Navigator V loosing signal

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by jam_nut, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    So I've had my Nav V since 2015 and never got the message that "Satellite Signal Lost" before. Now it's happening many times each ride. Always comes back after several minutes. This just started at the beginning of the riding season (March).

    Any ideas what might be causing this?

    Thanks!
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  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    First, I would recommend doing the usual: make sure the firmware is up to date, do a Master Reset. If you've dropped your Nav5 lately or in the resent past, you may have a loose antenna.
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  3. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I did just update the firmware and it did not improve. Does that also cause a Master Reset? Not sure I know how to do that. Never dropped.

    Much appreciated!
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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    It is always a good idea to do a Master Reset after updating the firmware.

    Master Reset:

    Power Off the device - make sure it is powered OFF and not just in SLEEP mode. Press the Power Button for 5sec. When the Boot Screen appears, touch and hold the lower righthand corner of the display until you see the question. Press Yes to remove all user data. It won’t actually remove all of your Routes/Waypoints/Tracks but it will remove your device settings like Wi-Fi Networks, Bluetooth Pairings, ANT Pairings and Recently Saved Places.
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  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    pop it open and look. they're not very complicated
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  6. marc11

    marc11 Been here awhile

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    Odd but this happened to me today for the first time since new in 2016. It reconnected a few seconds later and was fine.
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  7. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    After the Master Reset, all is good. Thanks for the advice!!!
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