I recently purchased a Deluo USB GPS for about $70 online and used it on a trip in the Northwest. Ran it with Coastal Navigator and free NOAA raster and vector charts
. Performed great until one day it fell (I had up by port for best view of sky) behind my laptop
, attached (it has magnet) itself to my VGA port and blew the backlight for teh screen
, making the screen
My IT guys at work told me that magnetic fields are just like electric
fields; probably short-circuit. Laptop now being serviced.
I wrote Deluo about it, asking them if they made non-magnetic gps. Their response did not address issue of magnetic fields and computers
, but I will write them for clarification. In the meantime, great gps, but keep away from computer or shield the magnet.
Anyone ever have or heard of similar problem?