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Nokia Wireless GPS Module
LD-3W User Guide
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For your safety
Read these simple guidelines. Not
following them may be dangerous or
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further information.
All wireless devices may be
susceptible to interference,
which could affect performance.
Batteries and chargers
Use only approved batteries and
chargers. Do not connect
incompatible products.
Connecting to other devices
When connecting to any other
device, read its user guide for
detailed safety instructions. Do
not connect incompatible
Qualified service
Only qualified personnel may
repair this device.
With the Nokia Wireless GPS Module, you
can determine your current position and
direction easily. The GPS module is a
battery-operated device that uses
Bluetooth wireless technology to
communicate positioning information to
compatible mobile phones, PCs, PDAs, and
other devices.
To use the GPS module, you need a
compatible software application on the
device that you connect to it.
Read this user guide carefully before using
the GPS module. Check also http:// or your local
Nokia Web site for the latest version of
this guide, additional information,
downloads, and services related to your
Nokia product.
Global positioning system (GPS)
The GPS (global positioning system) is a
worldwide satellite-based radio
navigation system.
A GPS terminal can calculate its location
to an accuracy of 10 meters. The accuracy
depends on the number of satellites, the
signals of which the GPS module receives.
In optimal conditions, the accuracy may
be within a few meters.
The antenna of the GPS module is located
under the Nokia logo, and it should face
upwards. Some car windshields and
windows may contain metal, which may
block or weaken the satellite signals.
If you stand still, GPS cannot detect which
way you are facing, because it determines
your direction on the basis of your
The GPS (global positioning
system) is operated by the
United States government, which is solely
responsible for accuracy and maintenance
of the system. The accuracy of location
data can be affected by adjustments to
GPS satellites made by the United States
government and is subject to change with
the United States Department of Defense
civil GPS policy and the Federal
Radionavigation Plan. Accuracy can also
be affected by poor satellite geometry.
Availability and quality of GPS signals may
be affected by buildings and natural
obstacles, as well as weather conditions.
The GPS receiver should only be used
outdoors to allow reception of GPS
GPS should not be used for precise
location measurement, and you should
never rely solely on location data from the
GPS receiver. This GPS receiver does not
support location of the phone by
emergency operators.
Get started
Your device may contain small parts. Keep
them out of reach of small children.
Before you can start to use the GPS
module, you must do the following:
• Install a compatible software
application on the phone.
• Charge the battery of the GPS module
• Pair the compatible phone with the
GPS module.
Some Nokia phone models, such as the
Nokia 9500 Communicator, have a
location privacy setting. To provide GPS
location data to software applications in
the Nokia 9500 Communicator, select
Tools → Control panel → Extras →
Location privacy → Verification policy
→ Accept all.
GPS module parts
The GPS module contains the following
parts shown in Figure 1 at the start of this
1 - GPS indicator light
2 - Bluetooth indicator light
3 - Battery charge indicator light
4 - Power key
5 - Release button of the back cover
6 - Charger connector
Batteries and chargers
The GPS module has a removable and
rechargeable BL-5C battery. For
availability of approved batteries and
chargers, check with your local dealer.
Check the model number of any charger
before use with this device. This device is
intended for use when supplied with
power from the AC-3, AC-4, and DC-4
Warning! Use only batteries and
chargers approved by Nokia for
use with this particular device.
The use of any other types may
invalidate any approval or
warranty, and may be
When you disconnect the power cord of
any enhancement, grasp and pull the plug,
not the cord.
Install the battery
See Figure 2 at the start of this guide.
1. To open the back cover of the GPS
module, press the release button (1),
and slide the cover away from the
device (2).
2. Insert the battery (3).
3. Close the back cover (4), and slide it in
the direction of the arrow (5) until it
locks into place.
Charge the battery
1. Plug the charger into its connector on
the GPS module.
2. Connect the charger to a power outlet.
During charging, the green or red
indicator light blinks, depending on
whether the GPS module is on (green)
or off (red).
When the battery is fully charged and
the power is on, the green light is
displayed continuously. When the
battery is fully charged and the power
is off, the red light stops to blink.
3. Disconnect the charger from the
power outlet and the GPS module.
When the battery is running out of power,
the red indicator light on the GPS module
starts to blink every 15 seconds. Recharge
the battery.
Basic use
The GPS module should only be used
outdoors to allow reception of GPS
GPS should not be used for precise
location measurement, and you should
never rely solely on location data from the
GPS module. Almost all digital
cartography is inaccurate and incomplete
to some extent. Never rely solely on the
cartography provided for use with this
The use of this GPS module requires your
mobile phone to be switched on. Do not
switch on your mobile phone where it may
cause interference or danger.
Switch the GPS module on and off
To switch the GPS module on or off, press
the power key for one second.
When you turn on the GPS module, it
takes some time for the device to position
itself, depending on how long the GPS
module has been turned off, and how well
it can receive the satellite signals. The
start-up time is also longer if the battery
has been removed. In optimal conditions,
the start-up takes about one minute.
