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    Angry GPS suddenly doesn't work

    Yesterday my GPS stopped working. Now whenever I try navigation it just says "searching for GPS".
    In maps, I only get the "cell tower" circle.
    And even in the GPS Status app I get 0.00000 for my lat and long.

    The "GPS is on" icon comes up in my task bar, but even after having a clear view of the sky for a literal hour it's still "searching for GPS".

    I tried turning the gps off and on again and rebooting the phone. No good. I hope I don't have to default it.
    Anyone else?

    (Las Vegas Nevada. Got 2.1-update1 and system updater says I'm up to date)
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    You said "even after having a clear view of the sky for a literal hour." Were you stationary during this time? If not, I'd reboot and leave it under open sky while stationary.
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    No, I was not stationary at the time, I had it up on the dash of my car while I drove home.

    I pulled the battery last night (getting my bodyglove super-case off is a biatch) and that seems to have fixed it for now.
    Still makes me wonder what the issue was though.
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    Same the OP..

    GPS had been working fine.. Then Tried to navigate, only got searching for GPS, tried battery pull, tried wifi off and on, and tried rebooting.

    Stationary and moving wouldn't work, finally while going to a garage sale it, I got the arrow and it started following me..

    Using GPS Status and GPS test, I would only get 1-2 satellites (with open sky) and they would be grey..

    Had this happen before also.. Donno what causes it.
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    Mine has suddenly started doing this, about three weeks ago (the time of the former posts). It used to find the GPS from anywhere, within about 10 seconds of going into maps... now it can sit for 30 minutes under a clear sky and find nothing. What's changed??? Annoying!
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    Unhappy

    Mine has been doing this for the last month as well - it will take a few minutes (sometimes quite a bit more) to get a signal - I'm wondering if this is an issue with my particular unit, an issue with the satellites, or an issue with Maps (or some combination). Really frustrating though.....
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    Searching for GPS

    I am having the same issue all of a sudden. Pulled the battery and even did a factory reset. My wife has no problems with her Droid even when we are in the same location. Because it does work periodically, I am less inclined to believe it is a hardware issue. Thoughts?
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    Not using a Moto Droid but...

    I am having this same issue. I have an LG Ally and getting the same "Searching..." message.

    Not sure where to turn for this one.

    Nick
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    Mine is the same way. Anybody find an answer?
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    GPS Fix

    I followed the instructions here -

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/pending-submissions-questions/5028-gps-failed-may-fix.html

    - and things have been working since (knocking wood).
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