Looks healthy! :-) my HI-202 is naff at getting sat locks, its two years old, hardly used it, only place I managed to get a lock was out of the sunroof - even placing on the windscreen behind the glass didn't work.
any news on the super cap? has anyone managed to find one - my bu-303 works fine, just bought it - just wondering for when it does die.
tried in all places, finished up on rear parcel shelf, under (illegal) tinted window - and doesnt lose locks. i did chuck some metal under it for good measure - my rear parcel shelf is metal but has a wood divider.
Case Install: 100%
Dash Install: 100%
Car Install: 100%
crap factor: 100%
new carpc finished, thinking of way to mount HDD
and not installed yet.
Hmm.. I sanded mine down last night to get the rust off... I might give it another shot before taking the cap off!Originally Posted by UK_MP3Car
Originally Posted by stevieg
yep that sure looks weathered.
mine is actually inside, so does have the problem of getting wet.
Just to confuse things here is a sequence of events.
1. bought and installed on rear deck. Works fine.
NB. had a hiacom 202E before in same place and that worked fine until it stopped detecting Sat's full-stop.
2. pre xmas installed latest version of map monkey. noticeable deterioration of signal quality.
3. tried on roof, seems to work fine.
4. placed metal sheet under unit on rear deck. improvement of quality but still not as good as it originally was.
5. march this year. quality of signal back to original.
6. remove metal sheet. signal deteriorates again.
7 replace metal back to original quality of signal.
The thing you should also bear in mind with GPS signals, is that there are any number of other effects at work, as well as your installation
- number of sats & position
- radio reception conditions, atmospheric conditions, sun-spots...
- anything that the US gov is doing with the sats, maintenance, war...
It may be your GPS is working just as well as it always was...
So, what is the answere? Do I remove the supercap or what?
I just want my Sat Nav to be reliable and usable
Originally Posted by galant
I removed the super cap and sealed the unit using a glue-gun
Mine (the rusty one a few pages back) has worked FLAWLESSLY since.
I use an opus so the power to the USB is permanent so lock-time is not affected.
You mileage may vary.
Cheers Steve, I will go ahead and try it.