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We cannot get our garmin c340 to acquire satellites.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have owned the unit for about 2 years. More recently, it has started taking more than 15 mins to acquire satellites. What gives?

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Turn it on and use it more ,even if going to grandmoms house ,for some reason they lose satelites when not in use.i found useing it or at least turning it on every day has cured the problem.hope this helps

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