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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpecialist
    I had the same problem and my PC did wacky things also. After I added the ITPS they went away. I always assumed the power wasn't stable and it freaked out the GPS. I can't say it will work for you but it worked for me. Maybe you should use a meter and see if your voltages are all over the place.It wakes about a minute but I do sync up with the GPS after hibernation.
    is running in a laptop...

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    Go into ur bios and change some settings... i forget exactly what they are..but i think u can have it so the usb will re-recognize or something when u come back from hibernation/suspension....

    At least thats what i did one time when my usb mouse didnt work after suspending the pc and then resumming it..

    Just look in hte BIOS settings.... search google if u still cant figure it out...
    There might have been some kind of side-effect..but i dont remeber... sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalito
    is running in a laptop...
    No, Epia 5000. I did also add a usb keyboard, and turned on all of the usb options turned on in my bios. Maybe that did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpecialist
    No, Epia 5000. I did also add a usb keyboard, and turned on all of the usb options turned on in my bios. Maybe that did it.
    no i meant i have it running on a laptop.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by swellfellaT
    I've been using Delorme's latest version of Street Atlas and their usb receiver for a few months now... And I'm finding that neither of them are that great. Street Atlas isn't very accurate, which I find especially irritating. Furthermore, as many of you have mentioned, I can't get the usb receiver to respond after I come back up from hibernation (I have even tried a cable mod that one of you suggested, which was succesful and makes the gps stay on all the time, but doesn't seem to help re-establish usb connection to the unit). Needless to say, I'm irritated. This is the only issue in an otherwise great system. Any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated
    I bit the bullet and ordered the serial cable from Delorme's website. I received it today and in 2 trys the earthmate and Destinator came out of hibernation without any problems. Now I have to dismantle the dash again to replace the USB cable with the new serial cable. I'll update this post later with some more testing 2/2 is pretty good, but it's still a little early to celebrate.
    Update: The delorme serial cable is working with hibernation perfectly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalito
    i have street atlas 2003 and on the map it shows me like i'm going over building / about a 1/4 of a block away from the place i'm supost to be...a shame... i fell more loss when i see the map...
    I took a long trip this week and tried to us the Street Atlas. I basically missed every turn and exit. In many cases it showed me my turn was approaching even though I had already past it. It also sucks when the road devides long before the actual turn or exit. Even when I appear to be connected to all SATs it will often show me running parallel to the road I'm on. Is there a way to calabrate your GPS?
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    Some times it's the old technology that is the good technology...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamis
    Some times it's the old technology that is the good technology...
    That's the truth. I used to use Rand McNally 8 years ago and it was beter that what I have now. ITs greatest feature was that it automatically zoomed in or out based on your speed.

    On a side note what is "WAAS" and should I have it on or off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpecialist
    I took a long trip this week and tried to us the Street Atlas. I basically missed every turn and exit. In many cases it showed me my turn was approaching even though I had already past it. It also sucks when the road devides long before the actual turn or exit. Even when I appear to be connected to all SATs it will often show me running parallel to the road I'm on. Is there a way to calabrate your GPS?
    has anyone tried giving them a call (delorme) and ask them about "calibrating the gps "...

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    I am running street atlas 2004 and a magellan GPS on the serial port and it works perfect. It always shows me on the correct street, no problem there. What I realy do not like is the fact that it does not scroll smoothly, it waits until you are close to the top of the screen then it moves the map down half a screen. Sometimes if your turn is just off the screen you may miss it because by the time it moves the screen you have past the exit. It knows your speed from the GPS but when it calculates your ETA it does it by the speed limits that are set for each street you have to travel on. So sometimes it says "left turn ahead 1/2 mile, 60 seconds away" and you are going 45 MPH. Its a bit off. I heard Routis works really well, but I do not want to buy another software without testing it first. So far I bought Street Atlas 2004 and MS Streets & Trips 2004 and they both kinda suck. So if anyone knows anything about routis please let us know if it works well!
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