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My garmin nuvi is "stuck" in its location and I can not get it to the current location. I have turned it off and on serval times and tried to go back to default as a means of getting it unstuck, but it did not work.

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  • fontanasteve Apr 19, 2009

    My father-in-law's Nuvi 200w is also stuck at a location that he was at earlier today. He's reset it but it still won't show his current location. I haven't a clue how to help him.

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SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 250 mapsource

Verify that you have the correct basemap for the country that you are in. There are two maps inside a new Garmin. The basemap which shows all the major highways and mapsource which shows all the street. If you don't have the correct basemap try changing 'Navigation' Advoidance to avoid highways and Toll Roads.

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 260

Check to make sure that the unit is not in demo mode. Go through the menus to find where the demo mode is located. Cycle it on and off.

If this does not work, I suggest calling Garmin tech support to find out if they have a simple solution.

In the worse case you will have to send the GPS in for service.


Jerry G.

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refer to this link

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi GPS won't acquire satellites

There is a known hardware bug in the Garmin 600 series relating to the detection of the connection of an external antenna. The GPS is supposed to do this automatically and when it detects an external antenna plugged in it switches out the internal antenna. Unfortunately, this circuitry doesn't work correctly in some versions of the unit and sometimes it get's comfused and thinks there is an external antenna connected when there is not. This causes the behavior you describe because, for all practical purposes, there is no antenna connected.

Garmin can fix this and they've been known to fix it even on units that are out of warranty. There is a fix that can be done by someone with the right equipment and know-how which requires disassembling the unit and bypassing the antenna switch. Not to be attempted by anyone not experienced in micro surface mount PCB re-work.

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Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: my garmin nuvi 360 shows my current location wrong

go and reset the home address under my locations ( the heart) under set home

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Try a hard reset,the Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
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*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
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  3. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  4. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences
Then make sure the unit is fully charged,then go to the Garmin site and register your product. Then download Garmin Updater and connect your unit with a usb cable directly to your computer and not thru a USB hub. Let the update go directly to the GPS and not a folder. It will take a few hours even with a fast internet connection. I have attached a link to the Garmin site. Thanks for using FixYa

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Find out where your "friend" did the code. If you don't know what it is, then you have to go back to that exact location where they did it and it will automatically unlock it for you. Then you can follow the instructions below:

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