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My unit has trouble aquiring satillites, what can I do to get reception?

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Posted on Aug 06, 2010


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My garmin street pilot c330 won't aquire satillite. this unit is 2 years old, but never out of the box. i got it from my son and tried to set up. when you turn it on all of the data in the unit is...

Try connecting in your car and leave it on and let it charge while you are driving it may eventually find the satellite, it probably remembers the last satellite it found which was in Kansas. You may not be getting a signal where your are right now so run some errands and leave it connected in your car.
You can also go to the garmin web site and try updating the unit. You will need a usb cable and will need to install garmin updater. Make sure the unit is fully charged.
If this does not work you can call garmin and they are usually very helpful. Here is the garmin link which will help answer some more questions.

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I have a nuvi 200w. My firmware updates and then I cannot aquire satillites. Do you have a solution?

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Make sure you have clear visibility of sky away from tall buildings.
If that fails try reloading software again, go to garmin and download web updater.
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Usually a reset will fix this. Make sure it has a clear view of the sky and ful charge or on the charger. reset and let it download and install new catalogs. Then it should be able to restart normally and know where it is.

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How to get it to aquire satellites

Please see this link to see if you can restore reception yourself or if your unit will need to be repaired:

- Jim

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Hi there I do have a question about my Gps, when I am going somethere I put adress in , but navigation says to me A GPS- signal is not available now.Navigation will start automaticalli when signal is...

im not sure if you were allready moving when this happened, but that is very common if you just turned the unit on, because it takes time for the satellites to locate and lock on to you when you first start the gps if it was totally turned off (sleep mode is another story)

if you lost the satellites while in the middle of your trip, that could of been caused by a few different reasons ,in between tall buildings,your gps might need updated, some windsheilds block gps reception to the point they can lock on to the satillites.

if the problem is persistent and your sure the unit was locked on to the satillites and you were in a relatively open area, i would try an update if it continues.

if you need help locating a update, just let me know. i would recommend updating it if its never been updated. bill

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possibly the unit is set to 'use with gps off' mode

go to the satillite page and hit menu
select use 'gps on' then enter

make sure you let it re-find the satillites again before you move off


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