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Gps connection My N95 has just come back from repair (lcd leak) and I can no longer get a gps connection. The satellites appear to be there, but I can't get to my GPS pos on the maps. The software seems to have been upgraded during the repair.

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  • fatoldgeezer Sep 05, 2008

    Thanks, on the way to work I had the map feature on for 40 minutes or so, and still didn't get anything - I have just phoned vodafone, and got through surprisingly quickly. They think it might have been reset to factory settings (not sure why that should be a problem) and have just sent me new settings. Just got to wait until I go outside again to try them out.

  • fatoldgeezer Sep 05, 2008

    Thanks - I'll try that



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It can take a long time to get a GPS fix for the first time on a phone, either when new or after repair, as the memory will have been wiped. Leave the phone somewhere with a good view of as much sky as possible, with the GPS active for half an hour, and it will download the satellite data again. Then next time it should get a fix more quickly.

If your phone has an application for assisted GPS that downloads the satellite data from the internet, try running this.

Sometimes, there can also just be bad times for getting a fix, if the satellite geometry is bad.

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  • David E Sep 05, 2008

    Make sure you leave the phone somewhere still for a long time. GPSs often take longer to get a fix when they are moving.

    Maybe try restarting the phone and leaving it somewhere as suggested?



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