Connect with Bluetooth wireless
There may be restrictions on using
Bluetooth technology in some locations.
Check with your local authorities or
service provider.
See the user guide of your phone for a
more detailed description of Bluetooth
wireless technology.
Pair with a compatible phone
Before you can use the GPS module, you
must pair it with a compatible phone.
With some GPS applications, you can pair
and connect the GPS module within the
application without using the Bluetooth
menu of your phone. See the user guide of
the GPS application. If you have previously
connected other GPS devices to your
phone, remove their pairings from the
phone before pairing the GPS module.
To pair the GPS module in the Bluetooth
1. Make sure the phone and the GPS
module are switched on.
2. Switch on the Bluetooth feature in
your phone, and set the phone to
search for Bluetooth devices as
instructed in the user guide of the
3. Select the GPS module (Nokia LD-3W)
from the list of found devices.
4. Enter the Bluetooth passcode 0000 to
pair the GPS module with the phone.
5. Start using the GPS application.
You can pair the GPS module with up to
eight compatible phones, but you can
connect it to only one at a time.
Disconnect the GPS module
To disconnect the GPS module, do one of
the following:
• Disconnect the GPS module in the
application that you used to establish
the connection.
• Switch off the GPS module.
• Disconnect the GPS module in the
Bluetooth menu of the phone.
Check the GPS module status in
the night mode
In some GPS applications, you can set the
GPS module into the night mode. In the
night mode, the indicator lights are only
lit if the GPS module cannot determine its
position, or if the Bluetooth connection is
To check the GPS module status in the
night mode, press the power key quickly.
The indicator lights appear briefly.
Support for WAAS/EGNOS
The GPS module supports the WAAS/
EGNOS system. To use the system, your
GPS application needs to support it as
well. For details, see the user guide for
your GPS application.
Reset the GPS module
To reset the GPS module, press the power
key for 10 seconds. During resetting, the
green and red indicator lights blink
If you cannot connect the GPS module to
a compatible phone, proceed as follows:
• Ensure that the Bluetooth feature is
activated on the compatible phone.
• Ensure that the GPS module is
switched on and paired with a
compatible phone.
• Ensure that you ended the previous
Bluetooth connection from the phone.
• Check that the GPS module is within
10 meters of the phone and that there
are no obstructions or electronic
devices between the two.
Battery information
• Your GPS module is powered by a
rechargeable battery. The full
performance of a new battery is
achieved only after two or three
complete charge and discharge cycles.
The battery can be charged and
discharged hundreds of times, but it
will eventually wear out. When the
talk and standby times are noticeably
shorter than normal, replace the
battery. Use only Nokia approved
batteries, and recharge your battery
only with Nokia approved chargers
designated for this device.
• Unplug the charger from the electrical
plug and the device when not in use.
Do not leave a fully charged battery
connected to a charger, since
overcharging may shorten its lifetime.
If left unused, a fully charged battery
will lose its charge over time.
• Use the battery only for its intended
purpose. Never use any charger or
battery that is damaged.
• Do not short-circuit the battery.
Accidental short-circuiting can occur
when a metallic object, such as a coin,
a clip or a pen, causes direct
connection of the positive (+) and
negative (-) terminals of the battery.
(These look like metal strips on the
battery.) This might happen, for
example, when you carry a spare
battery in your pocket or purse. Shortcircuiting the terminals may damage
the battery or the connecting object.
• Leaving the battery in hot or cold
places, such as in a closed car in
summer or winter conditions, will
reduce the capacity and lifetime of the
battery. Always try to keep the battery
between 15°C and 25°C (59°F and
77°F). A device with a hot or cold
battery may not work temporarily,
even when the battery is fully charged.
Battery performance is particularly
limited in temperatures well below
• Do not dispose of batteries in a fire as
they may explode. Batteries may also
explode if damaged. Dispose of
batteries according to local
regulations. Please recycle when
possible. Do not dispose as household
Care and maintenance
Your GPS module is a product of superior
design and craftsmanship and should be
treated with care. The suggestions below
will help you protect your warranty
• Do not use or store the GPS module in
dusty, dirty areas. Its moving parts and
electronic components can be
• Do not store the GPS module in hot
areas. High temperatures can shorten
the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries, and warp or melt certain
• Do not store the GPS module in cold
areas. When the device returns to its
normal temperature, moisture can
form inside the device and damage
electronic circuit boards.
• Do not attempt to open the GPS
module other than as instructed in this
• Do not drop, knock, or shake the GPS
module. Rough handling can break
internal circuit boards and fine
• Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning
solvents, or strong detergents to clean
the GPS module.
• Do not paint the GPS module. Paint
can clog the moving parts and prevent
proper operation.
If the GPS module is not working properly,
take it to the nearest authorized service
facility for service.
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