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Is your unit performing at its best?

Did you know that there may be a free upgrade to your present GPS receiver? No you don’t have to return the unit to the manufacturer for upgrading. If your GPS receiver has a capability to attach a PC interface cable to a computer, you or anyone who is computer literate may install the upgrade. […]

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Sun damages GPS display screen

Capt. Paul:

I inadvertently left my hand-held GPS unit in my car on the dashboard near the windshield. It was there about five hours in the middle of the day and in the sun. When I picked up the unit, it was hot to the touch. When I turned it on, there were heavy black parallel horizontal lines across different sections of the screen. These lines stayed there regardless what different screen I selected. What happened, and can I correct it?

Ralph P.
Tampa, Fla. […]