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Hitting The Locate Button Shows Incorrect Current Location

History: When I hit the locate button the unit was showing me my previous destination. It looked like it was locked up.

Action:I took DanEz007 advice that I saw from similar posts and Reset Data Saver GPS. I also reset the Data Saver. Upon power up and hitting the locate button I'm now getting a reading listing that I am in California. I live in Michigan. I opened the unit up and all of the cables look secure. The antenna itself looked like it had a small amount of powdery white substance around it that I simply blew off. Any idea where to go from here? Thanks...

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  • Funcha Dec 05, 2007

    So your expert solution to my problem is to basically contact the manufacturer?

    The unit is about three years old according to my brother-in-law who gave it to me. I'll have to ask him where he bought it from in order to follow your instruction.

    His advice was to replace the antenna. I decided to look on the web for help instead of simply ordering the $25.00 replacement part. This is how I came to join FixYa...

  • Funcha Dec 05, 2007

    Additional Advice Requested...

  • Funcha Dec 06, 2007

    The signal strength is staying Black - acquiring position. There is also a satellite icon rotating on the right hand side. Note: My locate position is now changing to a new city every time I power it up and depress the button.

  • Funcha Dec 06, 2007

    OK, So we go from don't try and fix this yourself and contact the seller to a high tech status screen...

    Not sure what the TeleType GPS program is but I turned the unit on and went through the menus until I found the GPS Status screens.

    My Key Strokes:
    GPS Status

    There are two pages under this heading. The first lists channels 1 thru 12 and I do see the toggling of data under the heading Freq & Position. On the second page there are a number of columns displayed but none that with the heading: GPGSV or GPGSA...and there is no updating of data on this screen.

    So sorry I could not follow your troubleshooting procedure because I can't find the correct part of the program that lists: Tools or Satellite

    Thank You



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Does your unit indicate any level of signal strength? It's a color code as indicated on page 8 of the manual:
Black -acquiring position. Blue -WAAS signal (best signal), Green -Strong Signal, Yellow -Average Signal, Red -No Signal.
If it's not getting any signal it could be a defective antenna.

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I think your prob is not simple if anybody tell u do this or tat don't do it because i have a same prob but my fault is try myself and it becomes more disable and father beaten me
so acc to my opinion go to the expert and where u buy this he normaled your problem don't worry i do the same thing
and u again enjoy

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    shivam raj Dec 06, 2007

    . Activate the TeleType GPS program

    2. Select Tools>GPS Status>Status.

    3. Look closely at the GPS output that is displayed in the View Status
    menu. Data should be flowing even when the GPS receiver has not locked
    in the position.

    The data string that begins:

    GPGSV... is "bad data" because the receiver has not locked
    into the satellites.


    GPGSA... is "good data" indicating that the receiver has
    locked into the satellites. Remember - "A-Okay"

    4. Once the data is flowing, go outside away from buildings, select
    the Satellites tab (Tools>GPS Status>Satellites), and watch
    the satellite signal strength

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    shivam raj Dec 06, 2007

    f not then go through this
    and mean best must seeeeeeeeeeeee



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