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Locating Satellites This thing will not find a satellite it keeps telling me I am in Kansas. Tried to set home address about 50 times and still nothing. Took the face plate off and reset it as well. Any other ideas?

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same problem.. we need better directions for the problem lol problem is that it's christmas and no one is gonna check this out lol

  • buckeye1 Dec 25, 2007

    Try plugging it into the cigarette lighter in your car and go for a drive for about 5-10 minutes. Try entering your home address while you drive. I did this and finally got it to find a satellite and it is working great. Hope this helps.

  • BenjeB Dec 25, 2007

    Yes. Just got my wife our first GPS. Bought her the Garmin c340 and can"t get it to find a satellite. It still thinks it is in Kansas. I am going to try going out for a drive with it and enter the home address. I'll update if I can get it to work.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Yup. Got the same problem. It doesn't find satellites. It doesn't talk. I just got it as a gift. I've downloaded updates. I walked around with it to see if it acquires satellites. I don't think I will put up with this. It is too expensive to accept a built in defect. I think it is going back.

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    I had a similar problem with both units I bought. I got in the car with the 12v adapter plugged in. About 4 minutes into driving it located my car on the map, roughly. I live in a dense city neighborhood, and it would be off by a street or two. After a little while though it got it right.

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OK. Took it out on the road and after about 20 mins and several re-inputs (4 or 5) of the home address, it now works. I did delete the home address each time before re-imputting it. Worked great after that!

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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I had the same problem and i plugged mine in the car for about 10 mins and it works great now

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If after reading the above article your unit is still having problems, please ensure that your unit's software is up to date. You can do this by using our WebUpdater® program.

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