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Can I get a GPS signal in Malta? I have a Tom Tom 700

My Tom Tom works perfectly in France but since coming to Malta, it is saying that it is looking for a GPS signal. Then it says 'No route planned'....even though I have selected one.

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Route will not plan until the GPS is locked.
Soft reset on the button underneath for 30 seconds will reset the GPS receiver on a 700.
Then wait upto 4 minutes for a refreshed lock after power up

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

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SOURCE: No GPS signal?

I had this problem (waiting for a valid GPS signal). I did a factory reset and the unit started working again (yes, I lost all my settings, but what good is a GPS unit that just sits there waiting for a valid GPS signal?). To do a factory reset, go to menu -> change preferences -> Reset factory settings.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: tom tom comes on but,no gps signal lost for hours.

hi you need to reset the unit at the back near the connection there is a small button that needs to be held down when holding the power button on for a few seconds. once you have done this turn it on and it will work fine

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Tom Tom sat nav takes ages to get a GPS signal now.

Just purchased a tomtom XL IQ and am having problems with connecting to a GPS signal it keeps saying trying to find a valid GPS signal, can this be fixed or should I replace it for not working properly?

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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my tomtom wont get a signal and is saying are you in a building?

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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710 frozen on tom-tom splash screen


1. Activate the TeleType GPS program

2. Select Tools>GPS Status>Status.

3. Look closely at the GPS output that is displayed in the View Status menu. Data should be flowing even when the GPS receiver has not locked in the position.

The data string that begins:
GPGSV... is "bad data" because the receiver has not locked into the satellites.

Whereas:
GPGSA... is "good data" indicating that the receiver has locked into the satellites. Remember - "A-Okay"

4. Once the data is flowing, go outside away from buildings, select the Satellites tab (Tools>GPS Status>Satellites), and watch the satellite signal strength

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Initializing please wait signal


Try to do a gps quickfix download via internet from TOM TOM site, its free

Regards
Phillip

Sep 18, 2009 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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Tom Tom sat nav takes ages to get a GPS signal now.


Think I have sorted the problem out. I read some of your readers' solutions and it was mentioned that it may be advisable to log onto the GPS update. So, I installed my disc which came with the pack and followed the instructions to download the GPS update (and also took the opportunity to download other updates which took some time). Anyway, used the sat nav this morning and so far, it appears to be working normally now and the signal comes on in seconds!

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Tom tom one wont detect gps signal


my tomtom wont get a signal and is saying are you in a building?

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Tom tom comes on but,no gps signal lost for hours.


hi you need to reset the unit at the back near the connection there is a small button that needs to be held down when holding the power button on for a few seconds. once you have done this turn it on and it will work fine

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Clearing my tom tom 700 of recent destination and phone numbers


Perform a hard reset. That should delete every last bit of info you have saved on your tomtom. To do this press and hold the power and reset buttons for about 5 seconds.

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No GPS Signal in TomTom One XL all of a sudden


I suddenly lost the GPS signal today and could not get it back. All I got was the "No valid GPS signal". My solution was to tap on the GPS satellite bars when in the route map. this brought up the "Status summary page of the TOMTOM.

I then again tapped the satellite bar which brought up the "GPS Status" page. I then tapped the bar labeled "configure".

The radio button next to the option titled "Minutes (dm.m') was selected. I then moved the selection to "Degrees (d.d) and it started working.

I had just downloaded the GPS fix 5 days ago so it is not like this suddenly caused it to stop working.

This may not work for everyone but this is what it took to get mine working.

Cheers

Jul 09, 2008 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Always "Waiting for GPS Signal"


The waiting for signal message just means it can’t get satellite reception where you are. you most likely need to utlize the Optional external GPS antenna. This is a common problem in the midwest and southwestern states. if this has happened since you bought it. the internal antenna couldve come loose. Which means you may have got a defective unit from the factory. But my guess is you just need to utilize the external antenna.


its like thinking of a cell phone and how some people dont always get a signal. now in gps it needs 3x the signal. with 1/8th of the communications satellites cell phones have.
so as more and more people get tom toms the harder it is for each unit to work, and less signal can be partitioned to your unit at the time of use. where as cell phones only need 2 towers, GPS needs 4 satellites.

Jun 11, 2008 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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No gps signal


http://www.tomtom.com/support/solution.php?GID=1&PID=1682&SID=0&CID=223&Language=1&query=wont+navigate&FID=386

Nov 04, 2007 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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