GPS Not Working

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    I woke up this AM and suddenly my GPS is not working. I turned it on off with the power widget serveral times. Then did a Shift-Alt-Delete reboot. Then did a battery-wait a few minutes pull. Still nothing, the GPS just spins.

    I am not travelling, so the Droid is home where it usually resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

    WiFi and BT are working fine and so is 3G and voice calls.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
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    Sounds like you might have to take it in to get looked at then. As long as you've verified all the settings for the GPS are on. Are you inside a building or outside? Your GPS might be blocked if you are inside.

    P.S. - Go Penguins!
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    Yesterday my GPS was taking some time to lock in, I did a batt pull and I was good to go after that.

    If not, you may have an issue.
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    I second this. If you're indoors that could be why, I rarely get a signal in my house.
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    Thank you for the replies.

    I am not indoors. (I stood on my deck at 5AM for five minutes then I drove to work for 45 minutes constantly checking.)

    I think I may be screwed. I am going to try a factory reset and see if that helps.

    BTW this is a non-rooted phone. (I work with LINUX enough at my job, I need a break from it on my phone/pda!)
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    Gps

    You might want to try

    *228 SEND Option 1

    before you do a Factory Reset. Worked for me.
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    when my gps stops working, a restart of the phone fixes it.

    that is also my theory as to why the *228 works, because after it resets the phone, which accomplishes the same thing.
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