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Hi, I have a garmin 260W that I use at home ( washington state). I purchased a download for France and downloaded it successfully. I have the map of france, but it is not locating the satellites - ( Paris). If I can not get the GPS of where I am, how do I get directions to where I want to go?

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When you change the location of your GPS drastically (taking it to another country), it sometimes takes 20-30 minutes for the unit to acquire the satellites and re-set itself for that country. Leave it in an area with open sky, and wait for it to find the satellites, then you should be able to navigate.

I know this solution might be too late for you, but I'm posting the solution in the hope that it can help others with the same problem.

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