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Satellite and power

The unit will not retrieve a satellite signal and powers off on its own. What can I check. I have never charged the unit but it has received little use lately.

thanks, ks

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  • uts3 Sep 05, 2008

    same here..starrted in Augst..whats the deal?

    even asks me if i'm the correct state?

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The internal sat antenna in the unit is broken or your unit is undercharged but i am sure it is the antenna this series of garmin are known for this problem.. you will have to send the unit into garmin unless the store you bought it from has a protection plan hope this answers your ?

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