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Trouble tracking satellites

On switching to VIEW MAPS a TRouble tracking satellites notice appears

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My Garmin Nuvi 760 has trouble loating satellites. I sometimes complete a whole trip before the GPS starts showing me maps. This problem has occurres recentlybut it always took up to 10 mins each time to...

Have you registered and updated your Garmin. There are free software updates available. You will need a usb cable and need to download Garmin Updater.
Always back up your gps before doing any updates. To back up your garmin just copy the entire garmin folder that shows up in my computer after you connect the usb cable.
I will attach a link below.
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Just purchased the above product and still no satallite signal after updating maps and completing master reset.

There's no indication of the GPS you have. There are, however, some problems that all GPS units have. If you're using it your car and your car has tinted windows, the windows may contain metal oxide. satellite signals have trouble penetrating this type of window. Try using the unit outside the car to make sure it can receive the satellite signal. If it can, you may need to get an external antenna for your GPS.

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Nuvi350 doesn't locate any satillites. What can I do?

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  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it may take longer than normal to establish an initial position. If the unit is powered on and outdoors with a clear view of the sky this should not take more than 3-5 minutes.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time (more then a month), it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites. Even standing next to a window indoors will block a majority of the sky which is needed for a device to locate and lock onto a satellite signal.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take 3-5 minutes to acquire while outdoors as the data that is used to locate satellites may have been erased.
  • If your unit has traveled over 500 miles while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire even in ideal conditions.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, your unit may need an external antenna* in order to acquire satellites.
    • If you suspect this to be an issue, try taking the unit outside of the vehicle with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes so that the unit can acquire satellites. If your unit loses satellites once moved back into your vehicle you will most likely need an external antenna*.
If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software by using our WebUpdater program. Once your unit is updated please allow the unit to acquire satellites outdoors in a stationary position with a clear view of the sky.

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My garmin will idle after turning it on "aquiring satelites", after awhile it will give me the white screen "trouble tracking satelites, are you indoors now?" answer "no"when the garmin asks you if you are in a particular state answer "no". It works for me everytime, don't know why, just that it works to lie sometimes.

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you have to download a third party software to upload the maps, I used GPSsendmap, can be obtained free from
Just download sendMap20 rev. 6.0 for windows. It works.

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get a new unit like any magellan mastreo series or roadmate 800 ,i had a 700 they start having alot of problems after i did my research on here.

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