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Garmin 205 my garmin couldn't get a satellite signal when running last night. it does this occasionally, which means it doesn't track my run. i tried doing a reset of it. now the time is off, and when i downloaded what little data it captured, it thinks we are in december 2014. anyone else had this happen?

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  • garmin fan Sep 19, 2008

    That's bizarre. it sounds like they did the first part, which was to remove the old software, but didn't reinstall the new software.

    you might try installing the software from the disc to see if you can get the right version on there. but it might be easier to just call them. they're pretty helpful. if you can't reach them due to time differences and what not, i have had them respond via email pretty thoroughly..........good luck. mine is a couple of years old and i thought the reason i had problems was bc they needed to work the bugs out so i'm a little disheartened to hear that you're having these problems with a new one. it's a great little device.


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Mine says 0.00 and I tried to download the updates and they run and say they were successful but it still is not working properly. Any other ideas. I just bought it yesterday and I can't even use it.

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I called Garmin support about this issue so if it happens to you, here's what you do.

Go to the main menu, find your way to the About screen and see what version of the software you have. Mine was 0.00, which means i somehow deleted the software. you then hook the garmin up to the computer and run the webupdater.

I didn't think it was a software issue because i couldn't locate satellites but apparently the chip controls the satellites so I was obviously very wrong there. at this point, the time was still wrong on it so we did a hard reboot, and now it's working like a charm.

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