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eag
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eag
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-13-2012
My Device: Playbook OS 2.1
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Compass shows opposite direction

The built-in compass on my Playbook shows the opposite to the real direction (i.e., shows south for north, east for west, etc) The compasses in the navigation app and the sky app I downloaded also show the opposite direction, but  I downloaded a simple compass app and it shows the proper direction. The Playbook's GPS works. How do I calibrate the built-in compass so it shows the correct direction? I have tried pressing "Reset" several times but it makes no difference.

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TroyTempest
Posts: 367
Registered: ‎09-22-2012
My Device: Playbook 32

Re: Compass shows opposite direction

You have a built in Compass?? What playbook and what os do you have?

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eag
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eag
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-13-2012
My Device: Playbook OS 2.1

Re: Compass shows opposite direction

I'm referring to the magnetometer. Playbook 16 GB OS2.1. The on-screen compass I was referring to where I tried to reset may be part of the "What's Up" app rather that coming from Playbook. As I said, this app and "Navigator" both show the opposite to the correct direction, while the "Compass" app is correct, based on sun position.

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AA388
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎01-20-2012
My Device: Z10 + Torch + Playbook

Re: Compass shows opposite direction

With "Whats up" don't you have to spin the playbook around both it's axis after using the reset button to recalibrate it.

 

 

eag
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eag
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-13-2012
My Device: Playbook OS 2.1

Re: Compass shows opposite direction

Thank you!!! I never saw that direction anywhere. The compass is now correct in both "What's Up" and "Navigator".