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Garmin Nuvi 205 Problems aquiring stellite

My Garmin Nuvi has a lot of difficulty acquit=ring satellite signal.
I spoke to sales-rep at Garmin and told me there could be a problem with my windshield that is blocking the signal???
Can any body tell me what to do?

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  • dicu Sep 05, 2008

    My Garmin Nuvi 660 in acquiring satellite signal.started to work intermittently, and finally does not acquire the satellites any more, even after resetting the unit. A saleman told me that a chip is bad. I would like to know how to open the case of this nuvi 660, in order to find hopefully the schematic in order tho repair it. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    The only times I have used my Nuvi 205 have been to make 560 mile trips about 4 times, and every time it worked perfectly. Other than these trips, I would store the system away. 2 days ago I turned it on to use on the same type of trip, and it won't acquire satellite anywhere I go. Obviously, I have done nothing to cause the damage, so would anyone know how the problem could have been caused or how to fix it? Also, where can I locate the help number to call?

  • moezaw1961 Mar 11, 2009

    I too own the Garmin 660 and getting lost satellite communication error.
    Per other forum contributor, sensing diode gone bad and Garmin knew about this situation. However I do not have warranty since I have the GPS for over a year and half. I can add the external GPS antenna to solve this problem but if I can replace the diode would be great.
    I am also looking for schematic.

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Usually gps are automatically sensing the signal, with clear view without and sometime even with minimal obstruction like trees windows etc. there is no other way your gps could not acquire signal unles it is having a problem .

all gps thesedays have 10-20 meter accuracy, it is only a receiver, this model particularly have the highest signal.

in other words i suggest you reset your unit from the bottom and see if there is any improvement, replace the unit

cheers

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