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gune
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: acer n35 gps lock Reply with quote

hi all:

my acer has starterd to be slow in fixing on satellites recently. it takes a longtime to take fix.... it may be several minutes sometimes about 8-10 mins. it is not getting a fix while in the car. i have to poke it out of the car or stand outside in cold to get a fix. however once it gets a fix it does fine with tt5.

so if start on a journey it takes several minutes to get going.

now this is a recent prob only. previously i could get a fix while indoors as well. not 5 sats but one or two!

to make matters worse my present place windows are very high. so i got to go outdoors to get fix or poke it out of car window.

this is a real pain, i am thinking whether anything could be done about it.

any ideas welcome!
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all:
i have sent it to acer repair centre via initial city link! last i heard is they are awaiting for spare parts and cannot give a time scale! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an Acer N35 with TomTom 5 on and had trouble getting a fix when you get it back make sure you set the Baud Rate to 9600 when setting the GPS settings. Also you might want to consider getting an External Antenna (under 15 on ebay) As I found that it wasn't great at keeping a satelite fix. After I got an external antenna it kept a full satelite fix for 99% of the time. And got a satelite fix alot quicker. Well worth buying one
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! Smile

let's see how it goes!
but to be honest i feel it took me all over my journeys, and once or twice taught short cuts near where i lived!

where do u fix the ext. antenna?
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You fix the extenal antenna to the right hand side, It has a grey rubber plug over it thats where the external antenna fits, You can get them here for under 20 http://www.gpsforless.co.uk/product_details.php?id=1688&PHPSESSID=eb3fe36986396bee8157e6fcb3473786

it is an MMCX connection
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D
many thanks
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