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GPS module not responding icon say's gps module not responding, checked all connections, powers up, shows maps,but will not lock in on satellites. need help.

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  • lngbdr329 Jul 11, 2008

    gps turns on normal,map appears, icon say's gps not responding i can't find any visable problem, any idea?

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Hi!

just click this links this can help you!! http://www.lowrancecanada.com/GPS%20MODULE%20NOT%20RESPONDING.htm

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The problem lies in the powering of the GPS Antenna, Try checking this link and follow the steps:
http://www.lowrancecanada.com/GPS%20MODULE%20NOT%20RESPONDING.htm

Hope that helps........

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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    Mark Gil Jul 11, 2008

    Try this suggestion also


    • Ensure proper power is supplied to the unit for operation.
    • Check and clean connections between the display portion of the unit and the GPS module. Clean all connections with an anti-corrosion cleaner for electronics as needed. There may be an extension cable in use. For diagnostic purposes, bypass the extension and connect the GPS module directly to the back of the unit. This places the module only 12-16 inches from the unit.
    • Isolate the RS-232 communications (NMEA-0183) cable. This will have 4 wires, yellow/Orange/Blue/Shield. Tape each wire individually and then together if not using the NMEA communications.
    • Update the unit to the latest software version. Units initially released to operate with LGC-12S modules will likely require an update to function with the newer LGC-12W. It is also a good idea to update to the latest release if not already.
    • Reset the unit.

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HI,

Press MENU – MENU – SYSTEM SETUP – RESET OPTIONS – YES. This resets your unit back to factory settings.

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    Please don't forget to rate or accept the solution.

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There may be some code lost in your module so you have to contact the service center to solve this problem......

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ahhaaa If you want a wonderful lost weekend away from it all Then use a GPS.

Your main problem is that your battery is too low to find and make a connection. You may also want to check that you have the right Baud rate and port set. Check in the manual. But basically the battery is sogged.

Never plug it to the car power and start the engine and always charge with AC or USB prior to any trip.

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take the unit out side in clear view of the open sky and turn it on, then hold the power button for ten seconds. after it turns off, hold the power button till it starts. let it sit outside for up to 30 minutes to aquire the satellites.

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