I have the same problem you posted in January. Did you ever get your Street Pilot to acquire satellites? Mine ran fine for two months, then one day it refused to acquire statellites. It asks the standard questions but then goes back to that same page and won't acquire satellites.
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I'm assuming you mean a Street Pilot c310. If so, here is the link to the unit software from Garmin. Download it and follow the directions. Once you connect your GPS, it will update the device software are hopefully should fix the problem with it acquiring satellites.
More than likely when you reinstalled the gps receiver (the board with the wires connected to it) at the top of the receiver you did not position it properly. If it is not positioned properly it will not receive a satellite signal
I had the same issue with the only difference that I haven't replaced the battery yet. When my unit can't locate or acquire satellites I change between GPS and WAAS mode. Within 45 seconds my unit successfully locates satellite. After some time if I disconnect unit I might have to switch it back to GPS and so on, and so on, and so on. It worked for me for past 3 months... Hope it will help you...
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?
Question: Why won't my StreetPilot i-series device acquire satellites?
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If your StreetPilot i-series unit is having a hard time acquiring satellites we would recommend ensuring that it currently has the most recent version of unit software and then performing a master reset. In order to update your unit to the current version of software you will need to use the Garmin WebUpdater. Here is a link to the page on our website that has the WebUpdater program and instructions on how to use it: http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
Once your unit has the most up-to-date software, you may need to perform a master reset. To do this follow the steps below:
Start with the device turned off.
Press and hold the arrow button, wheel, and power button simultaneously.
Continue holding these buttons until you see the message, “Do you really want to erase all user data?”
Once this message appears, release all three buttons.
Note: A master reset will restore your unit to the factory defaults and will erase all of your favorites and recent selections.
Once you have completed these steps, please place your unit outside in an area where it will have a clear view of the sky. The unit may need 15-20 minutes to initially acquire satellites. Once your unit acquire satellites you may continue normal operation.
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This can be easily fixed....
I had the same problem, I returned first piece and exchanged for the second. Had the same problem with second and took back to Circuit city. The GPS guys took out 3rd one for me and had same problem. Then the manager came who has been using these for couple of years and tried to set the home location 3 times and it worked 3rd time. He did the same for the second returned piece and it also worked. He says since these pieces are programmed for Kansas we need to give 3-4 tried before the piece first 'locates' satellite and then acquires satellite. After the the piece just turned out to be awesome.