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Unable to acquire satellites Looking at other users Exactly the same problem. Have tried updates and resets as per Garmin website. Unit is just over 18months old,hardly used.Holiday times etc. I paid good money for this unit. Staniding in open view to sky...nothing. Unhappy and pis**d off. Need it to soon for upcoming holiday. Can any one plesse advise. CHEERS SAM

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  • scott alexander Jun 23, 2008

    Unfortunately still the same.Thanks for taking time to write.Scott

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Your receiver part may not be working properly check it

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Try reseting the device

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Jun 19, 2008

    take the battery of the unite and hold down the power button for 5 sec. put back the battery and restart the unit.

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My GPS cannot detect the satellite signal.


Garmin says:

If your GPSMAP 60CSx will not acquire a satellite signal when outside with a clear view of the sky, please try the following:
  1. Click here http://garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install and update your unit
  3. Once updated allow for the device to set free from obstructions for 20 minutes to acquire satellites
If this does not work then we suggest doing a master reset with your device - Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your device to the default factory settings. To perform the master reset please do the following:

  1. Turn the device OFF
  2. Press and hold Quit + Menu + Out + Power
  3. The device screen will then flash and will power on
  4. Leave the device turned ON with a clear view of the sky without moving it for approximately 30 minutes so that it may acquire satellites

If still unable to acquire satellites, contact Garmin Customer Support via one of the methods below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296
E-mail Product Support

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Have you tried a complete reset? If not this is what you do. Turn on the Garmin at the same time press the bottom right hand corner of the screen. this will return it to factory standard, but it will wipe out any information you may have stored on it.

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Hi Bob,
You need to do a complete reset by turning it on and at the same time press the bottom right hand corner of the screen this will reset it to factory condition. having done that when you switch it on again leave some where where it has a clear view of the sky and leave it for about 1/2 an hour. This should sort it out for you. Best of luck.

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Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal


Try performing a reset of the unit. Hold down the bottom right of the touchscreen and turn the unit on. It will ask you whether you want to reset allk data. Choose yes and try again. This should solve your problem. Hope this helps.

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never buy magellan there junk lol and the problem you are having is a broken flip out antenna on the back of your unit ..it is common with the older flip antennas just buy a external antenna from garmin and fixed .......if not send it back to garmin because its hardware is bad

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Take the unit outside and turn it on. Then select View Maps, at the top of the screen it will say either "Locating satellites" or "Acquiring Satellites". Once the garmin has locked onto the overhead satellites, then it will say "Ready to Navigate".

Locating Satellites take longer than Acquiring Satellites.

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My Garmin street pilot 3i has stopped receiving satellite reception. It started about a week ago. Since then I've been on the Garmin site and checked for updates, changed the batteries and done a full...


Question: Why won't my StreetPilot i-series device acquire satellites?
Same happened to me - try --> Answer: If your StreetPilot i-series unit is having a hard time acquiring satellites we would recommend ensuring that it currently has the most recent version of unit software and then performing a master reset. In order to update your unit to the current version of software you will need to use the Garmin WebUpdater. Here is a link to the page on our website that has the WebUpdater program and instructions on how to use it:
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
Once your unit has the most up-to-date software, you may need to perform a master reset. To do this follow the steps below:
  1. Start with the device turned off.
  2. Press and hold the arrow button, wheel, and power button simultaneously.
  3. Continue holding these buttons until you see the message, “Do you really want to erase all user data?”
  4. Once this message appears, release all three buttons.
  5. Select ‘Yes’
Note: A master reset will restore your unit to the factory defaults and will erase all of your favorites and recent selections.
Once you have completed these steps, please place your unit outside in an area where it will have a clear view of the sky. The unit may need 15-20 minutes to initially acquire satellites. Once your unit acquire satellites you may continue normal operation.
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This can be easily fixed....
I had the same problem, I returned first piece and exchanged for the second. Had the same problem with second and took back to Circuit city. The GPS guys took out 3rd one for me and had same problem. Then the manager came who has been using these for couple of years and tried to set the home location 3 times and it worked 3rd time. He did the same for the second returned piece and it also worked. He says since these pieces are programmed for Kansas we need to give 3-4 tried before the piece first 'locates' satellite and then acquires satellite. After the the piece just turned out to be awesome.

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