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I have a Garmin NUVI 200 that is less than six months old. It suddenly has been unable to find satellites although all other functions seem to be working. I have tried the reset button, but that doesn't help.

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  • djmckittrick Jun 23, 2008

    There are not external antenna cables on my NUVI, so your solution is irrelevant.

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Do a reset that will erase all your data and should reset the GPS settings too.
Turn the unit off. Now, while holding you thumb on the bottom right corner of the screen, turn it back on, keeping your thumb on the screen. After a few seconds you'll be asked if its ok to erase data, say yes. You'll now have to put your language preferences back in.
Now go outside and keep the unit still and let it get a lock. Make sure you're away from buildings and trees for this initial set-up. It could take about 5 minutes. Once it knows where it is, give it a test in the car.
Tell me how you get on.

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Try this to reset to factory settings
1- Turn off unit. 2- press and hold the bottom right corner of the screen. 3-While still pressing and holding bottom right corner, press and hold power button and continue holding both until a white screen appears with a black dot. 4- follow the on screen directions and your unit will be back to the day you first got it.

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  • gopinath pasupathy Jun 23, 2008

    this may be the problem for not receiving proper signal

    Some modern cars are fitted with a special windscreen that cuts down the amount of UV (Ultra Violet) rays that will be transferred through the windscreen which help cut down on glare. These windscreens are called Athermic, or UV Coated and will dampen/reduce GPS signals coming through the windscreen, so if you have an Athermic windscreen, it means you will not receive the same quality of signal as you would do by taking the GPS device outside of the car

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Hi,

Check the cabling to any external aerials.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • Richard Perkins
    Richard Perkins Jun 23, 2008

    Some nuvi units require that an antenna be lifted before they will acquire satellites.

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    Richard Perkins Jun 23, 2008

    If there is a serious defect, it can still be returned free to Garmin for repair or exchange.



    It will still be under warranty - Click for a link to the information.

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