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Aaargh! Techie nightmare TomTom/Bluetooth GPS


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I am hoping that somebody out there may be able to assist me as I am stuck. I just cannot get my PDA to communicate with my bluetooth GPS at all. It used to work, but I let the batteries go flat on my PDA and had to re-install TomTom, and it's not worked ever since... well, TT works but it does not see my GPS. It sees Tony's GPS (a bluetooth TT GPS) okay :(

 

Here's what I am using

 

PDA = Pocket Loox Running pocket windows 2003

TomTom v6

the gps is a Cellink BTG-7000 (manual is useless and doesn't tell me anything).

 

I got the PDA to see the GPS and attempt to pair with it, but then it asks me for a security code. There is no code available in the manual for the GPS, so I assume you just type in any old thing. Well, nothing I type seems to help.

 

If anybody has any tricks and wheezes for getting recalcitrant GPSs and PDAs to play nicely together, I would be pleased to give them a try....

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Try 1111 as the bluetooth code.

That's the default number for mine (but that's a Fortuna, so probably won't be any help to you at all - but it's worth a go)

 

Globalsat default BT code is 0000, so maybe worth a try if 1111 doesn't get things talking. I also found that you need to go into Settings/System/Bluetooth and make sure both "Inbound" and "Outbout" COM ports are ticked.

 

Cheers,

 

Jon.

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I am hoping that somebody out there may be able to assist me as I am stuck. I just cannot get my PDA to communicate with my bluetooth GPS at all. It used to work, but I let the batteries go flat on my PDA and had to re-install TomTom, and it's not worked ever since... well, TT works but it does not see my GPS. It sees Tony's GPS (a bluetooth TT GPS) okay :(

 

Here's what I am using

 

PDA = Pocket Loox Running pocket windows 2003

TomTom v6

the gps is a Cellink BTG-7000 (manual is useless and doesn't tell me anything).

 

I got the PDA to see the GPS and attempt to pair with it, but then it asks me for a security code. There is no code available in the manual for the GPS, so I assume you just type in any old thing. Well, nothing I type seems to help.

 

If anybody has any tricks and wheezes for getting recalcitrant GPSs and PDAs to play nicely together, I would be pleased to give them a try....

 

Default bluetooth code is usually 0000

 

This review linky says that the gps needs to have a lock otherwise the PDA won't recognise it - is that the problem? There are also a couple of other quirks there which might help

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It used to work, but I let the batteries go flat on my PDA and had to re-install TomTom, and it's not worked ever since...

 

Once you get it working again, I'd strongly recommend you do a system backup (to the storage card), to allow you to easily restore all software and settings should the batteries ever be allowed to drain again.

 

Cheers,

 

jon.

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Woo Hoo, success! The passcode was 1234, but I tried that last night and it didn't work. I did a soft reset on my PDA and started again from scratch. Configuring TomTom I learned that you have to chose the OUTBOUND COM port and not in INBOUND one as you might imagine. I have just been standing outside acquiring satellites and managed to get it all working nicely together. Thanks for your help. Creating this post obviously did the trick!

 

I am going to make a back up of my PDA onto my PC and a backup of my SD card too. I will investigate what actually gets backed up with a 'system backup'.

 

Thanks again!

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I am hoping that somebody out there may be able to assist me as I am stuck. I just cannot get my PDA to communicate with my bluetooth GPS at all. It used to work, but I let the batteries go flat on my PDA and had to re-install TomTom, and it's not worked ever since... well, TT works but it does not see my GPS. It sees Tony's GPS (a bluetooth TT GPS) okay :huh:

 

Here's what I am using

 

PDA = Pocket Loox Running pocket windows 2003

TomTom v6

the gps is a Cellink BTG-7000 (manual is useless and doesn't tell me anything).

 

I got the PDA to see the GPS and attempt to pair with it, but then it asks me for a security code. There is no code available in the manual for the GPS, so I assume you just type in any old thing. Well, nothing I type seems to help.

 

If anybody has any tricks and wheezes for getting recalcitrant GPSs and PDAs to play nicely together, I would be pleased to give them a try....

 

This is exactly why I got rid of my Ipaq about 18 months ago. I bought it thinking it would be

 

1. Better than my paper diary.

2. able to run TomTom.

3. Allow me to do e-mails, albeit offline.

4. Allow me to modify MS-Office docs on the run.

 

2, 3 & 4 were ok.

Trying to flick through a PPC diary is rubbish compared to a standard paper pocket diary.

 

And to top it off, if the battery goes anywhere near flat, or if you dropped it from more than 2 inches, the bloody thing would hard reset.

 

I just got so miffed off with having to restore from my backup.

 

Sorry for the mini-hijack.

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I am hoping that somebody out there may be able to assist me as I am stuck. I just cannot get my PDA to communicate with my bluetooth GPS at all. It used to work, but I let the batteries go flat on my PDA and had to re-install TomTom, and it's not worked ever since... well, TT works but it does not see my GPS. It sees Tony's GPS (a bluetooth TT GPS) okay :huh:

 

Here's what I am using

 

PDA = Pocket Loox Running pocket windows 2003

TomTom v6

the gps is a Cellink BTG-7000 (manual is useless and doesn't tell me anything).

 

I got the PDA to see the GPS and attempt to pair with it, but then it asks me for a security code. There is no code available in the manual for the GPS, so I assume you just type in any old thing. Well, nothing I type seems to help.

 

If anybody has any tricks and wheezes for getting recalcitrant GPSs and PDAs to play nicely together, I would be pleased to give them a try....

 

This is exactly why I got rid of my Ipaq about 18 months ago. I bought it thinking it would be

 

1. Better than my paper diary.

2. able to run TomTom.

3. Allow me to do e-mails, albeit offline.

4. Allow me to modify MS-Office docs on the run.

 

2, 3 & 4 were ok.

Trying to flick through a PPC diary is rubbish compared to a standard paper pocket diary.

 

And to top it off, if the battery goes anywhere near flat, or if you dropped it from more than 2 inches, the bloody thing would hard reset.

 

I just got so miffed off with having to restore from my backup.

 

Sorry for the mini-hijack.

 

Agreed - I've got 2 - 6910 and 6340...you sure get used to flicking the reset switch often!

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