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C330 Won't acquire satellites..

My c330 won't acquire any satellites. I was working just fine before. Garmin recommends leaving it on for approx. 45 min. in the car whilst stationary to fix the problem. Didn't work. I tried to reset. Played with all the settings features. Entered different destinations. I drove around with it for a whole day, and still nothing. What is up with this? Same problem. The c330 worked fine in the car for about 2 months. Now when it turns on it works through the normal pages to the "Aquiring Satellites" page and goes no further, no matter how long I leave it turned on.

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    mymgarmin will ask if I'm indoors,united states and the day of week. I give the correct answers and it will not navigate, it just reads acquiring satellites. I tried turning it off and restarting again . I also did the reset button and no results. it says it is fully charged.

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Please do a firmware update sir

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 21, 2008

    have you checked the chipset software (menu->system->menu
    button->software option).
    if The chipset software version was set to
    0.00 which means that the firmware update erased the chipset data.
    get the chipset data manually from the Garmin website and it fixes your
    problems.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 21, 2008

    1. Click on the link below and click "GPSMAP60CSx_360.exe".
    Choose to save the file to your computer.
    http://www.gpsinformation.org/perry/gps6...

    2. Choose a location where you can easily locate the file by saving it to a location such as the "My Documents" or Desktop.

    3. Once the download is complete, locate the file and double-click on it. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor.

    4. Click on the button labeled "Un-zip".

    5. Once the un-zip process is complete, click on the "Close" button to exit the Win-Zip Self Extractor.

    6. Open the C:\Garmin folder locate the file named 'Updater' and double click on it.

    7.
    You should see the name of your GPS device next to the 'USB Device'
    option on the Updater program window. Select the 'USB Device' option,
    then click on 'OK' on the Updater program window to start the data
    transfer.

    8. Once this is complete the unit's operating system will be update to the current version.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 21, 2008

    Hold onto the power button and push in and release the reset button on
    back and when the power logo comes up you release the start button.
    Another reset for the satalite aquisition is to push and hold the push
    in button on side and then push the reset button and release still
    holding the side button in until the power logo comes up and that will
    reset your satalite reception. Good luck.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 21, 2008

    nstructions for a hard reset:



    Hold down the power button, while holding, use the reset tool and on
    the back press gently and release the reset button, when the Palm logo
    appears, release the Power button.

    if nothing helps then your antenna is dead.

    you will have to change it sir.

    thank you

    good luck

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