Question about Garmin GPSMAP 2006C GPS Receiver
SOURCE: Replacement GPS Antenna
You can either call eclipse and order one, but all their parts go through United Radio 800-634-8606 Call them and tell them what part you need, they will email Eclipse and get the part number. then contact you..
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
SOURCE: Waiting for GPS
From the Main Menu press the button underneath the spanner>Demo and deselect the first square if it is ticked>Save.
With your device turned off, press and hold the "OK" button in between the arrows and press the "On" button.
On screen you should see the "Maintenance Menu". Scroll to "GPS menu" using the arrow keys and select it using the "OK" button. Select "Perform a GPS cold start". When this has finished, press the "Home" key twice (the one with the three lines on it). Turn the unit off, then go outside, raise the antenna, and turn it on again. Keep it still for 10-15 minutes and the unit will start to pick up GPS again.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
SOURCE: waiting for valid gps signal
The GPS needs at least 3 satellite signals to operate.You are probably in a bad reception area. Move around a bit and try again until you see a signal array of 3 or more!
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
well a loose antenna can cause intermittent connections, but so can a low battery, despite it being plugged into a power source. Make sure battery is fully chatrged before use. I would suspect the battery chage first. Even get a new battery
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
SOURCE: waiting for a valid gps signal
A couple solutions:
1) Make sure the TomTom can "see" the sky well... the GPS satellite waves are rather weak and easily blocked by trees, and anything not a window.
2) Hook up your TomTom to the computer (see details at www.tomtom.com or in the manual)
2b) Do a "sync" and download all updates. One of the updates is a small file that tells the TomTom where the satellites are located this week, and helps it sync up much faster. The longer time between uses, the longer it takes TomTom to find the satellites, and that can takes up to 2-5 minutes sometimes.
That can be frustrating with a car full of people waiting to get going and the driver doesn't want to drive without making sure the TomTom works and is giving valid directions.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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