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I have a Maxx Digital explorer GPS .It keeps reading "unable to locate Satalite".Any Idea's?

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You should be able to set it to track more than one satellite, my garmon can track up to 20 at a time, and it's over 5 years old. Go into your satellite settings and see how many satellites you are currently tracking. Also if you are having extremely over cast conditions this coud happen, but should clear up, eventually. Try setting it to track the maximum number of satellites and see if this resolves your problem.

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