HELP: FR 245M with no GPS signal

Hi there,

I have a FR 245M and since Thursday, it can no longer acquire any GPS signal : no GPS, no GPS+Glonass, no GPS+Galilleo. On the watch, the system settings say "GPS: 0.00" and "CPE: Missing".

I suspect it is linked to a botched auto install of GPS Software version 2.60.

I disconnected the watch from Garmin Express, I deleted the RemoteSW folder containing the CPE.BIN file then I synced the watch again with Garmin Express. At that point, it says that GPS Software version 2.60 is available but it fails to install it on the watch. I'm stuck and it sucks.

Any advice ?

Thank you for your help

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  • Hi , first of all thanks for your reply!

    When I delete the RemoteSW folder containing the CPE.BIN file and then sync the watch again with Garmin Express, the GPS Software version 2.60 is available. I click accept, it skips from step 1 to "Update over" in French, when it used to send me an error message. Nevertheless, when I check the GPS version on the watch, it still displays "GPS: 0.00" and "CPE: Missing".

    I tried deleting the .XML file, disconnecting, powering back and reconnecting but it does not solve anything unfortunately.

    The Garmin France support told me it's a software issue and that I should use WebUpdater to re-apply the watch firmware as it is probably corrupt but alas, I am using Catalina on Mac OS and I can't run this software because it's not supported anymore.

    Any idea what else I can try ?

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  • Hi , first of all thanks for your reply!

    When I delete the RemoteSW folder containing the CPE.BIN file and then sync the watch again with Garmin Express, the GPS Software version 2.60 is available. I click accept, it skips from step 1 to "Update over" in French, when it used to send me an error message. Nevertheless, when I check the GPS version on the watch, it still displays "GPS: 0.00" and "CPE: Missing".

    I tried deleting the .XML file, disconnecting, powering back and reconnecting but it does not solve anything unfortunately.

    The Garmin France support told me it's a software issue and that I should use WebUpdater to re-apply the watch firmware as it is probably corrupt but alas, I am using Catalina on Mac OS and I can't run this software because it's not supported anymore.

    Any idea what else I can try ?

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