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Garmin 45 no position.

I have just bought a Garmin 45 from USA as backup for my original Garmin 45 which works ok. Now in the UK it will not aquire satelites and the clock is showing the wrong time and year.

I have tried putting in my position and leaving it to search the sky overnight but still it has no position. ocasionally it appears to locate a satelite and then looses it again. Is it possible to download the almanac from my good unit via my laptop and upload it to the non-functioning unit?


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Re: Garmin 45 no position.

Did you use the select country, or autolocate

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