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my nextar gps will not respond when I attempt to get into navigation

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my nextar gps will not respond when I attempt to get into navigation mode.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Dan replied 7 years ago.
Hi and thanks for using JustAnswer! I certainly understand your frustration... so do a few thousand other people, as the 43NT (and Nextar, in general) has become notorious for malfunctions such as this. Some send their units in to Nextar for repair... most do not. You see, soft and firmware inside the Nextar units are fairly volatile, so the chances of this being a non-hardware related issue are moderate. Though, my experience with Nextar units dictates this could be hard or software related. It's almost impossible to tell.

The news is not all bad, though... as you're not the only one to be disappointed by this lack of serviceability. To this downfall, Nextar has setup an exchange program... you send them your old GPS and about $80... and they'll send you a model Q4. You can read more about the exchange program here.

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