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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My garmin will idle after turning it on "aquiring satelites", after awhile it will give me the white screen "trouble tracking satelites, are you indoors now?" answer "no"when the garmin asks you if you are in a particular state answer "no". It works for me everytime, don't know why, just that it works to lie sometimes.
The C330 does not have bluetooth capability. Regardless, this has nothing to do with the unit's ability to acquire satellites. Nor should the type of vehicle you purchased, unless the unit is unable to receive due to some feature, like something in the windshield, which is preventing the unit from receiving a proper signal. Does the unit work outside the vehicle?
You will have to leave the unit out in the open so it can 'see' the satellites. It might need from 20-30 minutes to acclimatize itself to the new location. It is set at Kansas because that's where the manufacturer is, so that is the last recorded satellite signal.
Did you try to reset the unit? Place you thumbnail in the groove located under the Garmin logo on the face plate. Gently pull off the face plate. Press the reset button. Turn the unit back on and see if it works - Of course replace the face plate carefully. Good luck! Dr. Know