L502x GPS

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  1. ExMM

    ExMM Notebook Evangelist

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    Someone knows if my L701x has the GPS built in?
     
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    well, the best way to know is to check it by yourself.

    I will try to make a small guide like Harry_C said

    first,you must have all device drivers properly installed before continue, specially the HSPA modem (wich is the GPS hardware on my l502x), but you can skip this step in most cases

    to know if your lappy have gps avalible, go to windows device manager and check for the gps word at the COM/LPT ports

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    as you can see, I have an avalible GPS port located at COM5


    to connect the gps, just open "Dell Mobile Broadband Manager", it should come preinstalled with the proper drivers.

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    now click at the gps button (well, you can also run the "gps utility" directly instead run the "mobile broadband manager" first )

    and then

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    click at start gps.

    this may take a while until this window report the gps is ready and running, If you want to know the progress, and you dont wait for ages for the ready status, you can download an app named visualGPS

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    you can download Visual GPS here

    I noticed when it have over 4 satellites operatives (blue lines at the top-left place, grey lines is when the satellite signal is not operative I think)

    and finally when the dell mobile broadband manager report the gps is operative and running, you can start your favorite gps software, like miscrosoft autoroute 2010, but dont close the dell gps utility!

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    make sure you also select the propper COM port depending of your system config, I have COM5 on mine, but it may differs on your computer

    I hope this help, and I'm sorry for the spanish screenshots, but setting up a english windows 7 installation with proper drivers and stuff just for this microguide would be like ..... :D
     
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    The Quartier Latin is cool :D
     
  4. capitankasar

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    hehehe yeah :D

    well, last two Images I got them from Internet, I just took the first 3 ones from my laptop (basically all the ones on spanish language hehe)

    also posting my current home location by a gps picture on internet may be dangerous, I dont want to die yet, hehe
     
  5. ExMM

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    Thanks for this proper explanation! :)

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    ty yukinok :)

    @all

    I edited my previus post and added the DL link for the visual gps and added/fixed some parts.
     
  7. wsxcde

    wsxcde Newbie

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    Does the L502x sold in the US have the built-in GPS? Below is my configuration.

