Earthmate GPS don't work...help please
I installed the whole computer tonight and the only thing that doesn't work is the GPS. I don't know enough about GPS to diagnose the problem.
I have an Earthmate receiver. The little yellow one. I know the unit works because it worked on my deck the other night when I had it hooked up in my living room.
Anyway tonight I put it in the car and it seems like Routis and CoPilot don't even know the Earthmate is connected to the computer.
When I plug it in to the USB port it blicks red for about 30 seconds then goes dark until I unplug it and plug it back in. Then the cycle repeats.
I took it out of the car, put it on the roof, in the rear window, everywhere the cable would reach, and I keep getting teh same result. Routis tells me there is no GPS unit connected. Does that mean the Earthmate isn't connecting to the computer properly? Or is that the messaeg you get when the Earthmate isn't locking onto a satalite?
Also it's really overcast here tonight. Could that have anything to do with it? I don't know if the satalites penetrate thick clouds (I assume they would, but who knows)
Any thoughts or suggestions?