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GPS not searching for sattelite!!

Visiting Melbourne, Australia right now. GPS has been working wonderfully well all around Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand but in Melbourne she says "route calculation error: no raods near starting point". She doesn't even appear to be searching for a sattelite. She still knows how fast we are going and what direction we are travelling but can't seem to find a map. Anybody got any suggestions. I have been trying for a couple days. Big open spaces etc but no go.

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May i please know the model and the make of the product in details so that it can help me resolving the issue is a more prompt manner

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 19, 2008

    Make sure you have a clear, wide view of the sky - the GPS
    needs to have a direct view of at least 3-4 satellites to triangulate
    your location. If there are tall trees or buildings around it won't be
    able to

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 19, 2008

    "I recommend to do a master reset to clear any corrupt data that might be in the unit.

    1. With the device off put your fingertip on the BOTTOM RIGHT hand corner of the TOUCHSCREEN and press down.

    2.
    While pressing down on the screen go ahead and power the unit ON and
    continue pressing the screen until you see a message that says DO YOU
    REALLY WANT TO ERASE ALL USER DATA.

    3. You will then click YES.

    4. You will then go through the set up again and this will correct the issue.

    Once
    you have completed the reset please let the unit sit outside for about
    15-30 standing still so that it can acquire satellites."

    This
    appeared to work at first, but did not take away the problem in the
    end. Strange enough it does not always happen, sometimes it is working
    fine. Sometimes it looses connection after 5 minutes and does not
    reconnect. I am currently thinking of adding an extra external antenna
    to solve the issue.

    Hope this helps.

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha Apr 19, 2008

    Download from garmin the updatet software firmware for this model after this try again if this is dosen't work contact me again

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha Apr 19, 2008

    go into your favorite places list and delete the place named "home"
    then go to the location you want to save as your new home and press
    "where to" and then "home". Since there is no home saved, the GPS will
    ask if you want to save your current location as home. That should do
    it for you, and the map should be there.

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Good luck ...what are you travelling in? Meantime you could pick up a UBD from a Post Office they are realatively cheap, cheaper than Melways. LOL
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