    Quantity Parts # Part Description
    1 0VJFK MODULE..., LABEL..., DEO, ESTAR 5.0
    1 7FHH7 SERVICE INSTALL MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., L502X
    1 F71M6 MODULE..., SHIPPING MATERIAL..., SXPS15, COLOR..., EPE
    1 WY4K8 BASE (ASSEMBLY OR GROUP)..., NOTEBOOK..., CTO, EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., L502X
    1 V4874 MODULE..., PROCESSOR..., SNB, I7-2630QM, L502X
    1 7YPMV Processor, I7-2630QM, 2.0, 4C, SNB, D2, P
    1 V9KPP MODULE..., LABEL..., INTEL..., NO BIOS..., CI72
    1 HPGRP MODULE..., DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE..., 6G, 1333M, DDR3, 1X2/1X4
    1 V1RX3 Dual In-Line Memory Module, 2GB, 1333MHZ, 256X64, 8K, 204
    1 X830D Dual In-Line Memory Module, 4GB1333MHZ, 512X64, 8K, 200
    1 GRJ9V Module, Keyboard, 86, United States, English, C12SB
    1 PVDG3 Keyboard, 86, United States, England/English, C12SB
    1 KWHN4 Module, Documentation, English, Extreme Performance System, L502X, Dao/Bcc
    1 4DJTN TECHNICAL SHEET..., NVIDIA..., CANADA/CANADIAN...
    1 KPJR0 TECHNICAL SHEET..., NVIDIA..., FAQ, CANADA/CANADIAN...
    1 U943P TECHNICAL SHEET..., DRIVER DOWNLOAD, ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
    1 V586V KIT..., DOCUMENTATION..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., L502X, D/B
    1 8GFV1 MODULE..., LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY..., 15.6FHD, TLF, AU OPTRONICS CORP..., NIMOY
    1 K3Y8X Assembly, Bracket, Left, Right, Liquid Crystal Display, Light Emitting Diode, NIMOY
    1 KYYVK Liquid Crystal Display, 15.6FHD, B+RG, Light Emitting Diode, True Life, Au Optronics Corp
    1 V73D3 Assembly, Cable, Low Voltage Differential Signaling, Full High Definition, Light Emitting Diode, NIMOY
    1 WGXV5 Module, Software, Creative, Camera, Consumer, 2.X, Factory Install
    1 1NTJ9 Module, Software, Dell Computer Corporation, Framework, STAGE
    1 2XY11 Module, Software, VIDEO, STAGE
    1 6T9G4 Module, Software, PHOTO, STAGE
    1 WRRR0 Module, Software, MUSIC, STAGE
    1 3C4JR MODULE..., ASSEMBLY..., BASE (ASSEMBLY OR GROUP)..., DISCRETE VIDEO..., 1G, L502X
    1 YR8NN ASSEMBLY..., BASE (ASSEMBLY OR GROUP)..., NOTEBOOK..., DISCRETE VIDEO..., 1G, L502X
    1 R609C MODULE..., CORD..., POWER..., 125V, 1M, C5, UNITED STATES...
    1 K260C CORD..., Power, 125V, 2.5A, 1M, C5 United States
    1 U451C MODULE..., ADAPTER..., ALTERNATING CURRENT..., FLEXIBLE..., 130W, 3P, WORLD WIDE...
    1 CM161 Adapter, Alternating Current 130W, Flexible, 3P, World Wide M09
    1 VWX72 MODULE..., BRACKET..., WITH OUT..., Television Tuner..., PLASTIC..., L501X
    1 D9HRK Assembly, Bracket, With Out, Television Tuner, Plastic, L501X
    1 HD4KK MODULE..., HARD DRIVE..., Pentium M Dothan, 1.86GHZ, 2 MEGB, 533FSB..., 7.2, P11, 4KE, SGT-DRU
    1 R6KNT Hard Drive, Pentium M Dothan, 1.86GHZ, 2 MEGB, 533FSB..., S2, 7.2K, P11, 4KE, SGT-DRU
    1 V5H6X MODULE..., COVER..., LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY..., ALUMINUM..., SILVER..., WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK CARD..., L502X
    1 52MKT ASSEMBLY..., COVER..., BACK..., ALUMINUM..., SILVER..., WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK CARD..., L502X
    1 6XDKP Assembly, Bezel, Liquid Crystal Display, Plastic, L502X
    1 GV0CP MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., WINDOWS-LIVE, WAVE4, CONSUMER...
    1 W3HMK MODULE..., LABEL..., MICROSOFT..., NO BIOS..., WIN7
    1 G3CY0 MODULE..., MEDIA..., DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE..., DRIVER..., RDVD, L502X
    1 XM544 Module, Software, PC-RESTORE Transactional Line Of Business
    1 JP927 Module, Software, DELL-WELCOME Transactional Line Of Business
    1 D282K Module, Software, Data Safe Basic, 2.0
    1 D453M Module, Software, COZI-CALENDAR
    1 M239M Module, Software, LTG DELL-DOWNLOAD-FLAG
    1 K491T Module, Software, SKYPT, SKYPE Factory Install
    1 TCFRM Module, Software, EBAY-WEBSLICE
    1 X60PT Module, Software, WHITEPAGES.COM, WEBSLICE
    1 99RFP MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DSPRT-CTR, 3.0
    1 X5F0R Module, Software, TRUSTED-ID, ICON
    1 4WYVT MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., QUICK FIX ENGINEERING..., WIN7SP1, NO BIOS...
    1 TG4MT Module, Software, W7HP64SP1, English, Dao/Bcc
    1 VR08H MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY..., W7HP32/64
    1 4GF1R MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., SYNCHRONOUS..., UP
    1 W6464 MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., E-READER, BLIO, STAGE
    1 WWMMD MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., DIGITAL ..., MAGZ, STAGE
    1 P6XPR MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., CRRS, MULTIPLE USER INTERFACE...
    1 NW96J Module, Software, Adobe, Reader, X, Multi-Language
    1 7N17C MODULE..., DVDRW/BD-ROM, HITACHI LG DATA STORAGE..., INSPIRON...
    1 N5K09 Dvd+/-Rw And Bd-Rom, 12.7, Serial Ata, Hitachi Lg Data Storage
    1 YTPW1 MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., ROXIO..., CRTR, START..., FACTORY INSTALL...
    1 CD6YF Module, Software, Powerdvd, 3D, 9.6, Factory Install
    1 GR6PD SERVICE INSTALL MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., 13/63, WLAN/BT, L502X
    1 HNXY9 MODULE..., CARD (CIRCUIT)..., NETWORK..., 6230, CNB, WORLD WIDE...
    1 XXG96 Card, Wireless, INTEL6230, World Wide
    1 DW8YJ SERVICE INSTALL MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., WIDI, UMA/OPTM, L502X
    1 GMXRT MODULE..., SOFTWARE..., MCAF11, 15MTH, MULTIPLE USER INTERFACE...
    1 243Y0 MODULE..., BATTERY..., PRIMARY..., 90WHR, 9C, LENGTH/LONG...
    1 P27T3 Battery, Primary, 90WHR, 9C, Lithium, Length/Long
    1 8H0XF MODULE..., KIT..., SOFTWARE..., OFCHS-2010, ENGLAND/ENGLISH..., DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION...
    1 RD1JX Kit, Software, OFCHS-2010, Multi-Purpose Instructions, English, Dell Americas Organization
    1 N96VP Module, Software, OFC-2010, Factory Install
    1 J071G Module, Software, Soft Contracts, DELL-IN-HOME
    1 61YKY Module, Software, DSO, 2GB-FREE, 2.0
    1 GN268 Module, Information Instruction, FLYER, Dell Home Systems, NB
    1 TD3P3 MODULE..., INFORMATION..., NORTH..., WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK...
     
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    you will need to check what I said, you also can click on "sensors and locations" at windows control panel and check if there is any clickeable item like this.

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    however, whatching what you attached (the dell's site configuration machine stuff I think), I assume your system didnt even arrived yet.

    I also just saw mention to the intel 6230 card, so i dont know if there will be another card in the another minipcie slot such as the 3G/HSPA card, I asume it will since I didnt saw anything on mine until I got it, it was like a surprise :D, GPS and 3G inside ^^

    mine came with the HSPA 5540 card.


    keep us updated :)
     
  9. wsxcde

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    I bought my L502x last October. I did a fresh Windows x64 install. I have "No sensors are installed" in "sensors and locations" at windows control panel.
     
  10. capitankasar

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    in that case:

    if you already installed all the device drivers, and checked the COM/LPT devices at the device manager, and you didnt found anything related GPS port, your laptop probably doenst have any gps device installed.

    anyway you can check the hardware by removing the 3 screws necessary to remove the small plastic door under the machine.

    then you will have phisicall access to the ram modules and minipcie cards, the small minipcie card (half/sized) will be the intel 6230 card in your case.

    check if there are a normal size minipcie card near the wifi one
    (I think by default dell include a GPS/3G card or a TV tunner card in other cases, however the slot may be empty)

    in my case the normal size minipcie was the HSPA 5540 GPS/3G card

    let us to know what card u have there
     
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