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    Unhappy GPS won't acquire satelites?

    I have a Garmin Venture Gps.It worked fine a couple days ago and today it won't "acquire satellites".Anyone ever had this problem? Is there a way to do a reset?Is it time to throw it away?.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jy View Post
    I have a Garmin Venture Gps.It worked fine a couple days ago and today it won't "acquire satellites".Anyone ever had this problem? Is there a way to do a reset?Is it time to throw it away?.


    I know it sounds stupid .but check the batterys..i had mine the other day and i looked atthe bottom of the screen and it said low battery...Low battery means no gps period....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jy View Post
    I have a Garmin Venture Gps.It worked fine a couple days ago and today it won't "acquire satellites".Anyone ever had this problem? Is there a way to do a reset?Is it time to throw it away?.
    My brand new etrex did the same thing the first time I turned it on. It finaly did start working but I swear it was trying to track them for 15 min. It has worked fine ever since though.

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    Does the Venture have an external antenna jack? If you get water in there and it corrodes, it can cause a short. It won't hurt the GPS, but it will cause the GPS to look at the external antenna jack and not the internal one. Since there isn't an external antenna, it can't find any satellites. I hope this is your problem, because it's a quick, easy fix.

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    New batteries,and no external antenna jack.After about ten tries yesterday I gave up.Turned it on today and it worked OK.I've had it on all day in my truck plugged into the lighter plug.So far so good.

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    You are the second person in the last 30 days who I've heard with this problem...
    maybe Decepticons are hacking the system...

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    I bought one off ebay and when I turned it on it had the same problem , It had to find itself, there is someway to make it update and find its self,but I forgot how, as I have slept since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    My brand new etrex did the same thing the first time I turned it on. It finaly did start working but I swear it was trying to track them for 15 min. It has worked fine ever since though.
    They all do that when there not powered up and moved to another location... rookie ...

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