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Toggling between lat/long and grid references

Am using a GPS 72 and I no longer seem to be able to toggle between latitude and longitude, and eastings and northings. Lat/long will display but when I try and toggle I just get a beep. This is a shared GPS - someone might have changed a crucial setting and if so what might it be? Any suggestions appreciated.

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I eventually solved the problem by firstly doing a restoration of default settings. This allowed me to toggle but it was between two different presentation styles of latitude and longitude. To restore the grid co-ordinates option I went to main menu, the Setup, then then toggled to location and re-selected UTM UPS as the location format.

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