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Paul Sharpe
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:38 pm    Post subject: Problems with BT GPS in Turkey Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this but:

I have an IPAQ 3970 and a Socket BT GPS, using TOM TOM GPS software.

I have just come back from a holiday in Turkey where I have been unable to use the GPS. The IPAQ found the Socket GPS in Blue tooth Manager, but when it tried to connect to it, the IPAQ locked up.

I tried messing with it just about everyday for the 2 weeks I was out there and same thing happened time and time again. I convinced myself that the Socket GPS was knackered.

However, now I am back home the whole thing works fine again.

Is there anything I should have done to change the settings on anything while I was away?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Paul
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Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it should have worked just fine. Had you knowingly switched it to SiRF mode ?

If not, then it maybe what you're experiencing is a faulty unit, I seem to recall another unit behaving like this, and it did eventually die.
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Paul Sharpe
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dave,

Can't comment on the SIRF mode thing - but I doubt it as its not on SIRF mode now and I didn't change anything whatsoever to get it working on my return to the UK.

I have subsequently read the reports about dodgey BT GPS units and particularly the problems that Locktight had as they are remarkably similar. One difference is that I am certain that my green light was flashing, not permantly on.

Anyhow all works and life is wonderful now - I'm just a bit miffed that having spent 100 on Maptech Marine Charts for the Turkish coast, I couldn't use them. Only solution is to jump on a plane to Turkey at the earliest oppertunity!

Paul
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