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Not acquiring satelites

The first couple of times I used my nuvi 200 it worked like a charm. Now when I go out and drive it searches continuously for a sat, never acquiring. It does not matter where I go. Is there a reset button or something? Please help. It is practically brand new- I got it in August.

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Exact same thing with mine. It worked fine until i updated the software, not it can't acquire any satellites at all. I did a reset. You need to push on the screen in the bottom right corner when you turn it on. You will be prompted to reset your data. I did this, but it still didn't help.



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I've never had this problem but I have heard of a possible solution. On the Option screen where it shows Where to? and View map, press on the satellite bars on the top left corner and hold until you get the GPS screen, leave it for around 10 secs then back up. I hope this helps!

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