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1 battery too low in power
2) battery needs replacing
3 in a bad location

but possibley more #2

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To speed up the process, the Tomtom receivers can use a helper file stored on the device. It holds precomputed positional data for the GPS satellites that makes finding them a matter of a few seconds.

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You will need to connect your Tomtom device to a PC with the "Tomtom HOME" software installed, available from the Tomtom company web site. Use the software by following the onscreen instructions to update the package "QuickGPSFix" at least once every two weeks and you will find your device much more swift in establishing GPS connection.

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To speed up the process, the Tomtom receivers can use a helper file stored on the device. It holds precomputed positional data for the GPS satellites that makes finding them a matter of a few seconds.

However, the file holds precomputed data for some two weeks in advance only. After this period, the Tomtom device has to resort to the slow scanning procedure.

You will need to connect your Tomtom device to a PC with the "Tomtom HOME" software installed, available from the Tomtom company web site. Use the software by following the onscreen instructions to update the package "QuickGPSFix" at least once every two weeks and you will find your device much more swift in establishing GPS connection.

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Garmin nuvi 650 cannot establish satellite link


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I am in Sydney and the navman can't establish a signal. it remains stuck on the location it last got 'lost' on and cannot find a location.


in Australia you have to hold it upside down!

Seriously though the battery has to be fully charged to obtain a signal also in the middle of the city it may not be able to see clearly the birds . Other electronic factors can screen out connection.

Is it reporting a valid antenna connection in the pic that shows the satellite connections beoing made?

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If you don't have 3-way conferencing, you can use the system to conference (using two lines), and the CONF/TRANS button. There may be some disconnect supervision (ie DS cabinet) issues, Supervised/Unsupervised programmnig changes, and transmission losses in conferencing, so your mileage may vary. Best would be maybe to conference with a VoIP trunk or other lossless facility. Anyway, you put the first call on hold, make the second call, then press CONF and the held line to establish a 3-way. At this point, if you have Disconnect Supervision, you can press conference again and leave the call, or put the call on HOLD to keep it on your phone and the other 2 parties can still talk to each other.

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I have a NorStar M7310 phone -I am on a conf call - how do I mute the line where the other parties cant here


Conference [Feature] [3]


  • Establish a conference call between yourself and two other parties.
1. Make or answer the first call.
2. Put the first call on hold.
3. Make or answer the second call.
4. After the second call is connected, press [Feature] [3].
5. Press the line or intercom button of the first held call.
6. Press [Rls] to end the conference call


  • To split a conference:
    • Press the line or intercom button of one caller to consult privately while the other caller is on hold. To re-establish the conference, press [Feature] [3].
  • To independently hold two calls:
    • Press the line or intercom button of the first caller, then press [Hold]. The second caller is automatically put on hold. To re-establish the conference, retrieve one call from hold, press [Feature] [3], then retrieve the second call from hold.

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Hello i have the garmin 250 i had brought it on the water a few weeks ago and as soon as i got of the water it has a question mark and says aquiring satatiles but never picks up a signal and doesnt work...


Question: Why won't my unit acquire satellites?
--> Answer: There are a several different factors that can cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites:
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it is normal for it to take a while to establish its initial position.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take longer than normal to acquire.
  • If your unit has traveled a long distance while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, you may need an external antenna.
If your unit is not acquiring satellites, it is recommended that you place the unit in a stationary position where it has a clear view of the sky. In some cases it may be necessary to take the unit outside of your vehicle as certain vehicles inhibit the unit from acquiring satellites. As the unit receives signal from the satellites, it will begin to lock on to them individually until it has acquired enough information to establish your position.

If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software. You can do this using our WebUpdater program which can be found at the following link:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

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