New XT can't acquire satellites

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New XT can't acquire satellites

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Hi all, just bought an XT, setup a bit of a faff, got wi-fi working and updated maps and software OK.
It is now sitting on Acquiring Satellites and doesn't connect. Signal strength seems OK and in the Satellite page there are 4 satellites in the middle circle. Any tips if there is anything I can do or just wait or is it a sign of a defective unit?

Many thanks.
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Re: New XT can't acquire satellites

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Hi ands welcome to the forum

Have you taken it outside and tried it?
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Re: New XT can't acquire satellites

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Thanks for your response - I foolishly thought it should be OK indoors as I have a huge skylight but yes, you are right, took it outside and it connected in about 30 seconds... :lol:
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Re: New XT can't acquire satellites

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It will probably connect fine indoors now too
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Re: New XT can't acquire satellites

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Once it has your position, I think it knows which satellites to use for fixing its position again. It assumes you turn your satnav on in roughly the same place as you turned it off - it stores this in a file called position.gpx.

If you turn your Gps off and wander far from your last position, it will take longer to get a decent satellite fix again.
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