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My Garmin has stopped finding destinations - just says "Searching for Satellite)+

The Garmin comes on - it is plugged into my car - after I put destination in - it comes back with - are you inside - are you in Texas- is this the date - when respond - it just keeps trying to find satellite

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  • jadexl Feb 23, 2008

    stopped acquiring satellites while in route to a destination. has not worked since. asks have you traveled hundreds of miles since last use, is this the date, and are you inside. have tried clearing all errors but still doesnt work.

  • parkri Jul 27, 2008

    My Garmin 350 has stopped working enroute.Since then whenever i try to turn it on it asks me questions like are your indoors,have you travelled many miles from your destination.Is this the current date.

    When i see the Satellite bar it shows 0 bars.Tried resetting but no luck.Nee any solution on this?

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    When we turn on the garmin system it works great but between 15 and 30 minutes later it cann t find any more sattilites and ask the question What state? what time? but never comes back on as it is still searching for sattilites. WE turned it off and on, we set the reset buton. Nothing. One time it came on about an hour late but normally it never finde the sattilite

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    My garmin kept doing this exact same thing while we were on vacation. Totally undependable unit...think it was the nuvi. It was so unreliable that it was 'searching for satellite' more often than it was giving directions. Anyway, we were on vacation and it lost signal for about the 5th time that evening... the final time was as we passed a Target, we stopped, went in, bought a Tom Tom... plugged it right in and enjoyed the rest of our trip.. Garmin sux.



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I had the same problem with my Nuvi 310. Found a solution in here that works. Here's a copy of the advice.....note you will need to get in the car and set it for a destination and go. 5-10 mins later the Garmin Nuvi will lose the satellites, but don't adjust it it, leave it on and keep going. Eventually after about an hour it will right itself, pick up the satellites and evrything will be back to normal.

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I experienced the same problem about acquiring satellite signal even when it's a clear sunny day. After 30 mintues, it was still searching!
The unit appeared to have "stuck" in this acquiring mode. The following worked for me:
1) open the GPS antenna
2) press the bottom left screen while holding the power button to turn the unit on
3) enter maintenace mode
4) select diagnostics
5) clear error report, do NOT clear any user data
6) restart unit the usual way

My GPS 350 was able to acquire satellite signal in less than 1 minute after the above steps were taken.

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Thatt dont help

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Hmmm, sounds like the aerial connector. Sometimes not folding the aerial out all the way sorts it out. I've always found this connector a bit tacky....try it first though

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