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Change location i just rec'd my garmin and it's starting me out in kansas i live in nj. i dont' have a reset button but held down the on switch for 8 seconds. it reset for me i entered the NJ state but it always goes back to starting me out in kansas. i cant' find ur phone for help.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    We are not Garmin. This is Fixya. A factory new Nuvi will be programmed to the default factory address of Garmin HQ in Kansas. You have to let the unit acquire a satellite lock before it will know you are in NJ. Please see this page for more info:



    http://www.sharc.net/nuvi_antenna_repair...



    - Jim

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For first time use it will default to where it was manufactured and tested, which is usually in Kansas. The first time you use it will take the longest to acquire. It is said to take anywhere from 5 min to 45. I recommend bringing it with you in your car and let it chill out on the dash until it finds where its at. After that it should only take a minute to find your location.

If that doesn't work do a unit software update. You can find the appropriate file at: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

If you would like to contact Garmin Tech Support their number is 1-800-800-1020

Good luck!

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