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Topic # 150667 30-Jul-2014 07:49
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Hi Guys,

Recently I replaced the main board within my S3 and I noticed when I tried to use my GPS, I keep getting GPS signal lost, is that due to connectivity or things in the board not screwed properly?

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  Reply # 1098343 30-Jul-2014 08:54
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Have a look at this for a start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI4hs19riRM

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  Reply # 1098367 30-Jul-2014 09:24
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No doubt you have already googled the problem, but there are quite a few results for making sure the chassis screws around the perimeter are all tight. I can only assume it makes sure the contacts on the board are snug against the aerial contacts. Other than that I found this quite instructive video about the S3 aerials, particularly the way the guy uses a homemade foil antennae to test the GPS and WiFi. This may be worth a crack since you obviously don't mind pulling things apart if you have already replaced the mainboard.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VI4hs19riRM

Interesting how devices that are relying on extremely small electrical values are so susceptible to corrosion and poor contacts. Design flaw maybe?

Edit: Beaten to the punch. Must be cause I took too long struggling with the spell correct on my Samsung tablet!




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  Reply # 1098794 30-Jul-2014 20:08
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Ta guys. Will try it out..

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