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All software wiped completly off tomtom xl after power off

Got this in Jan for christmas as a late christmas prestent and and have spent a week trying to figure out how to and what to fix! Please help!

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You need to run your TomTom Home software, and this TomTom tutorial will walk you through the process of reinstalling your maps to use your device.

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Poor gps reception on tomtom xl 340


The Tomtom devices need to locate GPS satellites in the sky in order to work. Unlike TV satellites, these do not have fixed positions but move relatively to the ground. The Tomtom can locate them by scanning the hemisphere, but this takes up to ten minutes after you switch on the device.

To speed up the process, the Tomtom receivers can use a helper file stored on the device. It holds precomputed positional data for the GPS satellites that makes finding them a matter of a few seconds.

However, the file holds precomputed data for some two weeks in advance only. After this period, the Tomtom device has to resort to the slow scanning procedure.

You will need to connect your Tomtom device to a PC with the "Tomtom HOME" software installed, available from the Tomtom company web site. Use the software by following the onscreen instructions to update the package "QuickGPSFix" at least once every two weeks and you will find your device much more swift in establishing GPS connection.

Dec 23, 2010 | Tomtom XL 340.S GPS Receiver

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Losess reception frequently for long periods of time. It was given to us as a Christmas present and is still under warrenty.


It is absolutely necessary to frequently update the quick GPS fix information for better functioning of the GPS. To update Quick GPS fix you need to connect the GPS to the computer. Once GPS is connected it will ask you whether you would like to install the TomTom home software. say yes to that suggestion and follow the tips on the screen. Once the installation is completed, your gps will be automatically updated wait till this process is complete. This should solve your reception problems. For more information click on the link below:
http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6964/kw/quick%20fix

Jun 26, 2010 | Tomtom XL 340.S GPS Receiver

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Can't get the tomtomXl working


depending on the version of the unit there are a couple of things you can try.

1: look for a reset button underneath the device, if there is one press and hold it with a paperclip for 5 seconds
2: plug the unit into your PC and update the software via tomtom home if this doesn't work give tomtom a call and go through there troubleshooting tips

Apr 20, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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I have a Tomtom XL and lately its taken forever to find gps signal, i tried everything like resetting it which works for a bit but then has that problem again. Can someone help. thanks in advance


i work as a truck driver on a small fleet of 7 vehicles in the midlands UK

3 of us have Tom Toms, the others have medion, navman or garmin.

ALL the tom tom users have been experiencing GPS problems this week ( june 21 onwards ) whilst the rest of us have seen no change in GPS satelite availability.

In addition, a friend who uses a TOM TOM One XL in another part of the UK has also had same problems.

Its a TOM TOM problem generally it seems, and NOT your particular piece of kit.

Jun 26, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Need detail tech. operations manual. Did not receive one when pu


You do it with your TomTom Home program.
Link.
http://us.support.tomtom.com/cgi-bin/tomtom_us.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5122&p_created=1150044449&p_sid=saWBCsmj&prod_lvl1=&prod_lvl2=&cat_lvl1=&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTkzLDE5MyZwX3Byb2RzPSZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9VE9NVE9NIEhPTUUgRE9XTkxPQUQ*&p_li=&p_topview=1#

Here is also the link for your manual.
http://www.tomtom.com/support/support.php?ID=3&Language=4

Dec 27, 2008 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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How do I charge the TomTom XL 330


Hi There!

You Can charge your Tomtom when you drive, or you can charge it with a USB port on your computer.
I don't think they come with a mains charger anymore?

Toby

Dec 26, 2008 | Tomtom XL 330 Car GPS Receiver

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Tomtom one xl freezing on start up screen


OK... I found an amature solution;

- Do a soft reset of the system, with the paperclip (see tomtom site)
- Put the device on the docking station and connect it to power as well as to your computer. While it's turned off
- Turn on the TOMTOM while connected to the computer
- Start the TOMTOM Home software
- And it made connection again
- Disconnect the device via the software
- Take the device out of the docking station
- Turn it off and on once

This worked for me, my next step would have been the support desk. Grtz Derk

Sep 28, 2008 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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