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Wont acquire any satellites

My Nuvi 350 just stopped working the other day after i have used it for almost a year now. It is stuck at acquiring satellites and just doesnt acquire any. I do not see the GPS getting any signal when i look at the signal bars.

Would appreciate if you have any suggestion.

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  • drnakkala May 15, 2008

    i have the same problem with my gps . any solution to this???

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Have you tried an external antenna? The flip antenna's are known to give problems,

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