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Re: searching for satellite
First, be sure you are outside, in the open when making this diagnosis. Some cars have metallic defrosting layers, which blocks the GPS signal. Also, first fix when new may take several minutes (5-10 minutes).
If, when outside in clear view, you still have problems, try this...
Have you tried a hardware RESET? The button is hidden behind the front panel, which snaps off by a fingernail slot located directly under the GARMIN logo on the front panel.
* Use caution removing and reinstalling the front panel... it's somewhat fragile... wiggle it a little to get it off.
Press where it says "Press to Reset", hold for a second or two. Charge the unit with the car cord or USB cable, then try to turn it on again.
Once you can get the unit to (hopefully) turn ON, you should run all updates (there may be several!) using Garmin's Webupdater. (Connect to computer with USB cable first.)
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Question: The time is not correct on my StreetPilot. How do I set it?
I think one of these 2 may help you....
The GPS unit acquires the time from satellites. Therefore, to display the correct time, the StreetPilot first needs to acquire satellites. You can then set the time zone and daylight savings time.
To set the time zone and daylight savings time:
Press the Menu button two times.
Select System Setup.
Select the Time tab.
Select the time zone and daylight savings preference.
1. make sure the unit is as low un the windshield as possible, remember it needs to see the sky, the more sky it can see the more sat it can lock in on.
2. Check the GPS Mode, under tools(Wrench), select system, the GPS mode, make sure it is in the normal setting. WAAS is more accurate, but most of the sats are at the equator, so in some areas the coverage is not as good.
Hope this helps.
Scroll down until you find "HOME", not the green bar on the top but scroll thru the favorites until you find "HOME" and select it.
Click on "EDIT", then on "DELETE".
Go outside your house, get a good satellite signal and click on "VIEW MAP".
You should zoom in or out according to your preference and click on the vehicle icon, as your are standing outside your house and...that's it! Just click on "YES" and enter the name as Home when it asks you "DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THIS LOCATION AS A FAVORITE?" You can even change the icon and enter other info...good luck!
I had the same problem with my brand new nuvi 200w. I called Garmin support and they were able to help me. I live on Long Island and evidently when I first turned on the unit I had selected the "Atlantic" time zone rather than "Eastern." The support tech had me reboot the unit by turning it off, holding my thumb onto the lower right hand corner of the screen and turning the unit back on. It does prompt you that you will lose your previous settings. When I reset it and selected the proper time zone its worked like a charm.
The clue is that the voice is slowing and low pitch. The main processor time base has slowed... which means everything will be buggy.
First try would be to Reset the unit. Remove the face cover (GENTLY pry it loose by the fingernail groove directly under the GARMIN logo), press the RESET button, then reattach front cover... this is covered in the owners manual, available online.
If not, then it sounds like a hardware failure... time for a 1-800-800-1020 call (their customer service number)