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I have a Garmin Nuvi 1300. When I power the unit on, it says aquiring satellites. It never locates a satellite. Any ideas?

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If your using it in your car and your car has tinted windows, the window tint may contain a metal oxide (most common on newer cars) which interferes with the signal. Try holding the unit next to an open window. If that works you may need to get an external antenna from garmin that you can attach on the outside of your car.

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How can i get my garmin nuvi 1300 to pick up satellites?


Hello,

GPS satellite reception is best achieved when the unit is outdoors and has a good clear view of an unobstructed sky. The majority of the GPS satellites orbits are around the equator so if you are in the northern hemisphere, the best reception would be achieved with a clear southern sky.

Sep 26, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1300 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

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'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1300 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

on May 13, 2010 | GPS

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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245...


Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


9709e7c.jpg

3f21bd4.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1300 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

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'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1300 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
__________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

on May 13, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 1300 will not aquire satellites


This seems to happen quite often with GPS units. There are a few things that could cause this to happen. Is the GPS mounted in view of the sky? If not it may not be able to acquire the satellites. If this is not the problem, try performing a reset by pressing the top left corner of the screen while pressing the power button. These two things will usually help, but in the case that they don't, contact their support at 1-800-800-1020 and they should be able to assist you.

Sep 16, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Model 1350 will not aquire satelites to operate


Hello,

During the initial start up of your GPS it may take 15-30 minutes to lock satellites depending on where it is. I would suggest giving it a full charge powering it on then let it sit for 30 minutes. If you are unable to lock satellites still there may be an issue with your unit.

Hope this helps!

Apr 07, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nv 1300 can't find satellite


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Mar 05, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuve 1300.. and it keeps on saying aquiring satellites i have tried all aspects of trobleshooting... can u suggest anything different


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Feb 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Wrong starting location


you didnt mention it but i assume its not aquiring the satellites. got to the link below and update your unit if you havent already. if you have that already, the link also explains the hard reset.

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Garmin nuvi 310 satellite aquire problem


I have a Garmin Nuvi 350. I solved the problem by purchasing a Glisson GPS antenna that plugs into the external GPS connector on the Garmin antenna.

Apr 04, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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