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CANNOT GET SATELLITE POSITIONING ON MY NUVI 1340

I DO NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND HOW I CAN REPROGRAMME MY NUVI 1340 TO FIND THE SATELLITES AGAIN. MOST FRUSTRATING. PLEASE WILL YOU HELP.,..I AM NOT ALL THAT GOOD ON COMPUTERS. AWAIT YOUR HELP

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  • johnfaithmac May 11, 2010

    non really, i went with my nuvi 1340 to the shop and they wouldn't even look at it, the salesperson just
    said that from time to time the satellites change position in the sky and every 6 months i should go onto the computer and rig the nuvi up to it and ask for updates as the satellites change positions in the sky all the time and after 6 months or so, the nuvi cannot find them....i thought this was strange, but what do i know about moving satellites. after quite some time, i managed to download some update or other. inside the house even with the nuvi up against the closed window, it still cannot find satellites which it used to find even through a window. watch this space....i am going out later today so will take it outside where there should be NO EXCUSES not to find a satellite!

  • johnfaithmac May 18, 2010

    I TOOK THE NAVI 1340 BACK TO THE RETAILER AFTER FIGURING OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SOFTWARE AND
    THE SATNAV STILL DID NOT WORK....IT COULD NOT FIND ANY SATELLITES! THIS WAS THE SECOND
    TIME I HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH A GARMIN.

    I DECIDED TO
    UPGRADE TO A TOMTOM AND HAVE FOUND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GARMIN AND A TOMTOM LIKE DAY AND NIGHT. IF YOU CAN, ALWAYS BUY A TOMTOM...WORTH THE EXTRA, I CAN
    ASSURE YOU. WITH TOMTOM YOU HAVE BETWEEN 7 AND 8 SATELLITES TRACKING YOU....

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What do you mean program in the satellites? There is nothing to program for that, unit will when powered up and with a good clear site line to the sky will usually find and access the satellites on its own. If you are looking for the gps satellites they will already be programmed into the unit, if your looking for different satellites, well you got the wrong tool for that.

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  • Will Halftowaite May 12, 2010

    the salesperson just said that from time to time the satellites change position in the sky and every 6 months i should go onto the computer and rig the nuvi up to<-- That statement by your sales person is false. These are geosyncronous sattelites. They don't move, if they moved gps would be useless. The only thing an update should do is update your maps or some of the features in your gps unit. If i remember right there are a total of 30 satellites around the world for gps. They don't move. Go into your setup screen and find the gps section, this will show you the satellites, then go outdoors with the unit. If you still cannot find any satelites and would hazard the guess that your unit is defective and needs to be returned to the store for exchange. You may not like this answer but you can google "how many gps satellites " for yourself and see that i am in this instance at least I am right. Hope this helps. If you reply be advised will be 2 weeks before i post a response. On the road again. Hope this helps

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Actually xenomorf43, the GPS satellites are not geosynchronous. Check it out.

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