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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GARMIN GPS
Trip & Waypoint Manager should be all you need.
The USB drivers should have been automatically installed when you installed the program. If your computer prompts you for the driver location when you connect your GPS via USB, then you'll just need to reinstall the latest drivers (one time only--after that the computer should automatically detect and use the GPS whenever it is plugged in)
The latest drivers for your unit can be downloaded here. There is a new version (v.2.2.1) as of about one year ago.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
SOURCE: satellite reception
I have being having similar problem as every one else. There is nothing wrong with your Nuvi. Garmin (the company is the problem) they are trying to make you buy a new map--Not Exactly Cheap--Do Hard Reset and solve all the problems.
1) Place a finger (Any finger, middle finger worked for me!) at the left lower corner and turn on the Nuvi unit a message appear saying "Do you really want to start up in maintenance mode?" tap Yes
2) At the Maintenace screen tap clear user data (this will restore to factory condition) and follow the instruction on adjusting your prefered setings.
3) turn it off and Repeat step 1, this time when you get to maintance screen tap on "Clear waypoints" and follow the instruction. Let it sit for about an hour then voila.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
SOURCE: my Garmin Nuvi was working
Here is an email received directly from Garmin: I have tried this myself on several units and it worked. I can't gurantee it will work for all cases. In some cases the antenna may be defective. Also, click on the "wrench" symbol, then the "gear" symbol and then "about". Look at the number after the text "GPS S/W:" It should be a number like 2.9 or 3. If its 0.0, then the antenna is not communicating with the main board.
"Thank you for contacting Garmin International, I am happy
to help you with this.
Sometimes the almanac data that your nüvi stores for satellite acquisition becomes corrupted. This causes acquisition to become slow. To correct this we need to perform a master reset. This procedure will erase all user data.
With your nüvi powered off, press and hold the lower left corner of the screen. Next, turn the power on. Continue to hold the screen until it asks if you really want to enter maintenance mode. Next, choose clear user data. The screen will flicker a bit and then start up like it did when it was first turned on. Follow the directions to set time and location. You will have to reacquire satellites by turning on your nüvi with the antenna up outside in full view of the sky. This one time
acquisition may take up to 30 minutes. "
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
DIY is risky in this situation, besides there is 3 months warranty by Garmin on their interventions I would suggest you get it done by the professionals
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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