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Garmin streetpilot c530

My garmin wont aquire satellites and i have the most updated software and i tried resetting it but it still doesnt work

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Try calling their main number in Olathe, Kansas 1-800-800-1020 - i had the same problem with mine after we had gone online, registered, and downloaded updated software. The sucker would not find satellite signals. I ended up shipping mine back today - hoping they will fix it and send back quickly. The tech guy I worked with over the phone was extremely polite and walked me through some steps that should have solved the problem.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Pull the face off, press reset button under it,
then update it at Garmin's Web-updater website.

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Press the lower right corner of the screen, while turning on, keep pressing until the message
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Have you tried firmware update for your gps .
If you have not tried it try to update the latest firmware .
By updating firmware your problem can be fixed .

If your problem still exists then try to charge your gps from any external charger and check whether screen is working properly .

If your problem still continues then you need to take your gps to near by shop to get it repaired .

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There are three forms of resets on the unit.

The first is the reset under the front face plate. The second is where you hold the power button for a long time (30 seconds).

The last and potentially warranty voiding solution is to pull off the front face plate. Remove the four tiny philips head screws. The front face plate can now be lifted off. There you will see a battery and a little connector with 2 or 3 wires attached to it. Disconnect it. Wait a while... 30 seconds.... 30 minutes... overnight.... and plug it back in.

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