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Frozen/ always says waiting on valid gps signal

I was leaving for work, pulled out the driveway, cut on my gps, as it started it counts down how long it been since signal was lost , 10 sec, 20 sec, usually kicks in after that. Not this time. It got up to about 2 min and then said searching for valid gps signal. Been that way about 4 days. Got it for christmas and can't find my manual.

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    If you took the Tom Tom of the stand in your car and turned it on, does it still see any satellites?

    Have you updated the software as well? There is a GPS fix available.

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The same thing happened to my tomtom and this is how I resolved it. I turned the tomtom off and when I turned it on I held the power button; the screen turned completely green and when I removed the car adaptor the screen went blank. When I turned it back on it found the satellites in under a minute.

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Using the Tom Tom HOME download Updates which includes QuickFix which provides information as to which satellites are available at that moment. Without that it can take quite a long time for the Satnav to work out how the decode the signals as it has no idea what satellites are available and has to go through a long list of guesses before it gets lucky.
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