All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 12-06-2006, 02:02 PM
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N80 & Gps

Just bought the Nokia LD-3W GPS receiver to try out with my N80. I downloaded SmartcomGPS
(trial version) but I'm having problems - everything seems to work fine for the first 30
seconds but then the bluetooth connection seems to die.
I'm pretty sure the Bluetooth on the N80 is ok as I've been using PC Suite with a bluetooth
dongle without any hassle. I also don't think its not SmartCom as I also downloaded GETrack
and had similar problems... so I guess that leaves the gps receiver?

Anyone had similar problems? Do you need to position the GPS receiver a particular way??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
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Old 13-06-2006, 10:15 AM
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Did you try the Bluetooth GPS with the built in GPS related software and see if you got a similar issue. If so it could be a faulty GPS although I would be suprised if that were the case.

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Did you try the Bluetooth GPS with the built in GPS related software and see if you got a similar issue. If so it could be a faulty GPS although I would be suprised if that were the case.

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Where is the build in GPS software? Can't see that anywhere on the phone....

I have tried 2 other apps at this stage - GETrack and ViewRanger..... all seem to have the same problem.

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Old 13-06-2006, 04:16 PM
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Position / Navigator / Landmarks - found under Tools folder.

Sounds like it is either a system software issue or something with your Bluetooth GPS (which is strange as the Nokia one is meant to be good).
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im usin' ld-3w with n80, tested smartcom and getrack n they worked great! ive tested on old soft n on flashed one, was ok. i wrote just to make u sure that it works normally.
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chervee - thanks - great when some can confirm something is working - makes problems eaiser to diagnose.
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Position / Navigator / Landmarks - found under Tools folder.

Sounds like it is either a system software issue or something with your Bluetooth GPS (which is strange as the Nokia one is meant to be good).
Rafe, do you mean the Symbian OS when you say system software issue? The firmware is up to version 06, so i hope this didn't cause problems as well....

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Position / Navigator / Landmarks - found under Tools folder.

Sounds like it is either a system software issue or something with your Bluetooth GPS (which is strange as the Nokia one is meant to be good).

Rafe is your N80 a pre-production model

I have checked mine and my brothers and neither of us have this built in gps software.
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Rafe is your N80 a pre-production model

I have checked mine and my brothers and neither of us have this built in gps software.
Yeah.... I can't find it either...

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Apparently this is found under hidden installed apps. You'll need to install Best Taskman to find it. Try it out to see...

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Apparently this is found under hidden installed apps. You'll need to install Best Taskman to find it. Try it out to see...
Ok, found it. Thanks.

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I have installed best taskman but can not see the app.

Could someone talk me through ho to find and install the built in gps app.

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Open Best taskman, press the left arrow to choosed the "Installed" tab,
Go down the list until you get to Navigator, press the center button.
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I guess I dont have it on my phone then cos its not there.

Thanks anyway.

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Sorry forgot to mention that you should enable the hidden applications:

open best task mand and got to misc->options
Then Chang ethe show hidden apps to yes
ANd you possibly need to change the show preinstalled applications to yes as well

Then try the description above.

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