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I am no longer getting a signal (it has been saying acquiring a signal) for 2 weeks now. i have only had this system for a year

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It's the antenna. Is it still plugged into the unit? Where is the antenna located? Try moving it to another location.

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Your disc player has a "lens or eye" that reads the electronic signal from your disc and transform that signal into a video image and audio sound. The reason why it stops playing and says there's no disc inside is because it fails to read the signal. The lens or eye may have acquired dirt that's blocking the signal. Try to open your disc player and locate the lens located on the center of the rotating disc holder. It is very easy to locate because it is directly under the disc. It is round, very small and made of glass. Get a cotton ear bud or just a small piece of cotton, moisten it with alcohol, or nail polish remover then wipe the lens. By doing it, you are removing the dirt that may have accumulated while you were using your disc player. It is highly advisable that you switch on all your electronic gadgets at least twice a week even if you're not using them. By doing this, you are preventing your electronic devices from acquiring moisture due to heat/coldness in the environment.
Another possibility, the format of the disc that you inserted (mp3, mp4, blueray, dvd) is not compatible with your player and therefore your player was not able to decode/read the signal.

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I have Dish 322 receiver. Everything was fine; a week or so ago satellite 119 reception was spotty, now we can't get 119 at all. We get 110 but only about 34%. Sometimes the receiver will power itself off...


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It looks like you have lost the signal for the 119 satellite from your dish. Are you getting an error message, either 002 or 015, saying the satellite signal has been lost or acquiring satellite signal? First, check the cables on the back of the receiver to make sure they are secure. You can also run a check switch test to see if there is a problem between your dish and receiver.

Press the Menu button on your remote. This will bring up the Main Menu on your TV screen. Input the numbers: 6 (System Setup), 1 (Installation), and 1 (Point Dish). On the right side of the Point Dish screen are 3 buttons. Select the Check Switch button. Within the 2 large boxes are satellite numbers and green or red boxes. Make a note of the satellite numbers (should be 119, 110), the trans, the device, and switch. Super dish and alternate should not be checked. Select the Test button on the bottom of the screen. If a box pops up with a warning about TV 2, select Yes. It will now run the check switch test. Let it complete the test. After completion, the screen will automatically go back to the Installation Summary screen. You may get a message stating that the Check Switch test has found fewer satellites than previously detected. If you get this message cancel out of each screen (do not save the results) till you are back to the TV screen and it is acquiring Satellite signal.

If you don't get that error message, see if the information on the Installation Summary has changed. Then select Done on the next 2 screens and cancel out of the others till you get the message, Acquiring Satellite Signal. After it finishes acquiring satellite signal and downloads the program guide, see if you are getting a picture - try different channels. If you still have problems, please email me at, ray.calo@dishnetwork.com. If you are still experiencing problems, we will need to send a technician to fix the problem.

Ray Calo
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No satellite signel - we were watching a program -


while ice can cause signal loss, there is a simple test to determine if there is an inline signal problem.

press MENU - 6 -1 - 1 and select check switch, then select test...

it will start at Testing 1 of 1.. then will change...

if it changes to 1 of 3 there is either something (ice) blocking the dish or the dish is no longer aligned.

if it goes to 1 of 38 the dish is no longer connected to your receiver.

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I have had a Garmin Nuvi 660 for 2 years now. While travelling in Florida last week with the unit on my dash and working properly I encountered heavy cloud cover. The unit said something like "poor...


if you havent gotten the December 2008 update for your 660, install the update and try again..this is a common problem with the nuvi series. you can get your update here
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its near the bottom of the page.

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My tomtom takes up to 20 minutes to acquire a signal when driving


try updating with the latest GPSfix updates via the tomtom home software

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Hello i have the garmin 250 i had brought it on the water a few weeks ago and as soon as i got of the water it has a question mark and says aquiring satatiles but never picks up a signal and doesnt work...


Question: Why won't my unit acquire satellites?
--> Answer: There are a several different factors that can cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites:
  • If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites.
  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it is normal for it to take a while to establish its initial position.
  • If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take longer than normal to acquire.
  • If your unit has traveled a long distance while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
  • If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, you may need an external antenna.
If your unit is not acquiring satellites, it is recommended that you place the unit in a stationary position where it has a clear view of the sky. In some cases it may be necessary to take the unit outside of your vehicle as certain vehicles inhibit the unit from acquiring satellites. As the unit receives signal from the satellites, it will begin to lock on to them individually until it has acquired enough information to establish your position.

If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software. You can do this using our WebUpdater program which can be found at the following link:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

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