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Lost all GPS on my Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by audioi, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. audioi

    audioi Well-Known Member
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    I have not made any changes to my stock Droid but I have lost connection with any satellites. I normally have 7 or 8 sats and now nothing. It has been like this for 2 days and I am in the same location as normal.
    Any ideas?
     

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  2. screamster

    screamster Well-Known Member
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    Is the GPS turned off on the phone?

    Settings > Wireless & Networks > Airplane Mode

    Is Airplane Mode checked?

    Do you have the widget to disable/enable WIFI/GPS connections set on your phone?

    Hold down your finger on an empty part of the screen.

    Select widgets

    Power Control

    Check to see it is enabled.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member
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    That has happened to me a couple times. What ended up working for me each time was pulling the battery out for a minute or so and then putting it back in.

    My guess as to what is going on is that the gps remembers your last position and then tries to use that to help find your position faster, but something gets screwed up. Pulling the battery clears anything it remembers so it starts over from the beginning next time you try to use it.
     
  4. audioi

    audioi Well-Known Member
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    Both really great calls!
    I just ran through them again and still the same problem.
     
  5. kmarker

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    I had the same problem as you but the thing I did was hold the white arrow pointing up, alt, and delete at the same time which restarts your droid and after mine restarted gps worked great.
     
  6. audioi

    audioi Well-Known Member
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    Did not know the reboot keys but still no GPS!
     
  7. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member
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    I don't know if this works or not, but I remember reading on another post about having to recalibrate the compass in order for the GPS to read correctly.

    This is accomplished by rotating the phone on three different planes several times. So, from what I understand of this procedure. Rotate the phone several times as it would be lying on a table. Next rotate as it would be straight up and down. Finally in a 45 degree to both of the prior.

    Again, I cannot validate this is an actual fix, or if someone one just enjoying themselves by making others do stupid human tricks. Still, if you are having issues it may be worth a shot.
     
  8. dwaner

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    I had the same problem also awhile back. I uninstalled the weatherbug application, then did a battery pull, and now the gps is working fine. I have not reinstalled weatherbug since.
     
  9. audioi

    audioi Well-Known Member
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    Well surprised as I can be but I have now deleted the weatherbug application and all works well!
    Thanks for your help all!!!!!
     

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