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I keep getting massage asking me to upgrade GARMIN nuvi software also it is having diffculty finding the satellite.

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Download and install the Garmin Web Updater software from their website and connect your GPS to your computer with the supplied lead... you will then update the 'firmware' in your GPS updated often have bug fixes for problems they found with the machine via user feedback

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Hellio, my garmin nuvi 200 cant find a satellite,


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Mar 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 205 continues to state Loss Satellites


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites.

Then I suggest a hard reset. This correct some problems.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate. Replacing the firmware should allow it to find more satellites more quickly and keep them more successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

Mar 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nv 1300 can't find satellite


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Mar 05, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuve 1300.. and it keeps on saying aquiring satellites i have tried all aspects of trobleshooting... can u suggest anything different


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Feb 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin gps cannot locate a satellite


Acquisition of satellites has been addressed in new firmware / system software updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W .

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Dec 13, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Have a Garmin nuvi 200 and it keeps informing me to upgrade, I plug the Garmin into the computer and it does not tell me how to download or upgrade in simple terms, it just asks what pictures I want to...


Hi, this might help you:

go to garmin.com and download the program or the updates and install them.
you'' propably find this in the support area from the site, after selecting which garmin you have, which in your case would ofcourse be a nuvi 200.

I hope this is useful, and greets.

Oct 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 310 which wont pick up satelites the gps software version is 0.00 i need to find out what the proper version is and where to get it and how to install it


Go to the Garmin website and download their Webupdater program. Run it and plug your Nuvi into the PC using the USB cable. It will upgrade your Nuvi firmware and then ask if you want to select other software. Select the one labeled GPS chipset G. After it has finished, make sure you deselect the Nuvi and unplug the cable. The Nuvi will reboot and say "LOADER" and will reboot with the latest firmware and attempt to update the GPS software to v3.0. After it has rebooted, turn it off and then on again. Check the GPS software version. It should be 3.0. If it's still 0.0, then your antenna/receiver is bad and needs to be replaced.

- Jim

Nov 14, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

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Garmin Nuvi 360 - Acquiring Satellites


Did you check to make sure that it is not in demo mode?
I've seen complaints that the unit is not working, and it was in demo mode.

If everything is set up properly and it still does not work, you will most likely have to send it to Garmin in the US.



Jerry G.

May 28, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 200w


Found this thru Garmin support

Question: Why will my nüvi 2xx not find satellite signals?
Answer:
p>If your nuvi 2xx is not acquiring satellite signals, you may need to download and run our WebUpdater program.

Go to:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

If you are still having issues after updating the software on your unit, you may need to do a full master reset. Please note that a master reset erases Favorites and waypoints. Before proceeding, you may want to back up information you want to keep.

To do a full master reset to the nuvi 200 series unit:

1. Turn off the device.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the bottom right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power on the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm that you really want to delete all user data.
5. Touch Yes.
6. Your unit restarts automatically. You must go through the set up procedure again.

Once you complete the reset, place the nuvi unit outside where it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15-30 minutes. Keep it in a stationary position until it reacquires satellites.

May 20, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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