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My Garmin 172C does not pick up satellites

It is used in summertime in a boat. It worked well several years but this year it won't find the satellites. It also shows wrong date and time. What can I do?

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The power switch usually allows you to adjust the backlight with a short tap there should be a scroll bar, use the four way toggle up to increase the back light.

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It righted itself when I switched it on again outside and 'calibrated' it by moving around with it in my hand. Obviously it is better not to leave the batteries out for so long, overnight, while recharging them.
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SOURCE: no satelite acquisition for garmin 172c

you need to go outside in an open area with no trees around and turn the garmin on untill it receives a sat connection it can take several minutes for it to find it

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Please see this link for more information on this problem and why it happens.

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See page 4 and 5 to speed up the process.

When Garmin does a power-up the current version is revealed during the boot. This will ID the update!

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