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Garmin nuvi 310 can not pick up satellites

I was driving in Melbourne yesterday and my GPS stopped working. the Nuvi 310 could not acquire the satellites and is stuck in the same street when it stopped working yesterday, the rest of the functions seem to work fine.
I have been advised to turn it of and turn it back on and leave it in the same spot out in the open sky for twenty minutes, this should fix the problem. it didn't

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  • DAD676 May 19, 2008

    have the same problen reset didnot help


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Yes i have the same problem. I have tried reseting the by pressing the button, as well as going to settings and changing factory settings back to start. Still not working :( HELP

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You may need to reset the system instead of just power on and power off. There should be a small reset button on the back (usually under the antenna) with a triangle on it. Push this button to reset (note if you push and hold, it will erase all of your personal settings (except security settings) and set them to factory defaults.

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