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Trouble tracking satellites

On switching to VIEW MAPS a TRouble tracking satellites notice appears

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    when driving satellite reception was lost. now even with rebooting and following all garmin instructions, unit will not find satellites

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    cannot get the unit to find the satellites, suddenly stopped when i was mid route , unit has been rebooted and followed all instructions on garmin site

  • bdjeff Apr 11, 2008

    Nuvi 610 stopped in mid route. Now when switched on , message read "trouble finding satellite" Tried everything, nothing work. Unit is stuck.

    Help. Jeff

  • Tony123x Jun 02, 2008

    In mid route...lost Satellite reception...never found it since!!. have re-booted, reinstalled software but still have a sat nav that is missing an important element.

  • meirelex Sep 16, 2008

    trouble finding sttellites

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    The same problem happened to me a few days ago. Whilst driving, the unit lost reception and has not come back since.



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