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GPS 60 unit shows "Searching the Sky" status message all the time

I've had my Garmin GPS 60 unit for just one year. It worked in October 2007 but now, three months later, the Satellite page only says "Searching the Sky". It never even gets to the "Acquiring Satellites" state. The Satellite page does not show even one satellite signal.

If I put the GPS 60 right next to my brand new nuvi 360, the 360 sees at least six satellites, but the 60 cannot see any.

I have tried everything that I can think of - I have replaced the batteries, disabled the GPS antenna then enabled it again, disabled WAAS then enabled it again, reconfigured every system setting in the main menu, reinstalled the unit software, reinstalled the USB drivers, and used the WebUpdater to check for updates. Can anyone suggest something else before I send this thing back to Garmin?

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    On my GPS 60 with same problem, I noticed the date displayed was wrong by 1 day. I think when the unit's internal clock gets stopped and the unit is moved many miles then the unit fails to see satellites.

    When you turn it on, press MENU and choose "New Location" then the GPS 60 goes through a longer and slower search for satellites. After 10 minutes of "New Location" the GPS 60 gradually found more satellites and then Bingo... told me I was in my own back yard.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I have the above unit, it is my second in three years they have both given me the same problem. Games and reversing camera work fine, but GPS will not operate, it just clicks but will not proceed to next screen to put in destination, just clicks.
    Can you please help with solution to this problem or do these units only last about 18months?



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The "New Location" fix above brought my GPS 60 back to full operation. I did reload the GPS software from Garmin but the recovery depended on well charged batteries and as above: turn the unit on
press MENU button
scroll to "New Location"
wait 10 minutes for the GPS to recover.

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