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My garmin nuvi 1390t can not find a satellite? from time to time it will find a satellite but never often enough to nav by. takes anywhere from 10 minutes to never to try and find a satellite. i reboot, i wait and nothing improves it.

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There is a possiblility that the antenna is defective. Sometimes a factory reboot helps or re-burn of the firmware. One way to confirm an antenna problem is to go into the tools menu and select "about". If the screen says "GPS S/W = 0.0 (should be a real number like 2.9 or 3.0) then this indicates that your antenna is not communicating with the main board.

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