Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: GPS mouse won't lock

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    30

    GPS mouse won't lock

    I just got my system together and when I first put it in the car, the GPS mouse locked right away. It wouldn't do anything in the house. But it hasn't locked since then. It just goes into a loop searching satellites. I've got a 96 Acura integra and I have the GPS mounted in the middle of the dash. I had a Garmin Legend in the same spot with no problems but this will not lock. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Maximum Bitrate fantomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    754
    if you turn on the computer and start driving instantly the gps might not lock. next time you turn on the computer, wait 2 minutes and see if that changes anything..
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

  3. #3
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    180

    Smile GPS Mouse

    GPS Mice HATE any movement (as with any other GPS)...but seem to have more problems than hand held units.

    Ensure you have a clear view of the sky and you are NOT IN MOTION while locking.

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate Pabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Somewhere in the UK
    Posts
    276
    Quote Originally Posted by yuprules
    GPS Mice HATE any movement (as with any other GPS)...but seem to have more problems than hand held units.

    Ensure you have a clear view of the sky and you are NOT IN MOTION.
    ??? GPS mice HATE movement, as in showing the position while the car is moving?
    Kinda defeats the object me thinks....

    You mean movement while locking on to a signal? Mine seems to work ok...

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate Pabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Somewhere in the UK
    Posts
    276
    By the way, GPS mouse on laptop that i have works fine. Takes about 30-40secs to lock-on to a satellite but after that works great.

  6. #6
    Maximum Bitrate fantomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    754
    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    By the way, GPS mouse on laptop that i have works fine. Takes about 30-40secs to lock-on to a satellite but after that works great.
    same here...works great once locked but if im moving during that 30-40 second period, it tends to have problems getting a lock.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    30
    OK... well... I am still stuck with this. I have tried all suggestions. I've got the GPS in the center of my window on the dash by the windshield. I get satellites... but no lock. After 2 min of searching, it stops and everything is dead. I have gotten a lock 3 times total now. The car is an Acura Integra

    I get around 7 satellites but no lock in ANY mode. Are there any port settings or anything special I should do. I was trying to replace my Garmin legend with the carputer GPS... not working.


    HELP!

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    180

    Smile Reset GPS

    Hello

    If you bought the unit from Ebay, most of them have a little utility (don't know it off hand...find it in the Word Doc on the CD) to reset the unit to "cold restart"
    mode. Other than that...try sticking it to the ROOF OF YOUR CAR in an TOTALLY OPEN AREA (no buildings, trees, power lines) JUST TO BE SURE. If that doesn't work in the WIDE OPEN, the unit is defective.

  9. #9
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    485
    GPS recievers are very picky. Often my gps locks even before my computer fully stars up, however... Yesterday I wanted to do a test drive with routis, so i get in my car (this is about 8pm), weather is perfect, not a cloud in sight. It can see 12 satellites, but cant get a lock!@ I tried everything, from reinstalling the drivers to cycling power/ playing with my usb hub, etc. It just wouldnt work, so i gave up.

    Today, got in my car, turned on the comp -> locked.

    Why? Beats me. But as others have said try repositioning the unit, stick it outside and see if that helps.
    ----------------------
    VIA Epia II
    256MB 266DDR Ram
    90GB Wester Digital
    Bluetooth/Deluo GPS
    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen
    ----------------------
    Mazda 6 Carputter > Click Me!

  10. #10
    Maximum Bitrate Yuriy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    817
    Sometimes it takes seconds, sometimes almost 30 minutes. Be patient.
    00 Saturn SL2, boosted @ 8 psi - CarDomain
    Newest install - my quickest ever
    My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
    My very first carputer - voted the most ghetto

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. garmin mapsource and usb gps mouse
    By thecrow in forum GPS
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-26-2006, 02:24 PM
  2. New GPS Mouse and Routis
    By carpcnoobie in forum GPS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-04-2004, 06:17 AM
  3. gps takes forever to lock!
    By aznblueeboi in forum GPS
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-22-2004, 11:52 PM
  4. GPS Mouse? GPS Antenna?
    By judoGTI in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-20-2004, 10:27 PM
  5. Grrr! why wont my gps lock?
    By [H]Bugster in forum GPS
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-15-2004, 08:36 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •