Question about Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver
Had my c330 for about a year (since 12/06) and had no problems. Last fall we started having trouble acquiring satellites...but it would usually pick them up after 5 minutes or so. Now we can't pick up a signal at all...neither in the car nor outside. Battery is strong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Previous post correct. Garmin suggests software update, purchase of new maps or hard reset.
Neither the free nor $70 map update fixed my acquiring satellite problem.
The hard reset work (turn power off, push and hold lower right corner of screen, turn power on. this purges your favorite locations). But it only found satellite for that one session and I had to keep resetting the unit.
But I noticed that, during the reset, my unit was "Locating satellite" rather than "Acquiring satellite". I found that there was a simple way to force the unit to Locate rater than Acquire.
After the unit fails to Acquire satellites, it asks "Are you indoors" and "Are you still in STATE". If you answer "NO" to both, the unit attempts to Locate the satellite (without purging favorites) and has been working for me for the last month or so.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
I went to the Garmin site and clicked on Support and Frequently asked questions. I found the problem " problem acquiring satellite". Garmin offered two solutions. The first solution is the free updating of the software. There is an updating tool that you download and it looks for all software updates for your particular model. The tool downloaded a software update (software updates are no cost) and the Garmin C330 is now acquiring the satellite. Either my Garmin needed a software update or else my software somehow got corrupted and the fresh software fixed the problem. Either way, this is an inexpensive way to fix this problem.
Posted on May 27, 2008
will not acquire satellites
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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