Question about Garmin StreetPilot 2620 GPS Receiver

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My 2620 won't acquire satellites.

It just says it is locating satellites and nothing happens. It has been good other than this. The map of one of the last locations I was at appears but that is it.

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  • rockyagoodre Feb 03, 2009

    well I have it plugged in and it does not work anywhere in the Seattle area. It is not just where I am at. Is there an attena that I don't know about?

  • gerschwiler Feb 24, 2009

    I installed City Nav Europe 2008 last summer - havent used the Garmin since but when I tried it last Friday - acquiring Satellites failed - by window in home - in car - in car in open country - wherever Cannot detect satellites any more. I thought there may be a battery similar to CMOS/clock battery in pc. I have stripped 2620 down - cant find any battery. Has the device simply failed - in which case I will throw it away - or is there a simple replacement component that will fix it???

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These are tough sometimes, you have to be in a open area, not alot of trees. The unit will get satellites better if it is plugged in rather than on battery. If the unit still does not get satellites then it has to be that the satellite coverage in your area is not that great.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Aaron Andino Feb 03, 2009

    These units have an internal antenna. There could be something wrong with the unit, I would try going to the settings menu and resetting it. If it still doesn't work, try Garmin's troubleshooting on their website or call them, it might be something else.

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My navigation icon is dark and do not work .what can be the problem and where can I download the maps


  • If your device is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it may take longer than normal to establish an initial position. If the device is powered on and outdoors with a clear view of the sky, this should not take more than 3-5 minutes.
  • If your device does not have full view of the sky while placed in the car, it may not acquire satellites properly. For best satellite acquisition, mount the device on the windshield or dashboard.
  • If your device has not been used for an extended period of time (more than a month), it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites.
  • If your device 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 device or you have performed a master reset, your device may take 3-5 minutes to acquire while outdoors as the data that is used to locate satellites may have been erased.
  • If your device 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 device receiving signal, your device may need an external antenna in order to acquire satellites.
    • If you suspect this to be an issue, try taking the device outside of the vehicle with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes so that the device can acquire satellites. If your device loses satellites once moved back into your vehicle, you will most likely need an external antenna

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Yes. There is one more mapset and then there will be no more for us using the StreetPilot 2620. You are looking for the disc set North American Navigator 2009. Make sure you do not purchase the NT version. I found the item on EBAY for $81and purchased it and it worked just fine. The 2009 is the last compatible map set that Garmin released for the 2620. Be certain that what you purchase includes that unlock key otherwise you will spend another $75 on that at the Garmin Unlock Site.

Here is the link that is good for a few more days, however, may relist it. The seller is yumelectronics and the search term is 2009 City Navigator.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390193775928

Here is the search for EBAY:
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=city+navigator+2009

Here is the item on Garmin's site:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=8465

Listed as:
City Navigator® North America This product has been discontinued but is still available for purchase.

It is $99.99.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions.

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