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No satellite signal pick up

Hi, I have Garmin Forerunner 205, which I got about 3 years ago. It used to pick up the satellite signal at my house without any problem. Now, it won't do so -- it'll keep spooling indicating it is but it never picks up, even after 2 hours. It never gets past about 25% of the signal bar. I've moved the device around to various locations and it's the same result. Would a new battery fix the results? It turns on and off just fine.

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Yes ! 3 years is at the end of the expected lifespan of the battery

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