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Can not lock in satellite signal - Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS Receiver

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  • rfeezor3 Sep 29, 2009

    roadmate 760 cannot get a satalite lock and keep it why?

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Plug it in, turn it on and let it sit out in the open. Make sure the antenna is flipped up with as much exposure to the open sky as possible in your vehicle. If the unit is working at all, it will eventually find and lock onto the satellitescan not lock in satellite signal - 2.gif. The 760 I'm using now came from California and it took over 2 hours to lock on. When I start a trip now, I let it sit before starting to drive and it locks on in just a few minutes.

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The possible causes of this are as follows

The batteries or battery is too low and eitjher need charging or replacing

The port or baud rate is not set correctly
it does not havce a clear view of the sky

The SIIRF chip is damaged or the unit has been dropped

The antenna is damaged or disconnected inside unit


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