can do?

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941 doesn't do wass. Trash unit as not worth fixing

Posted on May 18, 2008

941x doesnt recognize new wass sat 32.....contact northstar for software upgrade.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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