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How to activate Nuvi's Diagnostic Screen Print E-mail

Activating Nuvi's Diagnostic Screen




At Nuvi's main menu, press and hold the battery indicator for about 10 seconds. You will activate the diagnostic screen where you can check if there is any malfunction.




How to activate Nuvi's Satellite Status Screen Print E-mail

Activating the Satellite Status Screen



At Nuvi's main menu, press and hold the GPS signal indicator for about 4 seconds. Your Nuvi will display the signal status page. You need 4 satellite fixes to start navigation. If the GPS signal indicator shows a cross, it means you are in simulation mode (Nuvi is not accepting GPS signals) 



Getting started with your Altina PND Print E-mail

Thanks for buying our Altina A8010. Here is a quick start guide for you.

A. Check List

Your Altina A8010 package should contain the following:

  1. Altina A8010 PND
  2. USB cable
  3. Car charger
  4. Suction mount and device holder
  5. Manual CD

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B. Installation

Installation Guide


  1. Connect the suction mount to the device holder. Place the connector into the connector slot and push it up to tighten the connection
  2. Place the suction cup end firmly against your car window then push the lever upwards to tighten the suction cup
  3. Place your Altina PND onto the holder. Ensure the top and bottom slots are fitted firmly 
  4. Adjust the swivel until you are satisfied with view. Then turn the cap clockwise to tighten the swivel position

C. Starting Igo8 navigation software

  1. Your Altina A8010 comes fully charged. You can turn it on straight away without needing the charge it.
  2. The on/off switch is at the back of your Altina.
  3. Press OK after reading and understanding the warning message
  4. Press the Navigation icon to launch Igo8
  5. After about 10 seconds, you will be in Igo8's navigation menu


D. Getting your initial GPS location

  1. The default GPS location is at our test facility in Taiwan. You need to get your initial GPS location in order for Igo to bring you to your current location in Malaysia and display the appropriate map for you.
  2. It will take some time to get your initial GPS location. Placing your Altina in an area with unobstructed view of the whole horizon is recommended. It will take about 10 to 20 minutes to get your initial GPS location.
  3. Tap the Map button. Once your GPS pointer is at your location, you can start navigating to any destination.
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Documentations, Tips & Guides, Warranty & Repair Info

Visit this support section of our website for a comprehensive library of application notes (including GPS map software references), technical papers relating to many GPS devices, and presentations on different subjects pertaining to all aspects of GPS navigation and tracking systems. If you are unable to find information on a specific GPS device, or have questions regarding GPS device maintenance, don't hesitate to contact our professional support staff who can personally assist you with any GPS tracking system queries you may have.

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