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The unit comes on, but it says that the GPS is turned off. It is stuck in Kansas.

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Kansas is the default location when the unit comes from the factory or when a factory reset has been made. You haven't mentioned the model you have. Have you opened the antenna and let it acquire a satellite lock? Without a lock it has no way to know where you are.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Can not acquiring sateilites,and always start in kansas.dDid reset,and a hard reset.Samething.


How long did you leave it out in full view of satellites? In some cases, when the unit is new, you might have to wait 20-30 minutes for it to get an initial connection and to download the location info, etc to the unit. The location reads Kansas because that's where Garmin's head office is located so this is the default location.

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Try this and see if it fixes it for you...first disable bluetooth on your unit.

1. Power off the unit.

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