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Sportrac map I have had this unit for about 5 years and recently tryed to get her going again but when i turn it on it shows my last position and the little hourglass thingy just stays on and i guess it cant get a signal or something. i can leave it on for an hour with no changes at all. any suggestions???

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  • swanndr Aug 31, 2008

    Thank you!!

    Worked for me too.

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I just had the same problem and I might have fixed it. Erase all your memory and initiallize the unit as if for the first time. Also make sure your batteries are OK and at least 50% full.

John

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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