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General Compass Broken?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jklong03, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. jklong03

    jklong03 Member
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    Is my compass hardware broken? :( Using two different apps, it only seems to swing around 360 +-20 degrees no matter how I orient it. Thing is I know it was working before I rooted and updated to the latest JF release.

    Anyone else seen this behavior? :thinking:
     

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  2. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member
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    yup its quite common, seems the sensor is quite fragile in the g1.
     
  3. Ageless Stranger

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    Happens to me a few times, especially when I go near sources of electro-magnetism (like heavy duty power lines or big magnets). Also the compass can get mis-aligned, and I have heard from a few reliable sources to hold the G1 in your hand and rotate your wrist in a figure of eight motion a few times. This seems to reset it.
     
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