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Either the GPS receiver section or the antenna section of your TomTom is faulty ..... or .... Software on your SD card is corrupted ....... or .... ( if you are in a country north of the equator ) and you don't have a clear view of the sky from east through south to west.
All the GPS satellite's are direct above the equator , very high up , this means if you look south and imagine a big rainbow in the sky but VERY VERY HIGH ( so it would be ' almost ' straight up ) this is where they are and your Tom Tom needs to have a clear view of this ' arc' in the sky. If a TomTom has lost the 'remembered' positions of the satellite's along this arc it can take it several minutes to scan and find them. Once it finds them , it remembers them so it can find them quickly again each time you switch on. So, try and make sure your TomTom can see this arc and has a clear view of it. Switch it on and leave it for about 4 or 5 minutes. If it doesn't get the signals then unfortunately it will be one of the first ' problems ' mentioned above. ..... Good luck.

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