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Takes forever to locate satellite - Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    this is a built in fault with the 200 and 205

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have the Garmin "Hotfix" installed?

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I have a garmin NUVI i wish i can email you a picture but i cannot. This proves nothing tho but to tell you i had the same issue and the issue was the software got corupt on the device due to a bad battery, Not this is not always the case so i do welcome you to investigate but at least give me some face time with my arguement here. these unit are battery powered and there little small pocket pc so to speak there software is stored into Flash memeor inside witch can become corupt and take forever to load the gps mosule you are having issues with.

things to give a shot here.

1. corupted software try a complete reload.
2. how long you had that battery? Couple years? well betterys have a certain life cycle recharges.
3. if after a reload and battery the unit still does not work you can entertain repair.

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