Question about Garmin GPS
45 minutes is not a reasonable time to aquire. If these times are being experienced then the battery is in a low state.MAX time 5-6 mins But average 1-2 minutes
1) ALWAYS ensure the battery is fully charged USE AC charger
2) clear view of the sky
3) check BAUD RATE and port arecorrect ( some FPS brands are fixed)
4) Burned out sirf chip ( Always remove DC plug before starting engine)
5( Be aware that some windscreen are thermo screens and can interfere with GPS signal Determined by black dots at centre top screen behind the mirror (Toyota Prius as an example)
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
After you re set your nuvi, and the "acquiring satellites" is showing on screen: place the unit while on, flat, outside - I placed mine on the outside deck with open skies above! leave the unit in this position for no less than 45 minutes. This is the time the unit needs in order to "acquire" the satellites.
After this, my unit worked perfectly well.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Trouble Acquiring Satellites
Thank you all for the help. I had already downloaded updates and it told me there weren't any more updates that the unit was current. The bugger just fought me all the way.
I tried the reset address over and over to no avail. Finally after it was completely charged, I set it by a window and left in turned on with the finding satellite or whatever it said on it, and went to bed. By the next morning it knew where I was!
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
SOURCE: acquiring satellite
I had the same problem with my brand new nuvi 200w. I called Garmin support and they were able to help me. I live on Long Island and evidently when I first turned on the unit I had selected the "Atlantic" time zone rather than "Eastern." The support tech had me reboot the unit by turning it off, holding my thumb onto the lower right hand corner of the screen and turning the unit back on. It does prompt you that you will lose your previous settings. When I reset it and selected the proper time zone its worked like a charm.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
No. 98% of the time it took 45-56 seonds for your NUVI 660. Thats the compagny set up time acquisition and it did very well.
Be sur you had your flip antenna parallel to earth surface.
660 has THE BEST SIRF Chipset for acquiring satellite.
I had 2 NUVI 660 since 2 years. It work much better than those new 7xx series who it really took 2-3 minutes to acquire satellite.
Be sure you update your version to the last one.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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