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achee
03-01-2007, 09:36 AM
I am having problem with my SmartTag whereby it doesn't work whenever it passes thru LDP and Sprint. Others (PLUS, Elite etc) ok.

Can I get it repaired or checked, and where? My SmartTag is about 2 years old and I realised that it start giving problem since LDP started the SmartTag lane last year.

denver
03-01-2007, 09:54 AM
Is your car using any sort of window tint (like V-kool) on your front windshield? Some type of tindow tint can reduce the signal strength of smart tags.

sulynx
03-01-2007, 10:25 AM
the time my dad had problems with his smart tag it was because his batteries are weak. perhaps? when you insert your touch n go card, if it says 'hi' that means the batteries level is high, but if it says 'lo' then it's time to change.

mediumsliced
03-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Sometimes, it will go beep-beep-beep after you pass the ST barrier. That's a signal of a weak battery.

clfoo
03-01-2007, 02:58 PM
Sometimes, it will go beep-beep-beep after you pass the ST barrier. That's a signal of a weak battery.

ya that is what i was told after that 'overpriced feeding the crony' gadget beep-beep-beep sound .. but when press and check, it show HI .... :confused:

CCY
03-01-2007, 03:14 PM
ya that is what i was told after that 'overpriced feeding the crony' gadget beep-beep-beep sound .. but when press and check, it show HI .... :confused:

I do not know under what current load condition is this 'HI' status determine and I don't know why such gadget don't come with an adapter that will tap into the vehicles unlimited power , with the 9v battery as standby. Moreover it is squeezing all the juices out of the user at more than rm100 a piece. That should have eliminated most of the uncertainty regarding weak battery and much more friendly to the environment too.
It is possible that it is the root cause of the quaint behaviour at different toll.

sulynx
03-01-2007, 08:41 PM
ya that is what i was told after that 'overpriced feeding the crony' gadget beep-beep-beep sound .. but when press and check, it show HI .... :confused:

my dad's smart tag also like that... after awhile he had to change the batteries.

birdy
03-01-2007, 09:19 PM
Guess they lowered the price of the smart tag at the expense of its quality... :(

I remember I used to buy the smart tag at RM220 per unit. Now you can get at RM100 or lower. I was surprised when I hold the 'third generation' unit.. it was so light... and I think it could easily break if fall onto the floor.

Jaytea
03-01-2007, 09:25 PM
haha! mine's been going beep-beep since forever. still running fine though i think the beep-beeping is going to drain the battery faster.

TiNKeRFY
03-01-2007, 11:45 PM
i got my smarttag for free..
i only had to reload Rm100 into my TnG card, and fill up some forms..
but that was when it was just launched..

kwchang
04-01-2007, 12:41 AM
Probably no one noticed - the sensors at the LDP are slower. This is probably because they installed the sensor wires on the road too near to the overhead device. When the car rolls over the sensor wire on the road, it activates the overhead device to read the smart-tag. At the PLUS gantries, the floor sensor is set at a reasonable distance away from the overhead device hence you can drive through at a reasonable speed and activate the smarttag sensor. At the LDP, cars have to slow down to a crawl otherwise the overhead device will "miss" reading the smarttag.

Solution, drive slow at the LDP toll gates otherwise you get trapped.

starrnorth
04-01-2007, 04:14 AM
after reading the thread on this, to solve your problem you will have to either
1. change your car in order for smartag to work
2. change the way your drive
3. don't use the smartag lane at all

errr. wonder why that gadget is call smartag. I don't see anything smart about it.

fRaNkY
04-01-2007, 10:04 AM
THere is NO ONE day that I dont see any problem on the smart tag lane :D

ginaphan
04-01-2007, 10:08 AM
Cash is good, cash is good.

mediumsliced
04-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Cash is good, cash is good.

Queuing is bad, queuing is bad.

:D

TiNKeRFY
04-01-2007, 11:32 AM
toll is bad!! toll is bad!!

mediumsliced
04-01-2007, 11:49 AM
Amen to that.