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Does your Garmin GPS Streetpilot C330 need a software update? Is your GPS having a problem locating satellites? Navigation devices are convenient for long trips or a place you haven't been before. These are some typical Garmin GPS Streetpilot problems which can easily be resolved with help from an Expert. Read the solutions provided by Experts to these and other GPS problems.

Where to buy replacement cord for a Garmin Streetpilot C330?

Online websites such as Amazon or eBay are a good source for all your Garmin Streetpilot C330 accessories.

When a new address is entered why does a Garmin Streetpilot C550 display a ‘searching for satellite’ message?

If the device has moved a long distance since its last used location it may have to look for new satellite signals which could take time. Before attempting to search for new locations take the device to a clear area and from a stationary vehicle and allow it to pinpoint its own location. You know it’s succeeded when green bars show up on the main screen or it shows your exact location on the View Map screen. Now it should be ready to track a new address. Please keep in mind that trying to locate itself in a new area and find new satellite signals could take as long as 15 minutes.

When trying to locate a new address why does a Garmin Streetpilot C530 furnish a ‘no match found’ message?

Case Details: All sat bars are green. The device has no SD card.

First, press the stop button on the main screen go to the ‘View Map’ screen and check if it shows details of local roads and streets. If nothing shows and the maps were not updated for a while it could be that they are lost or corrupted and need to be reloaded onto the internal memory. They will need to be downloaded to a PC and transferred to the device.

What type of motorcycle holder would be ideal for a Garmin Streetpilot C340?

A RAM mount would be the preferred choice. It is robust and strong enough to support the device.

Why does a Streetpilot lose satellite signals from a few minutes to a few hours at random?

It could be temporary loss of a satellite signal but is more likely due to an interference problem. This could happen in the vicinity of high power transmitters like radio and TV towers which could swamp GPS receivers causing a brief loss of signals.

From where can a remote compatible with a Garmin 2620 Streetpilot be bought?

From the Garmin website or used units in good working condition might also available at a cheaper price.

After paying for an update, why does a Garmin Streetpilot C530 message that updates are needed?

The contents of your device need to be checked by connecting it to a computer and determining what maps reside in the internal memory. This will be revealed by clicking the ‘Device Content’ tab which should show what is stored currently with the year and version. Generally, there are four versions per year, one for each quarter but they do not always coincide with the quarter. This should tell whether the updates were done when paid for. An ‘expired’ message confirms that the file was in fact downloaded and installed. A software update using a program called WebUpdater should also help.

Why does a Streetpilot 2820 GPS shutdown immediately after a destination is keyed in?

Try charging the device with a vehicle charger and home charger. If the problem persists then it could be because the battery is failing. A battery life is approximately two years and even less if it’s sparingly used.

How to do a software update on a Garmin Streetpilot C330?

You need to connect the GPS to a computer and download a program called WebUpdater. From here one can install software updates.

Regular users are lost with a GPS malfunction. But invariably the solutions are simple with help from an Expert online. If up against a Garmin Streetpilot problem there’s no better way out than to ask an Expert what the cause is and how to fix it.

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