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My sitex Color Max 15 can not get in contact with satellites. So, can not have possition fix.

By turning on the unit, the unit can not get any satellite information.

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I have a garmin 260 and lately when I turn it on it takes a very long time to acquire satelites.


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  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it may take longer than normal to establish an initial position. If the unit is powered on and outdoors with a clear view of the sky this should not take more than 3-5 minutes.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time (more then a month), it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites. Even standing next to a window indoors will block a majority of the sky which is needed for a device to locate and lock onto a satellite signal.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take 3-5 minutes to acquire while outdoors as the data that is used to locate satellites may have been erased.
  • If your unit has traveled over 500 miles while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire even in ideal conditions.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, your unit may need an external antenna* in order to acquire satellites.
    • If you suspect this to be an issue, try taking the unit outside of the vehicle with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes so that the unit can acquire satellites. If your unit loses satellites once moved back into your vehicle you will most likely need an external antenna*.
If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software by using our WebUpdater program. Once your unit is updated please allow the unit to acquire satellites outdoors in a stationary position with a clear view of the sky.
*Note: Some units may not be compatible with an external antenna. Please check the Products tab on the external antenna's page to see if your unit is listed.

Jan 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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I have a 2008 dodge ram slt and cant get information displayed on the screen,song names and such through sirius radio.Do they all display or maybe the model i have dosent.Thanks Albert.


The information as to what is playing is part of the data stream sent by Sirius, and I've never seen a satellite receiver that does not display this information. If this is a factory unit, information on its operation should be in your owners manual (and your dealer is there to help you). If this is an aftermarket radio, you ought to have an owners manual which should describe how to change the information displayed on the faceplate. Either way, the unit should give you full information about the data stream it is receiving. If not, something is amiss and may fall under warranty coverage.

Nov 13, 2009 | Sirius Satellite Radio Sirius Starbase...

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The remote does not turn on the Delphi XM Xpress on car unit


This problem is caused due to the fact that xm has designed there radios to completely shut off all power with the unit therefore the unit once off will not be able to recieve information from the remote. This manufacturing defect was confirmed by the xm representative, they also explained that the company is currently planning to fix this issue on the new 2009 model xpress rc

Mar 30, 2009 | Delphi XpressRC XM Satellite Radio...

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Hello i have the garmin 250 i had brought it on the water a few weeks ago and as soon as i got of the water it has a question mark and says aquiring satatiles but never picks up a signal and doesnt work...


Question: Why won't my unit acquire satellites?
--> Answer: There are a several different factors that can cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites:
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it is normal for it to take a while to establish its initial position.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take longer than normal to acquire.
  • If your unit has traveled a long distance while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, you may need an external antenna.
If your unit is not acquiring satellites, it is recommended that you place the unit in a stationary position where it has a clear view of the sky. In some cases it may be necessary to take the unit outside of your vehicle as certain vehicles inhibit the unit from acquiring satellites. As the unit receives signal from the satellites, it will begin to lock on to them individually until it has acquired enough information to establish your position.

If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software. You can do this using our WebUpdater program which can be found at the following link:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Sep 25, 2008 | GPS

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My son is in Houston, Texas and cannot get his unit to turn on! He is trying to find out if your system is down or is his unit broken?


Hello nonjoe869,

Most GPS receivers do not require any network to operate. The satellites calculate their current location based on information received from Global Positioning Satellites. However those satellites operate continuously. The only way that the user would experience an "outage" is to be in a place without a clear view of the sky (underground, in a hardened building, etc.). Even then the GPS would still turn on and many functions would operate. It would just not be able to acquire satellites or issue location reports.

That said, if the GPS is part of another device (such a cell phone) that does require a network, the network status could have an impact on the GPS. A network outtage isn't going to prevent the device from actually turning on, however. If the GPS won't turn on at all it is likely a problem with the GPS or the power source.

Best Regards,
Ken
"Go Ahead. Use Us."

Jun 25, 2008 | GPS

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Nuvi 200w


Found this thru Garmin support

Question: Why will my nüvi 2xx not find satellite signals?
Answer:
p>If your nuvi 2xx is not acquiring satellite signals, you may need to download and run our WebUpdater program.

Go to:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

If you are still having issues after updating the software on your unit, you may need to do a full master reset. Please note that a master reset erases Favorites and waypoints. Before proceeding, you may want to back up information you want to keep.

To do a full master reset to the nuvi 200 series unit:

1. Turn off the device.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the bottom right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power on the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm that you really want to delete all user data.
5. Touch Yes.
6. Your unit restarts automatically. You must go through the set up procedure again.

