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    yep, set to 4800. what do you have the port set up through windows? i plug the thing in. windows installs it and says its working. i've changed the speed on windows settings to 4800, aswell as trying it at the speed windows configures it at automatically. just a solid green light. freedrive can't find gps. gpsdiag doesn't get any readings.

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    what COM port are you selecting in these apps?

    usually they default to COM1, but the GPS receiver generally installs to COM3 or COM5 or something higher up like that. Some GPS software offers the option of "USB" as the COM port selection, but that's not intended for GPS receivers that use COM port emulation (most of the typical GPS mouse ones seem to), so unless you know for sure your receiver is supposed to use that, don't.

    Open up hyperterminal, set it to 4800 8-N-1, and try the available COM ports. Even if you're not getting a signal, you should be getting some data from the GPS unit in hyperterminal... at least that will tell you if the computer can at least communicate with the device.
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    Where is your reciever mounted? When I placed mine INSIDE the car..I got nothing. Once it was outside..I got signal. Note: some tints can cause the gps to not work.
    Another issue you may be having is power. If you do not have enough juice from your PSU, things will malfunction. I learned the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK888
    Where is your reciever mounted? When I placed mine INSIDE the car..I got nothing. Once it was outside..I got signal. Note: some tints can cause the gps to not work.
    Another issue you may be having is power. If you do not have enough juice from your PSU, things with malfunction. I learned the hard way.
    rmember i told u? Cool that you could solve it though. Let me know how everything went. DK> Call me. Did you order the stuff already?

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    Thanks BND..got your number already. Haven't ordered anything. Really tight on the pockets..I'll keep you in mind tho.

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    no data in hyperterminal, it's dead

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    you can always try a reinstall of OS/Drivers/GPS software. To have a clean start. If you can, you should return it, if not, take it apart, and see if wires are loose or something... sheers

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    Can you unplug some other USB devices? It could perhaps, as someone suggested, be a shortage of power to the GPS unit...who knows...

    Unfortuantely, it seems like it just may be defective. I remember my GPS blinking (receiving satellite comm.) even when I didn't have it configured correctly on the software side.
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