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New Garmin 330 stuck on kansas

I just purchased a refurbished Garmin 330 unit. I am trying to use the unit for the first time, but no matter what I enter, it says I'm in Kansas and gives me directions from Kansas to the location I entered. When i try to set a new home address it ignores it or gives me directions from Kansas to Minnesota (Where I actually am.) I tried to reset the unit by taking off the face plate and pressing the rest button. I also downloaded the update and updated the unit. Am i doing something wrong?

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Take the unit outside and turn it on. Then select View Maps, at the top of the screen it will say either "Locating satellites" or "Acquiring Satellites". Once the garmin has locked onto the overhead satellites, then it will say "Ready to Navigate".

Locating Satellites take longer than Acquiring Satellites.

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