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Re: Garmin gps, novi
What do you see if you use it in the open air? Same thing?
Some cars have a metal coating on the windows that works as a sun block, usually french cars. In these cars satellite reception is poor and this can be a reason for bad reception. Sometimes these problems also occur when a cell phone is too close to the gps. The gps does need line of sight to the sky to get a good signal, usually stuck to the windshield is sufficient.
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I have a 276C that has the same problem. Garmin has a unit with this
problem and is working on a solution. The problem is that the real time
clock loses time when the unit is turned off and disconnected from a
power source. As a result when you turn on the unit it thinks the
satelites are in a different orbit than where they actually are. The
unit will continue trying to aquire forever and not find the satelites.
You have to select "New Location" from the menu and select "Autolocate"
and the unit will start to look for any satelites in view. The unit
should get a fix within 15 minutes. This is a very frustrating problem
having to reset it every day. There is a new version of firmware (5.3).
I don't know if the problem has been fixed with this release.