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Tomtom stuck on waiting for valid GPS signal for 3 days

My tomtom 1 XL has been stuck on waiting for valid GPS signal for 3 days can you help please.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    My Tomtom 1 has the same problem. wait for gps signal.

  • zzorkh Dec 17, 2008

    When I turn my tom tom on everything works but it does not get a signal and the arrow does not move to follow the streets.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    Used for a day then got stuck searching for GPS since then

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U need to up date gps if that dose'nt work sounds like it needs to be repaired i had same problem and found its better to buy new on then pay 275.00 to repair due the math

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Waiting for valid GPS signal


When was the last time you updated the QuickFix of your TomTom? It helps your GPS to find the satellites.
Please, do the following:
1) Install "TomTom Home" software in your computer from www.tomtom.com
2) Start TomTom Home in your computer
3) Plug in the GPS dock to your computer's USB port and place the GPS on the dock. The green light on the bottom right of the GPS should turn ON to indicate that the GPS is getting power from the dock and charging
4) Start your GPS while being in the dock. If the GPS asks "do you want to connect to computer" answer "YES"
5) The TomTom Home software will detect the GPS and check if there are any updates for it. Then you'll be offered updates to install. Some are free, some are not. Be sure you choose to update "QuickFix".

Please, report back if you need further assistance
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Apr 05, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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Tomtom one XL


hi, it can take up to 15min to find the gps signal for the first time, also make sure you outside and away from any tall building then just wait and you should find it will come on.

it usually takes about 5min to find signal but the first time it can take up to 15min to find the signal.

you could also go through the menus on the tomtom and find the menu that says gps and click on this and see if it has found any signals from what i can remember it needs to pick up 3 satalites before it starts working properly.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Jan 13, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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Tom tom one XL waiting for a valid GPS signal all the time


make sure the rear of the unit has an unabstructed view out window.

Dec 07, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Waiting for valid gps signal


TomTom had issues with the software on several versions of their GPS units. According to their website, it should take no longer than 5 minutes for your unit to acquire a signal. If it it taking longer than this, they recommend 3 possible solutions:
1. Reset your device
http://www.tomtom.com/7134

2. Install the latest application
http://www.tomtom.com/6218

3.Install QuickGPSfix
http://www.tomtom.com/4971

I hope the links help get your GPS working ASAP.
Good luck!

Nov 06, 2009 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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Waiting for a valid gps signal


A couple solutions:

1) Make sure the TomTom can "see" the sky well... the GPS satellite waves are rather weak and easily blocked by trees, and anything not a window.

2) Hook up your TomTom to the computer (see details at www.tomtom.com or in the manual)

2b) Do a "sync" and download all updates. One of the updates is a small file that tells the TomTom where the satellites are located this week, and helps it sync up much faster. The longer time between uses, the longer it takes TomTom to find the satellites, and that can takes up to 2-5 minutes sometimes.

That can be frustrating with a car full of people waiting to get going and the driver doesn't want to drive without making sure the TomTom works and is giving valid directions.

Aug 16, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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My tomtom excel says waiting for valid GPS signal please can you help thankyou


go online and update tomtom it will receive sat info and run again

Jul 02, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Waiting for valid gps signal


The GPS needs at least 3 satellite signals to operate.You are probably in a bad reception area. Move around a bit and try again until you see a signal array of 3 or more!

Jun 30, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Waiting for valid gps signal


Go to TomTom Home on your computer and do a update for your unit. In the update list you should see a GPS quick fix which helps the TomTom's aquire a signal faster. Hope this helps.

May 21, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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