Nextar has posted an answer to your question on their support site. It is in red at the top of the Q&A. BTW I am having the same problem with my M3. Here is the link: http://www.nextar.com/frontend/gps_navigation_systems.asp
I can't solve this. But it is happening to me, too. I probably know about as much about the satellite systems as you do. I've got an older aviation GPS I have not tried, yet. Did nextar indicate what Satellite was down and why the GPS would not acquire a different satellite.
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First you have to Set your GPS On the right Satellite Like Mangella GPS signal ...Look in the Manual or Downlod It From The Net Like Exemple...... (download Nextar M3 GPS Manual Utility, Then chose the one will Guide your to the right position USA Or CANADA Position accroding your Street Name, Good Luck.....
This is taken from the Nextar Support Web Site;
" Q: NOTICE for all US customers with M3 and Q4 series that have been having a problem recently with receiving a satellite signal.
A: Recently it has come to our attention that there has been a problem with a US GPS satellite, in the early morning of June 14 launch a sudden change in the code signal, leading to some GPS signal anomalies. It is told that the satellite signal should be running properly by June 22, 2009.
"Q: NOTICE for all US customers with M3 and Q4 series that have been having a problem recently with receiving a satellite signal.
A: Recently it has come to our attention that there has been a problem with a US GPS satellite, in the early morning of June 14 launch a sudden change in the code signal, leading to some GPS signal anomalies. It is told that the satellite signal should be running properly by June 22, 2009."
Hi. You are facing this problem because of the US GPS Satellite because there's a sudden change with the code signal which leads to GPS signal anomalies. Even though you've traded it. the problem is still there. It's better to go with another brand or model. As this problem cannot be fixed with this unit.
My problem has been remedied. I took the product back to the store and got my money back. I am sorry I had to do this but your tech support stinks. I did not think that I should have to pay for tech support on a product that was still under warranty. I did not purchase another Nextar due to the tech support. I will purchase another GPS system from another supplier.