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I have a Garmin GPS unit which is not able to locate a satellite.

I have a Garmin c330 Streetpilot GPS system. It says that it unable to locate a satellite. Everything else seems to be functioning properly. Does the battery have to be fully charged in order for it to locate one?

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  • rmgeb Nov 11, 2008

    my Gps works intermitently. On a recent trip it suddenly lost satellite connection. Then later it began to work for only a few minutes then again lost satellite. This occurred repeatedly during trip. At one point it said low battery but I had it plugged into the car outlet at all times. Could it be the battery? The unit is 4 years old.

  • jimmypaver Nov 15, 2008

    I have a Garmin C330 only 1 year old it is not able to locate satelite reads acquiring satellites is there any thing I can do

  • mbilko Dec 11, 2008

    My Garmin has the same described problem occurring intermittently. It will attempt at times to acquire satellites and stay in the 'acquiring satellites'

    mode. It sometimes will work on a cloudy rainy day and not work on a clear sunny day so I've ruled out the weather. Any solutions ?

  • barrybob Dec 11, 2008

    slow to acquire satellite upon turning on and frequently loses contact

  • mlowyy Jan 28, 2009

    Unit has a question mark blinking. Then asks am I indoors. Questions if I am in Florida. Yes. Then asks if the day on the screen is correct. Yes. Then still cannot locate satellites.

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