Question about Garmin GPSMAP 276C GPS Receiver
My GPS is no longer able to determine my position. The unit goes into auto locate mode but no satillietes are deteced. I have restarted the unit several times but this has not fixed the problem. Is there something I can do to fix the problem?
Do a factory restart, that helps me with the same problem.
press quit and power on/off at the same time.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
1. It takes a long time to auto-locate from a cold start. Are you leaving the unit outside with a clear view of the sky (no clouds, ideally) until it fails to find the satellites?
2. Be sure that the rotating antenna is attached properly. I suggest detaching the antenna, making sure that the contacts are clean and unobstructed, and then reattaching the antenna properly and securely.
3. Look up in the manual on how to "assist" the auto-locate mode by telling the unit your approximate location before you ask it to auto-locate for you.
Again, be sure you have the unit in a position where it has a clear, unobstructed view of the sky when you try this. That means not inside a building, not in a car, not under trees, etc...
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
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