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The gps keeps freezing up on calculates up to 99 % and freezes there .i reset it and try again,but it usually does the same thing again.

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  • nmain Sep 11, 2010

    i already told you guys i tried to reset it and it still does the same thing,so this does not help me at all.i hope i am not going to have to pay you guys to tell me to send it back to garmin. i will not be satisfied with that at all.

  • nmain Sep 11, 2010

    need another experts advice for the problem

  • nmain Sep 11, 2010

    the gps seems tofreeze up when i try to find a place a long way away, sometimes it will caculate the close places here in my home town but will only go up to 99% when you put in a destination far away,like to the east coast somewhere.

  • nmain Sep 13, 2010

    no,but i guess i will accept it because i am tired of fooling around with your so called experts. everything thjey said i already tried before i even contacted you guys.maybe i have no other choice but to send it in.


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Where are you located?
Here are some Support Manuals per Garmin that may help you..
Just click on this link and it will take you there, ok?

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You can try to update your device.
Or try to restore it that is what you can do.
Else call the manufacturer for help.

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There is a fault in the programming, suggest u do a reset and see if that helps the problem, if it doesn't u will need to have Garmin repair the unit or better yet replace it. To reset hold the power on slider switch to the left for 10 seconds

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    yadayada Sep 12, 2010

    the GPS is defective and you will need to send the GPS in for repair, u can reject this but if u want a working GPS that is what needs to be done, Garmin sells no parts to the public, other sites on the Internet can fix garmins at less cost than garmin charges, do a search with goggle, key words "Garmin GPS repair centers"


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