Question about Garmin nuvi GPS
Takes about 10 minutes to pick up a gps signal
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Garmin GPS 45
It is probably one of the following:
In 1999 the GPS satellites were reset and the new almanac data had to be loaded into the GPS 45 for it to continue to work. It was not uncommon for that model to quicly kill a set of batteries when it is having difficulty acquiring, which would cause it to shut down in order to save the batteries for its internal memory.
I just did a quick search of the Garmin website and it appears they no longer support that model. If you go to their support page and send a request for a software update they can probably e mail it to you. The update is free but to down load it, you need a PC interface cable (RS232 serial port connector) Part Number: 010-10141-00 Suggested Retail Price: $ 38.09.
To rule this one out, borrow an antenna from another Garmin 45 or Garmin 48, or plug the unit into an external antenna and see if the unit still shuts down. The drawback to this method is that you can buy a new GPS that is superior to the one you have for about the same price as an external antenna.
If your batteries are low, the unit will automatically shut off to protect its internal memory. I tried a lot of different batteries in my 45 and I found that Eveready alkaline batteries worked best. Rechargeable nicad batteries don't work very well because they fool the battery meter. Newer models have a setting to specify that you are using rechargeable batteries.
Ultimately the best advice I can give you is buy a new GPS. For less than $150 you can buy a new model that is more accurate, more reliable, stores more waypoints, has a better display, is easier to use, and gives you more valuable information.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2008
SOURCE: Kenwood KNA-G510 antenna?
After contacting Kenwood tech support several times, a tech finally came out and said if the unit is under warranty send it back to them and they will swap it since they do not repair it. If the Unit is out of warranty, then contact Garmin. When I contacted Garmin, the tech stated that Kenwood is pulling a fast one instead of standing behind their product. So who actually owns this product Kenwood or Garmin? Both names are on the product, but no one wants to repair it. Anyway to make a long story short there is a new update for this product 3.60 as of Feb 2008, downloaded and the unit works fine. Should resolve this issue.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
SOURCE: Garmin GPS problem
I have a 276C that has the same problem. Garmin has a unit with this problem and is working on a solution. The problem is that the real time clock loses time when the unit is turned off and disconnected from a power source. As a result when you turn on the unit it thinks the satelites are in a different orbit than where they actually are. The unit will continue trying to aquire forever and not find the satelites. You have to select "New Location" from the menu and select "Autolocate" and the unit will start to look for any satelites in view. The unit should get a fix within 15 minutes. This is a very frustrating problem having to reset it every day. There is a new version of firmware (5.3). I don't know if the problem has been fixed with this release.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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