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Old December 28th, 2015
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Default 9500ix many years old, lots of miles, GPS taking longer to sync?

Any idea why it takes like up to a minute to sync with GPS now? It has been mounted in the same place for like 5 years? Used to be instant?


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Any idea why it takes like up to a minute to sync with GPS now? It has been mounted in the same place for like 5 years? Used to be instant?


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In my experience, I've never observed and "instant" connection. For me, it typically takes about a minute or so.

Among other factors, weather and solar activity can effect acquisition of a GPS signal. A solid "lock" requires connections with three of the GPS satellites, so anything preventing a good signal from even one satellite can contribute to a longer sync-up time.

http://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/
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Any idea why it takes like up to a minute to sync with GPS now? It has been mounted in the same place for like 5 years? Used to be instant?


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The capacitor that stores the ephemeris data has probably expired and needs to be replaced. Please call us at the number in my signature below to set up having your detector serviced for this.
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The capacitor that stores the ephemeris data has probably expired and needs to be replaced. Please call us at the number in my signature below to set up having your detector serviced for this.
Roger good buddy, thanks and will do!

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The capacitor that stores the ephemeris data has probably expired and needs to be replaced. Please call us at the number in my signature below to set up having your detector serviced for this.
Hi. I have an Escort 9500ix and the same problem. Unfortunately, service centers in my country do not undertake repairs. Tell me where this capacitor is located. I'll try to change it. Thanks.
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It is the only barrel-type capacitor that is in the unit.
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It is the only barrel-type capacitor that is in the unit.
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