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Bought StreetPilot III used, can't locate satellites

I bought a used Garmin StreetPilot III, and it cannot locate the satellites. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    can't load usb drivers setup

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    just plugged inusb cord and other end to garmin

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Buy an external antenna available from garmin

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

You may need an external aerial

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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Are you using it outside or in your car? Mine will not pick up sats fron inside my house.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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