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The GPSmap 60CSx will not acquire a satellite signal even in open water with clear skies on Lake Michigan.

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I suggest trying a external antenna. This will let you know if the internal antenna connector is broken. You can also do a system reset. Back up all user data first then;

Power the unit on while holding down the Page and Enter buttons. Hold them down until you get a prompt that asks you if you want to RESET. Select yes and lets hope that works. Also doing a update may fix the unit also. To update just use the free program WebUpdater found on Garmins website. For assistance please feel free to contact GPSCity the gps experts

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Gps 60csx don't get satellites signal level


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use the webupdater and replace GPSChipsetTypeG file.

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Dec 08, 2012 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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While driving Garmin Nuvi 250 constantly loses satellite signal. The screen says that it is aquiring a signal. It is also constantly refiguring the route.


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  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it may take longer than normal to establish an initial position. If the unit is powered on and outdoors with a clear view of the sky this should not take more than 3-5 minutes.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time (more then a month), it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites. Even standing next to a window indoors will block a majority of the sky which is needed for a device to locate and lock onto a satellite signal.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take 3-5 minutes to acquire while outdoors as the data that is used to locate satellites may have been erased.
  • If your unit has traveled over 500 miles while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take 3-5 minutes to acquire even in ideal conditions.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, your unit may need an external antenna* in order to acquire satellites.
    • If you suspect this to be an issue, try taking the unit outside of the vehicle with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes so that the unit can acquire satellites. If your unit loses satellites once moved back into your vehicle you will most likely need an external antenna*.
If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software by using our WebUpdater program. Once your unit is updated please allow the unit to acquire satellites outdoors in a stationary position with a clear view of the sky.

Nov 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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My GPS cannot detect the satellite signal.


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If your GPSMAP 60CSx will not acquire a satellite signal when outside with a clear view of the sky, please try the following:
  1. Click here http://garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install and update your unit
  3. Once updated allow for the device to set free from obstructions for 20 minutes to acquire satellites
If this does not work then we suggest doing a master reset with your device - Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your device to the default factory settings. To perform the master reset please do the following:

  1. Turn the device OFF
  2. Press and hold Quit + Menu + Out + Power
  3. The device screen will then flash and will power on
  4. Leave the device turned ON with a clear view of the sky without moving it for approximately 30 minutes so that it may acquire satellites

If still unable to acquire satellites, contact Garmin Customer Support via one of the methods below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
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E-mail Product Support

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Oct 08, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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No satellites signal


Update/Reload your unit's GPS and sytem software via Garmin page or use Web Updater. Your unit will be functioning again. This problem also occurs if you leave your unit on a dash board in a car and it is exposed to hight temperature.

Mar 08, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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The GPS cannot get satellite signal. It only displayed "acquiring satellite" considering that we are in open fields with clear sky.


Shut off the Receiver...

Press and hold Page + Menu + Power...

Then select "Yes" to erase all user data...

Leave it on with a clear view of the sky without moving for about 30 minutes to acquire the satellites.

Nov 28, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver

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Not acquire sattelites


place the GPS outside with a clear 360 degree view of sky or as much of the horizon as possible and leave it for a few hours it needs to download the almanac from all satellites before doing this

from the Acquiring Satellite page press menu and make sure that the topline of the menu reads "Use With GPS off" if it reads "Use With GPS on" (this means it will not find any SAT's ie for indoor use) press enter to turn the GPS Receiver on

Jan 01, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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Not acquiring satellites


Go to the Garmin Website and see if there is a Software update Available Hope this helps ttech

Jul 24, 2007 | Garmin GPSMAP 60 GPS Receiver

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