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Unable to acquire satellites after a software upgrade.

I received a c550 on 1/3/08. It worked great on 1/4/08. I upgraded the software from the site in the evening of 1/4/08 and now it won't find any satellites. I've performed a master reset and a user data reset numerous times and set it outside for at least 45 minutes (as garmin suggests on it's user support page) with no luck.

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  • mvassar Jan 07, 2008

    Thanks for the response. I did try downloading the update again. 3 times actually. On 2 different computers (1 with Vista, 1 with XP thinking it might be a Vista problem). My next step was to try and download the old version but I can't find it on Garmin's site. I think they might not keep old versions. Do you happen to know where I might find the old version?

  • mvassar Jan 16, 2008

    Thanks for the response. I did end up sending the unit back to Garmin and they sent me a new unit. Very quickly, actually (within 1 week of shipping). The new unit does contain the 6.0 version but so far it seems to work fine.

  • xvtsai Mar 05, 2008

    SAME THING happened to me. Garmin C530, on 3/4/2008 I installed the 6.10 update, and the thing doesn't get satellites anymore. Called Garmin tech support, they walked me through every possible fix, told me to send it in.... Ug...

  • dponson Apr 12, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem since downloading the 6.2. not found yet a solution

  • debsters Apr 17, 2008

    Hi, same problem...  Anybody find a fix yet that doesn't require sending it back to Garmin?  Thanks!



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How are previous versions aquired if not from Garmin's site? Are they available from a third party site and if so I do I acquire them?

Posted on Jan 21, 2008


I was informed by Garmin support to not download the latest updates as there may be a conflict issue. I have the same problem as you and they are sending a replacment unit and was told to run the unit as sent and not to download any current updates.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Have you tried downloading the update again? It's possible it did not download correctly, If this doesn't work, it may be possible to download the previous version again.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

  • Kevin Miller Jan 21, 2008

    The previous versions ARE available, just as an FYI. I know you have new units, but if you have issues in the future, the previous versions are not kept on Garmin's site, but they are available.

  • Kevin Miller Feb 07, 2008

    Yes, the previous versions are available from a third party site. They are available from, if I remember correctly. It is not so user friendly, but if you scroll about two-thirds down, you should see something that says Garmin previous versions, or something like that. You click it and pick your unit.


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