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Thread: bu-353... no fix on one computer... but ok on another?

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    Poe is offline
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    bu-353... no fix on one computer... but ok on another?

    my bu-353 won't get a fix on my carputer at all. it will pick up a really really really weak signal from 1 or 2 satellites... but that's it. but when i put the bu-353 on any other computer (even in the same place) it will easily pick up 6-10 satellites. what's going on?

    btw... the gps IS installed correctly. it detects, i see the data being sent back and forth. and there is occasionally a very weak signal... but nothing usable.

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    Atlanta, GA
    Sounds like not enough power at the USB port on the machine that is not working correctly.
    Lexus SC300:
    Shuttle SB65G2/P4 2.4GHz/512 Meg RAM/120G Drive/Dynamix 706 TS/M4-ATX PSU/Rikaline 6010 GPS/RR/iGuidance 4

    VIA EPIA SP-13000/512Meg RAM/250G drive/M1-ATX PSU/Xenarc 7" TS/BU-353 GPS/RR/iGuidance 4

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    yeah what rhubarb said... try to plug the gps receiver into a *powered* usb hub, and plug that hub into the "faulty" computer. That should resolve any power issues. Should. Also try unplugging any power hungry devices that may be running on the computer's usb supply, at least for testing purposes.

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