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Garmin satellite issues

I have a new garmin nuvi 200. Used it today and when I put it in the window mount it would not acquire a satellite- for over 1/2 hour. Then it would get it for a minute and drop it. In frustration I took it down and set in the passenger's seat- poof, it started working and worked fine. When I put it back in the window mount it lost the signal again and again. Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    New Garmin Nuvi 200 for Christmas. It can't locate satellite anymore--no matter where it is in the car. Help!

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I actually resolved my problem- I returned it after Garmin had me try several things and it still didn't work. Said it was a defective unit. New unit works great. Couple of things I would suggest is to reset the unit- by pushing reset on bottom of unit (you will not lose all of your data). If that doesn't work, do a complete system reset (you will lose any stored data). While pushing the reset button, hold your finger on the right corner of the touch screen (with unit turned off). This was the last thing Garmin had me do before we gave up! Also, when you fired your unit up for the first time you were outside so it could get good satellite feed on the initial start-up? Apparently that can make a big difference.

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I have the same problem. I took it back and got a replacement. But it also has the same problem! So frustrating.

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Several makes of cars most notably the Saturn have coatings on the windshields that block some frequencies of RF, for example the RF that is used to communicate with the transponder on automatic toll collection on Toronto, Canadas' Toll Rte. Hwy 407. Perhaps that is the issue as your unit aquires the satellite when placed near a different window.

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