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Garmin Nuvi 350

When I lift up my antenna for my GPS, it pop's up a message that say's : GPS turned off (for use indoors) and the starting point on the map is in Kansas, why is that? Can you give me a solution to this problem? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    when I am 200 kms from home and heading to a destination, it keeps telling me that I am just starting out from home.... help

  • RoadtripLove Aug 15, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My nuvi 350 is defaulting to Kansas and it says the GPS is turned off. I also have to input my country and language preferences every time I start the unit up. How can I get the default locations to save to my own?

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    The Demo file will not allow you to acquire a satellite lock.

    - Jim



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All you need is to reset the GPS. THere is a small button under the antenna. Simply press the button, and everything would be reset.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008


You need to delete the "demo" file from the unit!

Posted on Aug 20, 2008


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Last week for no reason my Garmin nuvi stopped working, i had a location entered into my GPS as I approached the half way point the Garmin froze. i shut it down and turned it back on but it is still in the...

Since powering off and on your GPS isn't solving the problem, you should attempt a RESET. The RESET procedure is as follows:

1) Disconnect the GPS from external power.
2) Raise the antenna.
3) Locate the RESET button close to the antenna hinge on the rear of the GPS.
4) Press and hold the RESET button for 3 seconds.
5) Reconnect the GPS to external power source.

The GPS will have been reset and power back on at this point. If you have problems still, contact Garmin Support. You can download your manual here.

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Hi, My Garmin nuvi displays 'gps is off' which means i am unable to de directed correctly as its saying im in the middle of no where. Please can you help? Thank you Laura

There are two possibilities as to why your GPS is not responding.

The first is to check your System Settings. Although it should not affect your GPS signal, check to see if the WAAS / EGNOS setting was turned off. If so, try turning it back on.

The other possibility is that the Garmin device is not reporting the status of your antenna properly. When the Antenna is closed on the nuvi 350, it disables the GPS functionality. Simply open the antenna to re-enable GPS. If the antenna IS open, there could be a hardware malfunction. This would require contacting Garmin for additional assistance.

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GPS is disabled

1:Turn the Nuvi on.

2:Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.

3:Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

4:Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings
Try this for hard reset .

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen [ Don't let go ] , and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.


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Reset behind Antenna, press this in
and update it at Garmin

Should be good.

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I have the same problem and tried updating firmware but that didn't seem to help. I tried factory resets and other "fixes" then I read another article on fixya

I followed the advice to put a wire into the external antenna receiver.
I used some torn apart cat 5 ethernet.
By inserting the wire into the middle it started finding satellites.
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I had this same problem.  Just lift up the antenna on the back, hold the reset button for 3 seconds, and then plug it in to an external power source.  Mine started right back up after just going black one day while driving and not turning back on until i did this.

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