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My brand new Garmin Approach G6 will not acquire a GPS signal. Is there some way to correct the problem?

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All gps units need a clear view of the sky to collect enough data for a proper "fix". The less obstructions there are, the faster & more accurate the fix will be.

Initially, the first fix may take up to 20 minutes. Long acquisition times typically occur when the unit is powered up after being moved hundreds or miles or more since its last fix. This would be the case from manufacturing location in China where it was shut off to where ever you are now when you turned it on.

Acquisition times after this should be significantly less (10 - 60 seconds)

I hope this helps and good luck.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 1350 can't find signal

Fist you should travel around with it, and see if in a different area you get satellites.

It could be where you are at, so this does not mean that in another town or state it won't work.

If you try this and still have problems it could be the unit and you should contact the MFG and send it in for repair.

This is the contact support page I posted below if you need it, its a live link so if you click on it the page will open.



http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/support/supportcontact;jsessionid=0D1782886E6A3CF9512F8AEE898B8248

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal

my garmin nuvi200 keeps on searches for satellite,but it couldnt able to pick up signal. A question mark over a map is always im seeing througout

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal

So what happens when you connect it to the PC?
Make sure no sd cards are installed while you do this.
download and install web updater, run it it gets to a screen where it looks for the gps, plug the usb cable into the GPS (no USB hubs please!!!) Make sure it detects the GPS before you continue. Select the updates you need (don't install all the languages !!) after this is done the program will report the downloads are on the garmin, unplug the unit and it will reboot and whilst rebooting it will install the updates....so don't touch it until it reboots again and displays the regular screen....and make sure the batery is fully charged before you do this...!

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My Garmin Nuvi670 (brand New

This is not correct. This indicates that there is a problem with the satellite receiver. There should always be a number assigned to the GPS S/W version. If it returns a value of 0.0 this is a problem. If your unit is new, take it back to the store or call Garmin.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: gps garmin nuvi 705 most of times doesnot acquire

re position antenna

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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