Question about GPS Devices
I have a mio c510 sat nav.. it has worked fine since i have had it but recently it cant seem to lock on a gps signal
any ideas please.
many thanks in advance
SOURCE: my garmin nuvi 200w sat
There are a few options for you...
1. Check to see under what kind of conditions the GPS loses it's signal. If there are tall buildings, is a cloudy day etc or even the position of the GPS in the car (does it have a clear sight of view of the sky)... In the latter case, you could change the position of the GPS where it gets a clear view of the sky. For Cloudy days, better have a map ready or preplan the route using mapquest/googlemaps, as nuvi 200 series is especially notorious for these type of situations. For tall building problems, what I do is (c330, not nuvi), just tap the route displayed on the top before the signal gets lost and memorize the next few upcoming turns. Or avoid downtown (where those huge skyscrapers are)
2. If you have enabled WAAS setting in the settings menu (it should be somewhere under "GPS mode", disbale/uncheck it and use the normal GPS mode. WAAS may provide you a more accurate position, but at the expense of some avaialble satellites.
3. Or your GPS may have a genuine problem, then your only recourse is to call Garmin and talk to them. Here's the contact info:
Support North America
(for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Central time (closed holidays)
Email Product Support: TechSupp@garmin.com
Product Support Phone
1-866-429-9296 (Canada) or (913) 397-8200
Good Luck. Personally I would avoid the 200 series and go with the 3xx, 6xx or even better the 7xx series (if you need all the bells & whistles)
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
SOURCE: mio c220 sat nav update
You have to find someone who bought a Mio C220 with europe maps on their cd that came with their unit. You can download map from their cd using a 1gb sd card plugged into your computer.
Or try Ebay.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Turn the device off( from the back button) press volume up and the flag button( third from the right) in the same time and power on the device. Keep pressed the two buttons untill a screen shows . Press ok and then another ok. Then restart the device. This will do it
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: MIO P350 cannot get GPS signal
What navigation software you use? All navigation software need to install correct Port and Baud Rate for work - please check it in you software.
If you need help or professional GPS-consultation or unlock you PNA, update navigation maps - please ask
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
SOURCE: igo sat nav cant get gps signal
The mosdt common reason for non connection is low battery power. The battery lasts approx 2 years and may not be charging correctly. Try changing to a new battery.
Second reason is that it is not on the right port, consult manual for your model and set it to its correct port and BAUD rate.
Finally if you have started the enginbe with it connected to the 12v car outlet you may have damaged the chip.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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