Question about Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

C340 Hi Christine I just bought a refurbished Garmin c340- its not acquiring satellites or seems to be acquiring very very slowly...would you pls let me know at flowfree@gmail.com how to solve this ?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 51 Answers

First, be sure you are outside, in the open when making this diagnosis. Some cars have metallic defrosting layers, which blocks the GPS signal. 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.)

Hope this helps!!

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My c340 stops at "locating satellites". I reset it


If your StreetPilot c300 or c500 series device is no longer acquiring satellites please read the article linked below to ensure that this is not being caused by something in your environment:

Why won't my unit acquire satellites?

If after reading the above article your unit is still having problems, please ensure that your unit's software is up to date. You can do this by using our WebUpdater® program.

If you have tried all of the above suggestions and your unit is still not acquiring satellites, you can perform a master reset by doing the following:

Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.
  1. Start with the unit powered OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Touch and hold the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
  3. Power the unit ON and continue pressing the screen until a new message displays, "Do You Really Want To Erase All User Data?".
  4. Touch Yes and go through the set up again.
Take the unit outside and let it set with a clear view of the sky for 3-5 minutes to acquire satellites. If the unit still does not acquire satellites after this, please contact Garmin Product Support.

Nov 17, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

How do you set the time on a c340?


Question: The time is not correct on my StreetPilot. How do I set it?
I think one of these 2 may help you.... --> Answer: 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:
  1. Press the Menu button two times.
  2. Select System Setup.
  3. Select the Time tab.
  4. Select the time zone and daylight savings preference.

Oct 23, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi not acquiring satellite


I am having the same problem with my nuvi 350 and its about the same age. I read on another post it may need a new battery but you need to send it to garmin. I am going to contact garmin directly.

Aug 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

We cannot get our garmin c340 to acquire satellites.


turn it on and use it more ,even if going to grandmoms house ,for some reason they lose satelites when not in use.i found useing it or at least turning it on every day has cured the problem.hope this helps

Dec 28, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Garmin C340 GPS - Will Not Power On


Thanks. This helped me fix the problem. 

Apr 02, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

GARMIN DOESNT PICK UP SATELLITES


You have a problem with your internal antenna. You can easly reslove this by hooking up an external antenna, and watch it go from 20 to two mins.

Feb 09, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

4 Answers

Location says I'm in Kansas


I got stuck in Kansas also. But, now I'm not in Kansas anymore! Are you trying to set your Garmin up indoors? That was my first problem. Go outdoors and try it. I did that and Toto and I were still in Kansas. SO, I pluged it inot my cigarette lighter and drove down my driveway. It took a few minutes for Garmin to locate a satalite, but once it did I was all set. No problems since, hope it works for you. I really enjoy using my Garmin. I'm one who ofter ends up on the road less traveled so, Garmin has come to my rescue a few times already. Have fun and say hello to the Wizard of Oz for me!

Christine

Dec 25, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

4 Answers

GARMIN BASICS FOR THE ELECTRONICALLY CHALLENGED


first turn it on and let the unit acquire satellites to find your home state. Then you can set up your address as your "home location". When I first set it up, I was able to pick up the satellites in my bedroom (scary....)...everything worked just fine.

Nov 26, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver Logo

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Devices Experts

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

24533 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Bill Gilhooly
Bill Gilhooly

Level 2 Expert

94 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Device Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...