This Content Originally Published by a land surveyor to Land Surveyors United Network
reboot. 9/10 times on a TSC3 rebooting solves the blue tooth connection issue.
@Jon, Thanks, Unfortunatley not for me.
I have a base station and rover both R8 Model 1's. I have a TSC2 Data Collector. The following is the issue I am having.
I am having this same problem though it is very intermittent. Some days it will connect with no problems. One day I spent ten hours rebooting the TSC2 and Base station about every 15 minutes. I came back the next morning and it connected with zero problems. It went for about a week and never had a problem. Then one morning I spent about 5 hours trying to get it to connect with no success. I came back after lunch and it connected no problem.
I have tried powering everything down (the base, the rover and actually powering off the TSC2) and leaving them off for about 5 minutes. Then I would do a hard reset on the base station (holding the power button down for about 30 seconds as seen in this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJp6Yfrcss&feature=youtu.be ) Letting the base completely set up and get ready. Then powering up the TSC2 and trying to connect. The TSC 2 cannot find the base in the blue tooth configuration screen when I try to make a new pairing. It will not connect through the old setting either.
Previously I have tried to delete the base station and make a new pairing. When I did this it could not find anything to connect to at all. So, I turned on the blue tooth on my phone and it could find that but not the base. I had the phone about 20' feet away. The base station was about 5 feet away. That same day after lunch, after rebooting the base about 10 times the TSC2 finally found the base and let me re-pair them.
I am almost 100% positive that the blue tooth module in the Base station is going out. When using the TSC2 I can connect to the Rover and my phone but not the base. After rebooting the base station X+Y(/Z) times I can eventually reconnect to the base.
I do not have any cables to connect to the Base to attempt to use WinFlash. I know the Firmware in the base is WAY out of date (I just started working with this company and I do not think anyone has ever updated the firmware in the base, rover or the TSC2.) Any suggestions on what I can do?