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My gps works up to the point that it cannot locate satellites. It asks if I have travelled 100 miles or more and whenI hit no, it goes back to searching for satellites with no luck. Is that a fixable problem?

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Try answering yes. If the original location has been lost due to battery replacement etc, These devices go to a home location which may be anywhere to begin looking for the satelites. It could take 30 minutes or more to locate itself. Just turn it on and let it look for a long time.

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