Question about Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Why does my c340 keep losing satellite reception

Posted by hdfatboy3069 on

  • A Miller May 11, 2010

    I think you are moving into ... the Twilite Zone ...

×

Ad

1 Answer

Michael Thomas

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,056 Answers

Hello there:
please follow these instruction and this should help if not let me know and i willcontinue to get you more information for you
nstructions

  1. Step 1 Calibrate the screen of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the touch screen does not seem to respond when you hit it with your finger or a stylus, you may need to calibrate it. To do this, turn the unit off and then hold down the "Power" key for approximately one minute. You will see a calibration screen come up that will recalibrate the GPSwhy does my c340 keep losing satellite reception - 2_bing.gif unit.
  2. Step 2 Reset the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If your GPS unit is not responding or is stuck on a particular screen, it may need to be reset in order to operate. To reset, remove the face plate of the unit by gently prying it off. Locate the "Reset" button under the face plate and press down in order to restart the device.
  3. Step 3 Change the fuse of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the fuse blows on the GPS, you will need to make a replacement using an ACG/3AG 2 amp fuse. Unscrew the adapter cord at the end and remove the fuse found there. Put in the new fuse to see if this returns function to the unit.
  4. Step 4 Update the software for your Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the GPS is not providing you with correct directional information, you may need to update the software or download new maps onto the device. Connect the Garmin StreetPilot C340 with the USB cord to your PC and log on the Garmin website for available updates.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have the LG DVD RHT 498H and have it wired up as instructed in the manual, however in watching BBC Live programmes through Satellite dish, we keep losing the picture for about three or four seconds, it...


Recheck wiring,might have bad or lose wires?Unplug the tv and satellite box.Replug it both devices back in about an hour later.Let the tv reset itself.The satellite box to update it software.The problems,should be solved.

Aug 17, 2010 | Televison & Video

2 Answers

My new Garmin Nuvi 1450 lost satellite signal more than 30 times between Topeka Ks and KCI. Is this normal?


I have the same exact problem. Satellite detection outside of vehicle before starting out was full strength, as soon as you get into vehicle strength drops off to practically nothing. Now start driving and it continually loses satellite reception even on the open road with no hills and a clear day. It was mounted as far into the front windshield as I could get it and still crappy reception. Very disappointing as a cheaper Tom Tom my sister has works flawlessly. Also my daughters HTC desire Z cell phone GPS works flawlessly even from the back seats in the van. Maybe 1450LMT is just junk, and I should look for a refund.

Jul 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1450 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

We cannot get our garmin c340 to acquire satellites.


turn it on and use it more ,even if going to grandmoms house ,for some reason they lose satelites when not in use.i found useing it or at least turning it on every day has cured the problem.hope this helps

Dec 28, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Lost satellite reception


I have the same problem, and so far the only solution is patience. If you are in a cutting, or between tall buildings, and the satellites are low down on the horizon, then it seems reasonable that reception will be between poor and zero. But in wide open spaces mine too sometimes loses the signal. Hang in there, and contact is restored.
LocoTorque

Aug 11, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Lost Satellite reception


If its raining, that will cause you to lose satellite reception.

If that is not the problem, then do this: turn off TV & satellite. Wait 5 minutes. Power back on. Most of time this will fix it by itself.

If neither of those do it, unattach your satellite cable from back of satellite box. Power everything off. Wait 5 minutes. Now reattach your satellite cable. Power everything on. It should search for you sat and find it. Let me know if this works.

If none of those work, then I would call the sat company for help.

Jul 07, 2008 | GPS

1 Answer

GPS looses direction in city streets


If you are driving in a city with a lot of tall buildings, trees or elevated trains, the unit will lose the signal from the satellites. This is due to the GPS receiver used on the C340. It may help to place the unit in WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) mode. This uses ground information as well as satellites to help you navigate. Good luck.

Apr 10, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Satellite loss


How long has it been since you updated the firmware on your unit? Try updating and see if this helps. Also, keep in mind the receiver on the C330 is not as sharp as on other units like the C550 and some of the Nuvis. You may have problems while under overpasses, between large trees or buildings, etc. This is just a design limitation of the unit.

Feb 08, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Aquirring Satellites


Hope you do not have a "heat reducing" window in your car. This will prevent a good satellite fix. With these windows there a some places where you'll get a better reception.

Sep 28, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver Logo

575 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

Sheldon Dedek

Level 3 Expert

912 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

61759 Answers

Bill Boyd

Level 3 Expert

53816 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...