My unit all of a sudden stopped working. I use to get a signal from a minimum of 8-9 satelites. Can someone help with this? I use my GPS on my Treo 700w frequently. I have tried to rest the unit by removing and replacing the battery.
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I'm thinkin that ur fm transmitter is interfeering with ur satilite signal. solution i suppose would be to purchase head unit that has sat and mp3 plug in capatible... or stop using ur fm transmitter while ur using ur gps.
NO. satelittes work around the clock. Preoblem is either a- your unit is not picking up the satellites or b- you are trying to use it indoors. Personally i am going to go with a. Couple things you can try, Move the antennae to where it has a clear view of the sky, not foreward view but straight up and down view. If the unit has an external antennae try to put that as close to the windshield as possible and if it has a magnetic antennae then stick that out on the roof of the car. You should get a signal then.
If you don't get a signal i would suggest taking the unit back to where you got it.
Do you live in a an area with plenty of tall buildings/trees around you? Do you live in a valley? GPS units need to "see" plenty of clear sky to work reliably.
Does the problem occur the same whether you're using it in the car or on foot? Many modern cars have solar reflective glass which has a microscopic metal coating and it blocks satnav signals unless a supplementary external satnav antenna is fitted.
If you press and hold the nuvi's signal strength bar on the display for
a few seconds you'll get a screen which shows how many satellites the
unit is picking up along with a display which tells you how accurately
the machine has fixed your position. It won't fix your problem but can help you find out what seems to be wrong.
If you're still having problems and these are not the causes then there's no point in doing anything further: just return it to the vendor for a refund or exchange as they are sometimes faulty straight out of the box.
Hi. You are facing this problem because of the US GPS Satellite because there's a sudden change with the code signal which leads to GPS signal anomalies. Even though you've traded it. the problem is still there. It's better to go with another brand or model. As this problem cannot be fixed with this unit.
The unit needs to have the screen facing up. The unit will not read if it is vertical. Garmin cust serv finally helped me with that one. Once you turn on the unit, it could take up to 20 minutes (usually about 3) to grab satelites.
Options: 1) Walk outside and give the unit 3 - 5 minutes to acquire satellites. 2) Push the PAGE/GOTO button on the left side of the unit until you see the satellite page and see if you are picking up satellite. 3) If 2 and 3 do not work .. then reload the firmware again.