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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 28th, 2006, 1:12 am Thread Starter
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Garmin SPIII problems!!!!!

Has anyone ever encountered this problem with the SPIII. I turned on the unit today and it says its acquired satellite and tells you what direction your headed. However the map is not there anymore. The map screen is filled with little blue squares. Any suggestions from the forum with this..

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post #2 of 3 Old Sep 28th, 2006, 6:25 am
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Just a guess...

Is your detail level set too high?


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post #3 of 3 Old Sep 28th, 2006, 10:16 am
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Sounds like it's looking at an area where there are no maps loaded. Tried switching it off then back on again after a minute? Is it reading the card and does it show you the Map Set name you called it when it boots up..second screen?

Is the time set correctly, it can be looking at the wrong satellites.

All just suggestions. You might have to reload the maps on the card if it does not cure itself.
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