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sat nav assistance

Postby Anj x » Sat 26 Dec, 2009 5:18 pm

I bought Mac a Sat Nav for christmas...problem is its not getting a GPS signal so at the moment is just a fancy road atlas...any thoughts my driving friends?
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Frozen_pea » Sat 26 Dec, 2009 9:34 pm

The first time it trys to locate the satellites and get a signal can take a while, usually best to do it outside, I know it's cold but houses can limit the signal strength and cause issue.

If it hasn't picked anything up after about 10-15 minutes where there is no overhead power cables, thick trees, essentially clear sky above - (clouds are ok ;) ) then take it back and get it replaced.

If it does pick up some satellites, then next time you turn it on it will get them quicker, or so I've been told?
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Kiki » Sun 27 Dec, 2009 4:01 pm

I'll give you a tip: don't let it guide you over a cliff :P
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Monza-Misfit » Sun 27 Dec, 2009 9:16 pm

Mine locks up occasionally and convinces itself it is in a time before sputnik ....

Find the reset button (small hole underneath) and do a factory reset, sorts ours everytime.
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Zoom4ster™ » Mon 28 Dec, 2009 2:31 pm

Anj - try turning it on!!! :)

Mac - what the **** are you playing at - who needs instructions :hit)
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Pepper » Mon 28 Dec, 2009 5:47 pm

Mac, why do you need a sat nav when you have a woman?


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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Monza-Misfit » Mon 28 Dec, 2009 10:06 pm

Pepper wrote:Mac, why do you need a sat nav when you have a woman?


Surely you've answered your own question there?
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Anj x » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 12:19 am

Indeed....and also makes one wonder what pepper does with his sat nav ?
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Kiki » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 10:58 am

He obviously means that women are absolutely brilliant at map reading and so he doesn't need a sat nav. I know this because I am brilliant at map reading and everyone I've ever navigated for has told me so. So there, Ner to all the men who say women are bad navigators!
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Monza-Misfit » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 3:03 pm

Far be it for me to suggest that most women cant tell the difference between a map and a knitting pattern but, twice this year Cissy the Cyber Slut has managed to successfully guide me around the Paris Periphique in the rush hour without getting lost or putting me on the Champs Elysee ....

A feat never managed by the wife !!
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Anj x » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 8:16 pm

I can find my way anywhere without a map very well.....as soon as I have a map to read I turn into a jibbering dribbling spazmo who loses the ability to read a junction number before passing it, go figure 8)
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Kiki » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 11:43 pm

I have never, ever seen the problem with maps. I love them, and as for things like floor plans and architectural designs... don't get me started. I've always suspected I should have been male though! Never liked shopping and girly things like make up and jewelry :?
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Re: sat nav assistance

Postby Zoom4ster™ » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 8:10 pm

Monza-Misfit wrote:Far be it for me to suggest that most women cant tell the difference between a map and a knitting pattern but, twice this year Cissy the Cyber Slut has managed to successfully guide me around the Paris Periphique in the rush hour without getting lost or putting me on the Champs Elysee ....

A feat never managed by the wife !!


A few laps of the Arc de Triomphe the Champs Elysee and back to the Place du Concord never hurt anyone!! Its makes for ammusement especially at rush hour!!! Having done it many times I can highly recommend it! Boogieondon
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