connecting magellan gps

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:47
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I have a magellan meridian gold gps & toshiba e800 pda and can't get them to talk to each other.

Think I have tried most of the more obvious things such as baud rate etc.

Any clues?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 00:18

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 00:18
Eric had similar isssues it was the cable.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:33

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:33
no was the GPS
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:52

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:52
yea remembered that after I typed it, since you had replaced the cable and all thinkin that it was an issue
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Reply By: matt(nsw) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:48

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:48
should'nt be the cable ( I hope). Purchased specific cable from supplynet
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:06

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:06
A common cause is to have NMEA turned off on the Magellan. Scroll through the menu and check its on.
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Reply By: matt(nsw) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:47

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:47
thanks bob

the nmea is set to v2.1 GSA

baud rate 4800

configuration in oziexplorer ce as follows

com 1
baud 4800
sentence GPGGA
output datumWGS 84

same settings for gps upload/download & obviously magellan selected

gps talks to PC when using oziexplorer without a problem

have tried various combinations, & note some suggestion that com 2 should be selected. This appears to be for infra red!!!

have also tried without success turning the simulator on the gps , both auto & user.
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Reply By: Nicholas from OctaPC - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:07

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:07
Have you asked Magellan? Also what software on the PDA are you using to chat to the GPS?
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Reply By: matt(nsw) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:28

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:28
Thanks everybody, problem solved.

Turned out to be a wire crossed (literally) in the connecting cable, on the in line pcb board.

Quick solder job this afternoon and now working a treat
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