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Magellan 315 won't find satellites.

However, once in a while it will. But if I move the unit even a foot, I lose the satellites. I have it out in the open on a post. My rev. is 3.07 I think, not 3.15. Would up grading the rev help? How do I do that? I have tryed reitalizing SEVERAL times. Am about to give up.. HELP!!!

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  • Tinkerone Jul 08, 2008

    My Magellan 315 also would lose the sattelites. This continued to get worse until now it will not get the sattelites at all. Has any one resolved this problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I had the same problem recently. Re-initializing the unit solved it.

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I have one of these units and it too is experiencing the same problem. I have talked to one geocacher and he thinks it could be the connection to the antennae that is now broken. He has a different Magellan unit and he had to fix the antennae connection. I was going to try that on my unit, but I need to figure out how to open it. Hopefully this helps. If I find out more I will let you know. Greg

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