A while back I aquired a second hand OVMS unit cheaply, previous owner warned he never got GPS to work. I tried getting a new external GPS antenna but that didn't work of course. I read up on a previous thread on the same subject https://www.openvehicles.com/node/2604 and even got a cheap multimeter. But in all honesty I don't know how to use it, lol. So I'm too unskilled to follow Mark's directions in https://www.openvehicles.com/comment/7071#comment-7071
Loving my OVMS and eager to use the gps as well I found another OVMS unit (complete with modem and GPS) and it works like a charm. So with a working unit and a broken unit I've determined that:
- the new unit + modem from old unit = GPS works (so the old's unit's modem is ok)
- old unit + modem from new unit = no GPS
So the conclusion must be that either the external GPS cable connector or the internal cable that it's connected to must be broken. But neither are parts that I can replace myself without soldering, right? Then I would need to send it to openvehicles.com to get it repaired I guess. I'm afraid the shipping and repair costs would be more than the resale value of a fixed unit.
Would you guys agree? So I should try and sell the old unit as wifi only?