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I'm on my second nuvi 255w. As before this ine has

I'm on my second nuvi 255w. As before this one has begun to lose satellite reception without a good reason. When it does begin to track again, my car icon is off of the road and/or it shows me on a different street. Both of my units (I returned the first one) began acting up after approx 2 weeks. Garmin support has been worthless.They told me that I need to load their web updater, which did not improve the situation. AARRRRGGGHH!

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I am in the same boat as you.. I am on my 2nd 255w unit as well. The first one lasted 2 weeks. This one about 45 days. The thing I noticed, which may be coincidence, is I updated the software and map a couple days prior on each unit before problem occured. Last night the 2nd one lost satelite for about 5 hrs, an area I deliver pizza's in everday with no other problems. No mountains, no tall buidlings, yet I decided then to power off unit completely, stand outside and turn unit on. I waited about 10 minutes then put 255w back in vehicle in which at that time still was not working. But 30 minutes later when I got back into vehicle it was working again for the rest of the night. Not sure if standing outside corrected or not, but it is working again. I would be curious to know if the software update and map update plays a part in the problem.

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