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No signal Hi seem to have no signal on my gps. I have tried a new antenna as the connector end was breaking off but this has not helped. Any suggestions

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Are you shure that you dont have metal film in your car windows. Try to place the antenna outside the cabin, on the roof or bonnet. Steen AET

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My garmin quest 2 gps will not connect with satelites It loses its signal way too often.

I have seen this before. The flip up antenna connection tends to be a bit fragile and eventually will break the connector away from the antenna circuit board. It is a fairly easy fix if you are handy with a small soldering iron. I have personally repaired quite a few of these units. If not, Garmin will probably want $100-150 flat rate repair for about 15 minutes of work. A work around on this is to get a small "patch" antenna with a cable. Put the antenna on the dash and route the cable to the back of the unit and it should work fine. Just make certain if you buy an external antenna, you get the proper connector. There are lots of these antennas on Ebay.

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My Garmin Quest has stopped working. It is trying to acquire satellites and also 'drawing' appears on the screen. I have re-booted the unit and it still does not work. Any ideas?

If the screen is otherwise "normal" and it is just not able to acquire satellites, I am guessing you have a problem with the antenna. One way to determine that is if you got an external "patch" antenna, plugged it in and it started working as it should, that is definitely an antenna issue. I have run into several of the "flip up" antennas recently that have exhibited this problem. What happens is, the connector from the antenna breaks loose from the solder joint inside the antenna. If you have a small soldering iron, you can CAREFULLY pry the antenna case apart to access the connector and it is a simple matter to solder it back in place. You will need a very small screwdriver to pry the two outer sections of the antenna case apart. Wedge the screwdriver blade in between the two sections of the antenna covering. Pry the larger part (the part that would face the sky with the antenna at 90 degrees), and with CARE you can get it apart. The small gold connector solders to some circuit traces on the antenna board. To get the antenna off the GPS, place the GPS face down with the hinge part of the antenna away from you. With a small jewelers screwdriver, remove the right two screws on the back of the GPS on the right end. There is a small plastic retaining piece that holds the antenna in place. CAREFULLY lift it up and off the GPS. Be VERY CAREFUL at this point because there is a small spring loaded plastic piece that fits against the retainer piece you just removed. It is very easy to lose the spring and plastic piece if you are not careful. Gently pull the antenna to your right, away from the GPS. The antenna should pop out. If the connector has completely disconnected from the antenna circuit board, you may need some small pliers to get it off the GPS side of the antenna connection. Once you have the antenna removed, separate the antenna case as I described and resolder the connector back on the board.

Oct 16, 2010 | Garmin Quest GPS Receiver

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Cut antenna wire raymarine 300waas gps

That unit uses a TNC connector. Just have someone install a new one on the end of the cable. IT's a little more difficult than a F connector for a TV but not rocket science. You can also send it in to Mid-Shore Electronics. Just google them and get their number. They have alot of experience with the older stuff.

Oct 27, 2009 | Raymarine Raynav 300 GPS Receiver

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Initial gm-510 gps has intermittent gps signal and loose antenna

well a loose antenna can cause intermittent connections, but so can a low battery, despite it being plugged into a power source. Make sure battery is fully chatrged before use. I would suspect the battery chage first. Even get a new battery

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Most likely, the there is something in the construction by shape or dimensions of the vehicle that is attenuating the signal strength. Microwave frequencies such as from satellites can be critical.

If your GPS has an external antenna connection, you can go to a Garmin dealer and get an external antenna kit. This should increase the reception strength.

Just for your interest, the newer models of GPS have improved design of their front end, thus giving better reception. I found this right away when I bought a new GPS.

Jerry G.

Dec 02, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Plenio vxa-2000 antenna pinout

If you are looking at the external connection end with it in a "V" position, on the right - the upper one is green & the lower one is red. On the left - the upper one is yellow & the lower one is black (or the big bunch of copper wires). Be sure you are reconnecting an exact pin set up - an s-video is not the same (unfortunately). If you found a replacement antenna or a correct replacement part, please let me know where. I have to repair mine too.

Oct 27, 2008 | Digital Video Systems Plenio VXA-2000 GPS...

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How do I reset my magellan roadmate 760?

Your magellan roadmate 760 unit does not have any reset option.To over come the signal problem just follow the trobleshooting steps givven below .............

NOTE: If you are trying these steps from your vehicle, it is
Recommended to follow when the vehicle is in a stationary position.
Make sure that the device is exposed to the clear view of sky.

With the antenna pointing upwards, remove the antenna and then re-insert.
Swivel it up and down to make sure its securely placed.

wait for few mins and check the signal indicator.
Still not working,
  • Turn on the unit and select any user.
  • Make sure that the antenna is in the upright position and the unit has
    a direct line of sight with the sky.
  • Select 'Option' from the keypad.
  • Then select 'Configuration'.
  • Scroll down to select 'Diagnostics'.
  • Scroll down again to select 'Initialize GPS'.
  • At this point you would receive two options, 'Yes or No' - select 'YES'.
  • Now scroll down and select 'Set GPS Position'.
  • Enter your City, Street name and number at the corresponding

NOTE: The address that you are entering in the Set GPS Position should be the address at which you are at that point of time.

Feb 10, 2008 | Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS Receiver

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Getting a fix status.

Did you try setting the time precisely for your location - then wait a minute?

Apr 30, 2007 | Standard Horizon CP170C GPS Receiver

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GPS Elevation/Azimuth Always Read Zeros

Josh, The grey cable that you see (sometimes it comes in a black woven cable as well) as soon as you open up your unit has to be connected to the main board in the corner. Additionally on the I/O card or GPS board (the board that's attached to the rear cover) has to be connected as well. If you see any loose cables and you find a place it fits, plug it in. So, the answer to your question is yes, that could be the problem. -Daniel

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