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Hello,
New to the forum and so I thank you for offering this.

I have just bought a 2002 Prius to go with a previously purchased '01.
Car's in great shape and I'm happy with it,
but the Nav Sys seems to need a manual adjustment every few days
or about every 2nd or third time that I get in the car to use it.
I only need to eject and re-enter the DVD in order for it to work right, but, of course, this is a bit of a hassle.
The Toyota dealership was informed that it was
something that Lexus(?) was in charge of replacing.
Toyota made the call to them and they said that they would supply a refurbished! one for $1200(!)
Of course, the Toyota guy and myself were shocked.
I thought about trying to place some foam underneath,
because I thought that the player was sitting directly on the floor,
but it appears to be raised and bolted to the floor.

My question: has anyone else had a similar problem
or does anyone know of a cheaper replacement or workaround?

Thanks!

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What sort of manual adjustment are you talking about? I have navigation systems in multiple cars. Occasionally when I am starting out, I have to drive a block or so for my location to be mapped to the coorect map location. Is this what you mean? If so, I think it is normal.
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Sorry, I didn't make myself clear.

The manual adjustment is my having to manually eject the disc
and reload it just to get the Nav to come up. It doesn't even make it to the
"don't read and drive" window. About every other time I can use it (or not).
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Sprayed some canned compressed air.
Don't think it made much difference.
Maybe someone's selling one of these players online...
Shame really.
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I'd suggest trying to borrow another map DVD and see if that's the issue. My main DVD player requires some DVDs be reinserted to play, and sometimes it takes several tries. Other DVDs are flawless, so I lean toward it being a disk problem...

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And if it is not a disk problem, you can try a factory reset of the NAV. You have to open its cover. There's a button in there, but it is unknown if that's the factory reset. The method of reset that was tried was disconnecting the power supply board from the main board.

But if it is still under warranty, just take it to the dealer.

EDIT: Oops, this isn't the 2004/2005 NAV.
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Thanks guys for the possibilities.
The removal of the player may takes some
extra effort of getting to it -
bolted and stuck in a frame under the seat, etc -
so I will try the new disc route first.
The disc is a 2001 "series 1" disc, so maybe I can find a
resonably priced new version online thru a Google/Froogle search.
I'll need a new one anyway, so why not just get one and start from there.

thanks again,

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