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Cannot get lowrance 4800m off its American factory settings

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  • jivill Oct 02, 2010

    The GPS displays an american map and co-ordinates which are north west.This is how it displays the American factory settings,I can't get it to pick up a satellite here.

  • jivill Oct 02, 2010

    The Gps only has american maps,it is in a boat I bought,in the manual it says there is a auto satellite search in the satellite status menu but it is not on my screen.the manual is the right one for the gps.There must be an easy way to get it to pick up satellites here,I can't key any gps points into it until it finds these.

  • jivill Oct 02, 2010



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I'm not sure what do you mean by its american factory setting? if you could explain a bit maybe I can assist you with it.

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  • Ekse Oct 02, 2010

    Yes I suspected that might be the problem. Do you have a map of the area where you are now on the GPS? - what map does the GPS have installed on it right now, does it only have american maps currenctly? Can you for example, navigate, or move the map into europe, try finding finland, Then see if you can find Turku, If you can then find the street, Itainenpitkakatu from around the center of turku, then you definitely have more than american maps on the device.

    If you can't get out of USA, / america. Either the gps is set to use only american maps currently, or it does not have any other maps installed on the storage card?

  • Ekse Oct 02, 2010

    Built-in custom, detailed Lowrance map. Contains: enhanced detail of continental U.S. and Hawaii. Includes more than 60,000 nav aids and 10,000 wrecks/obstructions in coastal and Great Lakes waters. Metro areas, selected major streets/highways and interstate exit services details included.

    No outside US, hawaii, maps included.

  • Ekse Oct 02, 2010

    So you are in the US, on the map? Not outside of US

  • Ekse Oct 02, 2010

    page 26, satellite status page.

    On the page you have 3 pictures,

    1. no satellite signals --- 2. few satellite signals but no good signal -- 3rd image on right, notice good satellite signals from the almost full bars.

    If your status looks like the center picture, please move around, or make sure the antenna is on a good position with unblocked sky view.


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