Leica GX1230 GG will not download new Almanac
I have an old Leica GX1230 GG GNSS receiver running firmware v8.00 and Meas Engine v 3.055. As far as i have read this combination of firmware should work. However, my GPS and GLONASS Almanacs are stuck at 21.04.97 and 10.03.99 respectively. I left the receiver set up and running for 4 hours hoping they would download to no avail. This is a pretty old receiver which maintenance end was 15.01.10. but does anyone have any advice on getting the almanacs to update?
I would reach out to your local dealer to ask if they have any suggestions or contact Leica directly via their support email.
Here is a link to their support page. It looks like you have to select your product, then country and state.
I had same issue and was ready to take instrument to dealer. Not sure what I did, but I changed some of the parameters and was able to download. I should have written the solution down but did not. Like you, I followed all the instructions available to no avail. Don't give up.
You do need to push the update with a cable vs Bluetooth as I'm sure you are doing.
Hopefully you were able to talk to your local dealer and get this resolved. If not, then try the below steps. If that doesn't work, you might need to bring it to a service center to wipe and reloaded the ME through the service software. if that doesn't work then the ME needs to be replaced.
The below steps forces the instrument to initialize and can fix some issues like this.
- Main menu
- 5 for Config
- 2 for Satellite Settings
- Press "Shift"
- Press F4 "Init"
No luck yet, thank you for the advice ill try this out.