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Re: cant connect to satellite.
Ok, sorry, I noticed the "Can't connect to satellite" right after I asked the problem. Have you tried a Master Reset yet? Be aware, if you do this, it WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITES. If you need to reinstall the firmware, you can do this at www.garmin.com. You have to download WebUpdater, then you can install updates, or reinstall the current firmware edition.
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there is actually a problem lots of people have with this unit and it seems in the FAQ i can find through garmin that it can take up to 30 minutes to aquire the satellites. there is no fix but if it has the option to get a additional antenna i would try so. If not id suggest a new unit.
Try performing a reset of the unit. Hold down the bottom right of the touchscreen and turn the unit on. It will ask you whether you want to reset allk data. Choose yes and try again. This should solve your problem. Hope this helps.
So what happens when you connect it to the PC?
Make sure no sd cards are installed while you do this.
download and install web updater, run it it gets to a screen where it looks for the gps, plug the usb cable into the GPS (no USB hubs please!!!) Make sure it detects the GPS before you continue. Select the updates you need (don't install all the languages !!) after this is done the program will report the downloads are on the garmin, unplug the unit and it will reboot and whilst rebooting it will install the updates....so don't touch it until it reboots again and displays the regular screen....and make sure the batery is fully charged before you do this...!
Try a re-load of the chipset driver. It is available from the Garmin website. I find that it occasionally becomes corrupt. You can check by entering the "Main Menu" then "Setup" then "System" then press Menu and choose "Software Version". If the "GPS SW Version" is 0.00 then a reload of the chipset driver will correct the problem.