Once you complete the reset, place the nuvi unit outside where it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15-30 minutes. Keep it in a stationary position until it reacquires satellites.

May 20, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Acquiring satellittes function is not working


This will sound absurd, but I have had 100% success with the following "fix" for 3 months now: drop the unit on a table from a height of 10 to 12 inches and then power up. It acquires every time! I have reloaded firmware, reset, everything and this problem persists. I do not get satellites about 9 out of 10 times I power up. Then I drop it and try again and I always get them. I think it's a cracked circuit board? I waited 3 months before posting this to rule out coincidence. If this method is a coincidence, then it is an amazing one that repeats over and over again!

Apr 25, 2008 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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Aquiring satellites


Are you outside with a clear view of the sky? It should find satellites once the unit is turned on. Does it say "Looking for satellites" or "Acquiring satellites"?

If it is "looking for satellites" then it means that the unit have lost all data (time, date, location). If it is "acquiring satellites" then it have date and time, but not location.

Looking for satellites require a longer setup time (could be as much as 15 minutes). Acquiring satellites is much faster (not more than 2 minutes).

Date and time is updated from satellites once the unit gets a satellite lock.

Jan 31, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Locked screen


WARNING: A reset will completely wipe the user information off the unit.


To reset the unit you will need to press the bottom right hand corner of your screen and hold in (relatively firmly) and then press and hold POWER, make sure you release the power button when the unit turns on and a message will appear asking if you wish to clear all user data - select YES to this.

This will completely wipe all data on your unit including almanac data (satellite information). Your unit would then need at least 45 minutes with clear view of the sky to update the almanac and re-acquire a GPS fix which will show your current position.

This will completely wipe all data on your unit including almanac data (satellite information).

Your unit would then need at least 20 minutes with clear view of the sky to update the almanac and reacquire.

To reset the unit you need to press the bottom right hand corner of your screen and hold in (relatively firmly) and then press and hold 'power'. You need to hold both for 30 seconds.

Dec 01, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Garmin eTrex Legend


Do the following: 1 - Make sure you have fresh batteries in the unit and turn the unit on. 2 - Check the GPS date and Time. On the Main Menu at the bottom of the screen, you can see a date and time. If the date and time are not current, then the clock is your problem. You will have to wait for the almanac information to be updated. Details are below in a later section. 3 - Make sure your GPS is in the Normal Mode and not a demo mode. Verify other systems settings. Go to the main menu and click on Setup icon. From the Setup screen, access the System screen icon. Verify the following settings: GPS: normal WAAS: Enabled Language: English or your choice. Battery: Set according to your battery types. 4 - Check your GPSs Version Software. Go to the main menu and click on Setup icon. From the Setup screen, access the System screen icon. From the System screen, access the sub-menu icon in the upper right bar. Select "Software Version" from the list. Verify the actual software version for me. The latest version available for the eTrex Legend is version 3.90 dated March 2008. http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=711 Update the unit using this latest software and using Garmin's Webupdater. http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp If that won't work, use the following download page to access the latest software updates per units. http://www8.garmin.com/support/blosp.jsp 5 - Resetting your GPS clock and almanac information Next you may need to acclimate your unit to a new date and time (almanac information). If you had your unit off and without batteries for over a month since you last accessed satellites, then your clock and almanac information may be incorrect. Even Garmin acknowledges this problem after software updates and the problem with accessing satellites. They state: "unit data including alamanac information may be incorrect or cleared. Back up all user data before upgrading. After installation is complete, place unit with a clear view of the sky for 15-30 minutes to re-acquire almanac data. " I know of no way to reset the clock using the GPS menus. All I can suggest is that you do the following: A - turn the unit on and wait 5 minutes or so for the "Poor Satellite Reception" screen to appear. See page 7 of the owner's manual. B - Set the "new location" to your area using the map when the "poor satellite reception screen" appears. Be sure to use the "map" option and not the "automatic". C - Set the GPS outside with a clear view of the sky. Check on it every 10 minutes. When the "Poor Satellite Reception" screen appears again, then click on "Restart Search". The "Restart Search" option is used when the date provided in the GPS is not today's date. (See page 7 of the Owner's manual for an example) Legend Owners Manual: http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexLegend_OwnersManual.pdf D - Once the GPS can track 4 satellites, then the clock should reset and you should be fine. This process could take up to an hour. I have had this problem with my eTrex Vista and eTrex Legend (both backup GPSs) and resolved it by having the clock reset. In fact, I just tried my eTrex Legend today after not using it for many months and storing it without batteries and it had this same problem. I followed the steps above to fix the problem. This took about 35 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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