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Sesrching for satellites

Why is it when i'm really lost (have been on 2 occasions recently), the garmin 200w cant find Satellites.. Does it have a sixth sense or something??!! Seriously aggravating though.. band new unit.. Trouble finding Satellites.. For HOURS!! Please help! email: dinodrums@mac.com

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  • dinodrums Feb 26, 2008

    Damn unit still doesn't show any Satellite bars... Oh by the way, i am outside away from any interference!

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    Can't acquire a satellite

  • Coimbra May 23, 2008

    Every time the GPS is turned off, the same problem appears again when you turn on. I've had this problem on my last trip to Europe. It is a hell!

  • claudinemann May 24, 2008

    It takes a long time for my garmin nuvi 200w to find satellites. It has taken up to 1 hour. Very frustating - Can you help?

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Okay well have you tried to return the item and see about getting it exchanged for a new one and see if that one works, it's not uncommon for a product that goes down an assembly line to have a few of them that don't work. I would try there and if they don't do anything for you I would call garmin directly.

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