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Garmin GPSMAP 295 won't acquire SAT signals

My GPS 295, which has worked wonderfully for years, suddenly won't aquire SAT signals. It powers up normally, goes in the acquisition mode, and never shows a sign on any signals. Later offers the SIMULATION MODE, which works good. Have peeked inside and see nothing out of order that could have such an effect.

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  • garryg24 Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks, will give that a try pronto.

    Garry Grofcsik


  • garryg24 Jun 15, 2009

    Well, haven't tried it yet. Not sure why the nudge to accept the solution so quickly. I'll have a chance to try it within a few hours. Suspect, however, that the unit is busted. I have used it off and on for years ferrying airplanes. It's never even burped, even it it was neglected for months at a time. Also, don't have AC adapter, use batteries or plug to 12V DC aircraft power on various aircraft, big and small.

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Hi

If the GPS has not been used and allowed to acquire satellites within the last three weeks then follow these steps:
1. Plug the GPS into a wall outlet with the unit on and allow it to charge for eight hours
2. Perform a satellite reset: Start with the GPS off, a good antenna, and a clear view of the sky. Press and hold the ‘Out’ button then turn the GPS on using the ‘Power’ button. Continue to hold the ‘Out’ button until the “I Agree” message appears on the GPS. Release the ‘Out’ button and allow the GPS to acquire satellites for at least 15 minutes.
If the GPS is used on a regular basis but continues to show the incorrect date and time after power on then follow these steps:
1. Update the operating software to the latest version through www.garmin.com
2. Plug the GPS into a wall outlet with the unit on and allow it to charge for eight hours
3. Perform a reset: Start with the GPS off, a good antenna, and a clear view of the sky. Press and hold the ‘Quit’ button then turn the GPS on using the ‘Power’ button. Continue to hold the ‘Quit’ button until you see a message on the screen about deleting user information. (If you have not backed up the user information and want to do so you will need to download this information prior to completing this reset as the reset will delete user information.) Release the ‘Quit’ button and highlight the “Yes” and press the ‘Enter’ button.

Please do accept the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 15, 2009

    Hi Pronto



    I believe this will resolve your issue so please do accept the solution and revert for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 15, 2009

    Sorry for the misspelled name Gary.

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