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I just purchased an Approach G3 Golf GPS.. I have used it 3 times and it performed well. However, I tried to use it Tuesday and it told me the batteries need charging even tho' I had just charged them. Took it out again yesterday and it would not find the course I was on and then the unit went completely black. I turned it off and tried again this AM with the same result. I'm using re-chargeable NIMH batteries. Hope you can point me in the right direction to get this issue fixed. I bought the unit at Golf Galaxy in Roseville, CA.

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Hello,

I suggest you reset your GPS, to reset your gps, follow this steps, turn off your device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press ?Yes? to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
Once the GPS unit is reset, remember to place the device outside where there is a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15 ? 30 minutes in order for it to requires fix to GPS satellites. with this, this should fix the problem.

Take care.

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