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I am in Italy and I can not get satellite reception for my GarminNuvi 260 . I downloaded the Europe NT Maps in Canada but I am unable to connect here. . I have tried it in open areas away from tall buildings . Still nothing. Any suggestions

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  • dennismauric Sep 12, 2010

    I tried to reset the GPS as you suggested by pressing down on the touch screen but there is no prompt to reset it once I turn it on again.

  • dennismauric Sep 12, 2010

    I have tried to reset the GPS as mentioned but pressing the touch screen does not bring up a prompt to do so. Still no satellite reception.

  • dennismauric Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks for your help. I am heading out of Rome tomorrow where I start to use the GPS. It may be easier to get the signal once I am in the open area. I will let you know if your solution works. Thanks again

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That is very peculiar, it should work fine in Italy. When you were in the states or other countries did it function normally? It sounds like the internal satellite acquisition unit in the GPS has malfunctioned...
Please let me know and I can continue to help.
THanks Tim

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Hello,

if you have reset the gps and you are still having the same problem, then the problem might be from your Gps antenna. Maybe you are not receiving reception because your antenna might not be receiving signal.

But if you have confirmed that your antenna is okay, then you will have to update your garmin nuvi. Follow the procedures below on how to update your garmin nuvi:

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.
2. Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web addres: "http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 "
3. Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the WebUpdater by following the wizard (accept defaults).
4. Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " WebUpdater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Take care.

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Hello,

I suggest you reset your GPS, to reset your gps, follow this steps, turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
Once the Garmin GPS unit is reset, remember to place the device outside where there is a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15 – 30 minutes in order for it to requires fix to GPS satellites. with this, this should fix the problem.

Take care.

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