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Garmin Street Pilot C330

Unit can no longer acquire satellite signal. The map shown is the map of the last location I traveled to. Unit continually displays "Aquiring satellite signal", then prompts "Are you indoors?".

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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.

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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.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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