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Garmin GPS Map 276C Cannot find satellites

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  • rottus Jun 18, 2008

    Same here.. I have not used mine for around 4 months.. now it tries to acquire satellites, not 1 bar shows on screen.. times out to simulator/try again screen.. tested in multiple locations where i have had perfect 3d satellite reception before, no joy.

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    My GPSmap 276c is doing the same thing - trying to acquire satellites and not succeeding.  Very strange.  Did you solve this?

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    Same problem here, all of a sudden "no satellites found"where I had them before. It tries to connect, then gives up and wants me to use the simulation...not worth much going down the road!!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Same Problem. My unit is about 3 years old and just started slowing down with satellite reception. It does finally get there. No answers found to date.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    my wife has the same unit without the problem.  If anyone finds an answer let me know at

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    Garmin 276c cannot acquire satellites. No bars show on acquiring satellites panel. Have done a location reset, stored wi/o batteries reset, autolocate, nothing works.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    GPS Map 276C

    Cannot acquire sattelites. sometimes it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to start working



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Upgrading to the latest firmware version has always gotten my 276C working again when this problem occurs. The latest version is 5.40.

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SOURCE: Re Garmin 276C. The unit

Try updateing the unit software

let me know the resuts.

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