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Can't get out of Kansas location --- can't locate satellites

I downloaded new maps and now my GPS won't get out of locating satellites mode --- has us in Kansas!!! Any suggestions?

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Have you taken it outside to see if it needs better skyview to get a lock. I also suggest force feeding it the firmware again. You can use Garmin Webupdater to update the unit. It would of updated when you did the map update install but a file may of been corrupted.

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