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My Garmin Nuvi seems to have gone insane. It can no longer find a satellite signal, tells me I am on a road I am not on, and tonight told me I was in the middle of the Puget Sound (ocean) heading towards "Deception Pass", which is 100's of miles from my actual location - oddly, Deception pass was actually showing on my screen.

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OURS IS DOING THE SAME THING. APPARENTLY YOU HAVE TO PROGRAMME IT AGAIN TO FIND SATELLITES...YOU SHOULD DO THIS EVERY 6 MONTHS AS THE SATELLITES MOVE AROUND SPACE. I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY DOWNLOADING THE NECESSARY TO CORRECT THIS AS I AM
NOT THAT GOOD WITH COMPUTER THINGS. GOOD LUCK.

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