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No satelite acquisition for garmin 172c

I Have a 172c chartplotter that will not acquire satelites when it loads.
It still has tide charts and time and full display but will not acquire the sats . is there any way to fix this easy?

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You need to go outside in an open area with no trees around and turn the garmin on untill it receives a sat connection it can take several minutes for it to find it

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