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WILL NOT LOCATE SATELLITES... GARMIN 1490T - Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Try to do a master reset on the device

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Garmin not receiving satellites


hmmm...did you check for the latest firmware, by chance?

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Why my location is always in chicago IL i'm in hawaii n i'll use in hawaii Also I can get signal at all...... I just purchased from sam's club. help me.


As GPS units are used, data is gathered which helps them acquire satellites quickly at the start of each use. If a device is used daily it should be able to acquire satellites in a minute or less. Using a GPS device while it is outdoors with a clear view of the entire sky is the ideal condition for acquiring satellites. Please know that there can be several different factors that may cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites: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 than 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.*Note: Some units may not be compatible with an external antenna. Please check the Compatible Devices tab on the external antenna's page to see if your unit is listed. OR I set up this link that will take you to ensure that it has the latest version of operating software http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Sep 11, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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GPS does not locate satellites. I have tried outside and in the car but continues to indicate that it is trying to locate satellites. worked fine the last time I used it about a month ago.


Hello terry1373,

Maybe this will help you some. I have found you the complete manual which covers most of the models of the Garmin Nuvi. It is the full manual from start to finish with complete operating procedures as well as schematics, operation instructions complete with pictures, and trouble shooting section and even other contact numbers to deal direct with Garmin, if your model is not covered in this manual.


Here is the link for you:

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Jul 28, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Can't locate satellites. ask if i'm indoors


Common problem. Please see this link for more info. Too much info to retype here:


http://www.sharc.net/gps_antenna_repair.htm


- Jim
sharcnet-usa@sharc.net

Jun 14, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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Cannot acquire satellites and freezes


Hi,
use the web-updater at garmin
or update the firmware at garmin,
turn WAAS on

turn GPS signal off
go outside after the update
turn GPS signal back on ( takes upto 15 mins to locate satelites )

should be good

Regards
Richard.

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My Garmin Nuvi 360 lost satellites during use and can't locate


I had the same problem with mine...I shut it down and left it off while giving it a full charge...

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Cannot locate satellites


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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Garmin Forerunner 305 cannot locate satellites


Hey, I install Garmin GPS Chipset Type G and now it seems work well.

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Bought StreetPilot III used, can't locate satellites


Are you using it outside or in your car? Mine will not pick up sats fron inside my house.
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