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Garmin c340 loses the satellite very frequently. Battery?

Noticed the problem recently in hilly Pittsburgh and at Jersey shore.

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1. make sure the unit is as low un the windshield as possible, remember it needs to see the sky, the more sky it can see the more sat it can lock in on.
2. Check the GPS Mode, under tools(Wrench), select system, the GPS mode, make sure it is in the normal setting. WAAS is more accurate, but most of the sats are at the equator, so in some areas the coverage is not as good.
Hope this helps.

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Why does my c340 keep losing satellite reception


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please follow these instruction and this should help if not let me know and i willcontinue to get you more information for you
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  1. Step 1 Calibrate the screen of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the touch screen does not seem to respond when you hit it with your finger or a stylus, you may need to calibrate it. To do this, turn the unit off and then hold down the "Power" key for approximately one minute. You will see a calibration screen come up that will recalibrate the GPS2_bing.gif unit.
  2. Step 2 Reset the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If your GPS unit is not responding or is stuck on a particular screen, it may need to be reset in order to operate. To reset, remove the face plate of the unit by gently prying it off. Locate the "Reset" button under the face plate and press down in order to restart the device.
  3. Step 3 Change the fuse of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the fuse blows on the GPS, you will need to make a replacement using an ACG/3AG 2 amp fuse. Unscrew the adapter cord at the end and remove the fuse found there. Put in the new fuse to see if this returns function to the unit.
  4. Step 4 Update the software for your Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the GPS is not providing you with correct directional information, you may need to update the software or download new maps onto the device. Connect the Garmin StreetPilot C340 with the USB cord to your PC and log on the Garmin website for available updates.

Jan 15, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Frequently loses satellites.


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor satellite reception, loosing satellites, and taking a long time to acquire satellites are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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My garmin c340 will no longer connect to satellite


Hi
Try updating at Garmin Here
This can resolve sat problems
Regards.

Apr 15, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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We cannot get our garmin c340 to acquire satellites.


turn it on and use it more ,even if going to grandmoms house ,for some reason they lose satelites when not in use.i found useing it or at least turning it on every day has cured the problem.hope this helps

Dec 28, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Searching for satellite


First, be sure you are outside, in the open when making this diagnosis. Some cars have metallic defrosting layers, which blocks the GPS signal. Also, first fix when new may take several minutes (5-10 minutes).

If, when outside in clear view, you still have problems, try this...

Have you tried a hardware RESET? The button is hidden behind the front panel, which snaps off by a fingernail slot located directly under the GARMIN logo on the front panel.

* Use caution removing and reinstalling the front panel... it's somewhat fragile... wiggle it a little to get it off.

Press where it says "Press to Reset", hold for a second or two. Charge the unit with the car cord or USB cable, then try to turn it on again.

Once you can get the unit to (hopefully) turn ON, you should run all updates (there may be several!) using Garmin's Webupdater. (Connect to computer with USB cable first.)

Hope this helps!!

Jun 09, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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C340


Make sure you are outside with a clear view of the sky. It will lock faster if you are not moving.

Jun 09, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Garmin C340 battery not charging


The Garmin batteries tend to die after about 2 years. Garmin will replace the battery for you but prepare to pay top dollar. It is a shame because the problem is commonplace. They should have made the replacement user friendly. The battery is buried deep inside and it is soldered.

May 06, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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GPS looses direction in city streets


If you are driving in a city with a lot of tall buildings, trees or elevated trains, the unit will lose the signal from the satellites. This is due to the GPS receiver used on the C340. It may help to place the unit in WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) mode. This uses ground information as well as satellites to help you navigate. Good luck.

Apr 10, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Saving Favorites before updating Garmin c340


Use MapSource to transfer the Waypoints from the unit to your PC. If you lose them, you can then transfer them back. (I updated a C330 from 4.40 to 6.10 and did NOT lose them, however.)

Feb 23, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Garmin c340 gps freezes up


Avoid buying Garmin GPS. Their units have a non user replaceable battery that last about 2 years. After that, you have to send the unit to Garmin to replace the battery and be hit with at least $150 plus shipping. Possibly more if they need to fine tune something else. Look at other brands with easier battery replacement such as Sony, Navigon, etc. Garmin is a total rip off.

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