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My gps just shut down, yesterday it kept trying to powering up but it never did, sometimes it tired to, now it wont do anything, its only 2 years old.

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Hi it would be possible that your battery has given up its last legs i suggest you replace the battery firstly and reset the unit then calibrate i hope this helps it would also be wise to update your maps gooodluck with it

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