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My Garmin nuvi, a Christmas present this year-6months old, suddenly started staying on "acquiring satellites" yesterday. I rebooted it several times, stopped the car and held it in an open area, left it off in the car overnight, and still today it can't find satellites. it also shut itself off in less than five minutes when I disconnected it from the car. I love my nuvi--how can I make it better?? PK

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Hi,
Garmin Recommend updating the system with the webupdater
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Also turn WAAS off, in system settings

Regards.

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