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My Garmin Nuvi 300 often struggles to aquire, have to switch it on and off, sometimes takes quite a while to start. It then seems to work fine. Sometimes it is trying to update software, doesn't seem to complete?

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Please read the solution that resolved this problem for may others. Most likely, you have already tried this. However, the antenna of your Nuvi 300 is the same as the entire 3xx & 6xx Nuvi series. I know this because I have worked on them.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1115882-garmin_nuvi_360


If the above procedure does not work for you, the entire antenna assembly will need to be replaced.
The other option is to purchase an external antenna for your Nuvi and plug it into the external antenna port (gold connector) on the Nuvi antenna assembly.

Best wishes,
- Jim

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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