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Magellan gps 2000 won't lock in on satellites even after 3 hrs of trying- searching is on the screen telling me its searching

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  • graytech Mar 17, 2009

    GPS2000 won't lock. Tried initializing with current location and time, no go. Erased memory, tried initializing from ground zero with no location, no go even after an hour. It appeared to get a time signal, but not enough satellites were received to lock up. Perhaps the info in the permanent memory is too old to be pertinent. Hmm.


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Possible solution, at least my GPS2000 finally locked up. Initialize; enter current location and time; wait until there are more than four (I had seven) satellites available; find a location nearby that has a clear view nearly to the horizon in all directions; place the GPS2000 on a stationary base with the antenna as horizontal as practical; wait; mine finally locked up after perhaps 30 to 40 minutes. Patience and an abundance of satellites, I think, are the answer. Good luck.

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    Larry Krueger Nov 09, 2010

    at 45.50N x 77.11W.. satellites now indicate [0] or [1]. typical years 2007 - 2010.
    previously in 1998 [3] [4] [5] were common signal strengths.
    my first problem was a no lock on near Bangor Maine USA august 2000.
    I had beleived sats', were off due to military zone air-traffic in from Atlantic, as was observed.
    ...time to buy a new one!........AMT ontario / kruair tech


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