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    Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

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    I purchased my 8130 about a month ago and was playing around with the GPS and was happy that it could track me up to 3m. However, since then it can't get anything closer than 1700m to my position, which is pretty useless. I'm with Telus in British Columbia. Any suggestions? I tried using nav4all and uninstalled it, would that have anything to do with it?

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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    Have you done a battery pull yet?

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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    Don't worry you're not the only person this has happened to. Here's a link to a thread noting similar problems with the 8130 and a possible solution. There's a thread here titled "8130_gps_problem" that can help you out.

    I'm having the exact same problem and I'm not sure what the source is. Still trying to figure it out.
    Ernest Rosales
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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    Yea I've tried the battery pull with no joy. The thread suggested refreshing my gps, but I guess Telus didn't include any of those options in their version of the os... strange

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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    Ya... and trying to explain this to a Telus DNA rep is like talking to a wall. I literally went through this with them step by step... and all they could suggest, (in many creative ways) was doing a hard reset. lol

    So it looks like I got myself a handset swap... hopefully I'll get a functioning one,
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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    If.anybody cares, seems that gpsed is a quick fix. Now its pretty good. But this all started with nav4all. Something in this programs messes with the gps and should be avoided by Telus users since we have no refresh option. However nav4all with gpsed is pretty cool and works well after all this. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Pearl 8130 GPS Not Accurate

    agreed.

    I posted information about this in 2 other threads entitled:

    "8130 GPS problem"

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    "Telus 8130 No Refresh GPS option"
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