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Getting a fix status.

When I turn my GPS on and go to the Data Display, the Fix status shows Aquiring and never seems to connect. Bob

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Re: getting a fix status.

I have a similar problem and found that my antenna connector was broken, the center conductor pin broke off from the cable. So, it could acquire a signal. Now, to find the connector.

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Re: getting a fix status.

Did you try setting the time precisely for your location - then wait a minute?

Posted on May 13, 2007

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I don't find maps

It seems your map data(base) may have been corrupted. Have you tried restoring the data from your backup ?
or you can try running a (fix) disk utility against your (internal or external) storage disk for the GPS ?
For instance, connect the GPS to your PC (Windows), and select (highlight) the (internal) "disk" on the GPS device. Under File - Properties, go to the Tools (tab) and run the "Error-Checking" option.
Running this utility may fix your map data error.
If not, you'll want to get a new map ...

May 01, 2013 | Tomtom GO 720 GPS Receiver

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710 frozen on tom-tom splash screen

1. Activate the TeleType GPS program

2. Select Tools>GPS Status>Status.

3. Look closely at the GPS output that is displayed in the View Status menu. Data should be flowing even when the GPS receiver has not locked in the position.

The data string that begins:
GPGSV... is "bad data" because the receiver has not locked into the satellites.

GPGSA... is "good data" indicating that the receiver has locked into the satellites. Remember - "A-Okay"

4. Once the data is flowing, go outside away from buildings, select the Satellites tab (Tools>GPS Status>Satellites), and watch the satellite signal strength

Nov 27, 2007 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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Gps not acquiring satellites

Press and hold the antenna signal strength icon on the display to bring up Satellite reception information. This will show you what, if any, satellites are being tracked. It will also tell you if you're in DEMO mode, in which case real satellite signals won't be used for the position.

Additionally, you can check the hardware by using the built-in hardware self-test features by pressing and holding the battery icon. Examine the information presented on multiple pages by pressing 'next'. Look for the hardware TEST button and press it. Wait several seconds for results.

These two steps should at least tell you where the problem is. If you ARE getting Satellite signals but they aren't being used by the hardware, you may need to reset your unit. Also check for firmware updates by using the Garmin Update utility available on their web site.

Apr 04, 2010 | Garmin NUVI 360 GPS Receiver

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My tomtom300 turns on but wont get signal

try to restore or reset to factory settings in the menu

Nov 18, 2009 | Tomtom GO 300 GPS Receiver

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GPS 40 will not finish aquiring signal

make sure the gps have a full view of the sky. leave it in aquiring mode and let it sit there. My Emap took up to 35 mins once to reaquire the sats and get the updated info needed for position info.
if the unit has been off for a long time or moved a long distance from where it was last turned on, it can take a while for it to come back up.

Nov 06, 2009 | Garmin GPS Devices

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Nuvi Blackout

This is a known problem that Garmin is fixing. Look at:

Under "TOP FAQ" there is an entry for "My nuvi 755T, 765T, 775T or 785T will no longer turn on."

You will need to return your unit to Garmin for them to fix it.

Jun 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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Aquiring a GPS signal

ggleed, On the 760 unit, I would try: After resetting GPS user data, make sure the problem still exists before proceeding. 1. Resetting GPS user data- At the user menu press the zoom out key (-) and the repeat button at the same time. Once the menu appears select reset GPS user data (that may or may not be verbatim but it's not the Reset user data one). 2. Reset user data Resetting user data will cause you to lose all of your POI's and user information, which of course can be re-entered manually. So, depending on how much info you have on your unit and if the time delay is that much of an issue you can do the same process as before except this time do select reset user data. 3. Check RF cable connections This involves opening the unit up. This is at your own risk. Once the screws are out you will see a either gray or black cable going from the main board to the I/O board (the board screwed into the rear housing) Check both sides of this cable as the side on the I/O board has a history of either coming undone or the soldering on the I/O board connector is loose. Unplug each side of the RF cable to make sure the solder connections are solid. If this is the problem, then you need to either find a soldering iron or find someone who can re-solder it for you. This is not an uncommon find in the 760's. Hope this helps! -Daniel

May 29, 2007 | Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS Receiver

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Not aquiring satellite or local time

I had a similar problem, and Garmin recommended that I reset the user data by holding "Power" and "Esc" when you turn on the unit. I think it remedied my problem to some extent. However, note that this will indeed delete all of your waypoints and other data, so be sure to back them up somehow (even if it means manually writing down the waypoint coordinates and re-entering them later) if you don't want to lose them. Good luck.

May 02, 2007 | Garmin Emap GPS Receiver

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