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Can't find satellite signal

I have to shut it down for 20-30 min. If i m lucky, i get signal when i turn it on. it is so irritating. it worked fine to 2 years.

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  • in_rohit Jul 01, 2009

    After charging, I can use it for 2-3 hours. So, how come is it a battery problem? Would battery life matters, if i am using with charger now?

  • in_rohit Jul 06, 2009

    Thanks for your detailed comments. I see what you mean. So, if i always run with charger, i shouldn't see any problem. But, if i put on battery, then i will see this issue.

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Well there's your answer!

it requires a heart transplant ( battery) the average life is 2-3 years depending on use and abuse

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

  • dennis bullard Jul 06, 2009

    if it works on the cvharger just fine but when separated from the charger it fails it is is an early sign of a collapsing battery. It may stay on for 2 -3 hours and run the screen etcetera but insufficient power to maintain the satellite connection via the SIIRFR chip. Beyond this is the isssue that the outgoing PORT is being lost as is the BAUD rate which are all associated with access to satellites and power. After turning off and turning on there is some recovery to the depleted battery and so for a time there is connection.




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