I have the same problem. called garmin and they said the internal battery needs to be replaced. of course that can only be done by shipping it back to them. i just leave mines plugged into my lighter so i dont have to turn it off only to have to wait soooooo long when i turn it back on to pick up the sats. oh, i also hide it in my console so no one can see it shining in my car overnight. hope this helps.
This seems to be a common problem and my unit has the same issue. Hopefully someone from Garmen monitors this forum and will offer a suggestion or explaination. Perhaps leaving the units in a hot car in the summer fries something that affects sensitivity of the unit.
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Try connecting in your car and leave it on and let it charge while you are driving it may eventually find the satellite, it probably remembers the last satellite it found which was in Kansas. You may not be getting a signal where your are right now so run some errands and leave it connected in your car. You can also go to the garmin web site and try updating the unit. You will need a usb cable and will need to install garmin updater. Make sure the unit is fully charged. If this does not work you can call garmin and they are usually very helpful. Here is the garmin link which will help answer some more questions. http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/
Let me know what solved the problem. thanks for using fixya
If after reading the above article your unit is still having problems, please ensure that your unit's software is up to date. You can do this by using our WebUpdater® program.
If you have tried all of the above suggestions and your unit is still not acquiring satellites, you can perform a master reset by doing the following: Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.
Start with the unit powered OFF and unplugged from power.
Touch and hold the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
Power the unit ON and continue pressing the screen until a new message displays, "Do You Really Want To Erase All User Data?".
Touch Yes and go through the set up again.
Take the unit outside and let it set with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites. If the unit still does not acquire satellites after this, please contact Garmin Product Support.
The C330 does not have bluetooth capability. Regardless, this has nothing to do with the unit's ability to acquire satellites. Nor should the type of vehicle you purchased, unless the unit is unable to receive due to some feature, like something in the windshield, which is preventing the unit from receiving a proper signal. Does the unit work outside the vehicle?
Take the unit outside and turn it on. Then select View Maps, at the top of the screen it will say either "Locating satellites" or "Acquiring Satellites". Once the garmin has locked onto the overhead satellites, then it will say "Ready to Navigate".
Locating Satellites take longer than Acquiring Satellites.