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I just bought a Garmin Nuvi 1250 and have already took back one I bought earlier today. The problem is I get no GPS signal bars, so it is essentially useless to me. I charged it for an hour and half , and still no bars. I took it back for a new one and still no bars. Even my cell phone GPS can aquire a signal indoors. Is there something I need to do? does it have a certain charge time before it can aquire bars? I live in Portland with lots of tall buildings, so areas finding areas with cler expanses are virtually impossible, once again making it useless to me. Any advice you can give would be appreciated

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Install it in your car and place the antenna or place it so that its not being blocked from a view to the sky.

Drive around for 30 minutes it should get the signal within that time, aslong as you drive around, not in a circle etc.

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