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Old 09-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys
It seems that i have a problem with my new 8310
Everything is installed correctly but when I open the maps application it shows "requesting" and nothing happens
Same when I try to refresh my GPS, looking for sattelites but no luck
the phone is new
any ideas?

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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GPS refresh can take several tries to lock satellites. Be sure you are in an open area with an unobstructed view of the sky. Keep trying options>advanced>gps>refresh. It may also help to do this immediately following a battery pull. At least I find that it helps.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know some GPS units use a predictive process by which it finds the satellites. The first time is going to take a longer but once it finds them once it looks there again first. I don't know if the 8310 does this or not.
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My wife is having the same problem on her 8310.
she gets the "searching for Satellites" and it either takes for ever. or we give up and close.

On My Pearl 8130, I have no issues, It will refresh my location or find satellites almost instantly, and we are standing side by side.
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I refresh in the street. Inside the house no Signal, Right now i have only 4 satellites, I have heard that 4 is an small amount. I will check in the roof...
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You really need to be outside in an area with a clear view of the sky. GPS isn't made to work inside.

As for where to look, the device downloads an ephemeris table which tells it where to look. That has to be done every so often to keep it up to date.
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