GPS Problems

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See GPS for details on how to evaluate the Freerunner GPS with command line utilities.

MicroSD Card Issue

This thread indicates that the problem is interference from the SD card slot, and recommends trying without the SD card inserted. A software workaround is under testing...

Information about faulty antennas

  • If you removing the SD card doesn't help and you suspect your antenna, try unplugging and replugging the internal GPS connector. (See Disassembling_Neo1973 about 2/3 of the way down. (this may differ on freerunner, pictures appreciated)

Also note that there is a trac ticket for this issue: #1542

FreeRunner_GPS_antenna_repair_SOP Indicates that some (rare?) units may have bad soldering, and includes a guide to fix. This will presumably void your warranty.

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See GPS for details on how to evaluate the Freerunner GPS with command line utilities.

MicroSD Card Issue

This thread indicates that the problem is interference from the SD card slot, and recommends trying without the SD card inserted. A software workaround is under testing...

Information about faulty antennas

  • If you removing the SD card doesn't help and you suspect your antenna, try unplugging and replugging the internal GPS connector. (See Disassembling_Neo1973 about 2/3 of the way down. (this may differ on freerunner, pictures appreciated)

Also note that there is a trac ticket for this issue: #1542

FreeRunner_GPS_antenna_repair_SOP Indicates that some (rare?) units may have bad soldering, and includes a guide to fix. This will presumably void your warranty.