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Why does my unit not work after a (paid) update?

I followed the directions carefully. The drop-down finally said the update was complete. It added that I could disconnect from my computer. I did so and when I tried to use the unit, NOTHING! except TomTom's legal disclaimer and a screenshot of the street where I live plus a message, "no valid GPS signal."

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Have you been able to get satellite connections (signals) when you're outdoors ? and not under/around tall buildings or overhanging obstructions.
Regularly get QuickGPSfix update (using TomTom HOME) to download the latest satellite positions (for the next 7 days), to enable your GPS to find the satellites quicker.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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SOURCE: "Waiting for a valid GPS Signal...."

the unit will only connect with the satelites out doors my man

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Tomtom not finding gps satellites

i had exactly the same problem, i dont really know how i solved it but first i thought it could be a memory problem slowing the gps signel so i reset the tom tom to factory settings then downloaded the updates from the tom tom home program of corce i lost all my destinations but i didnt want to do a back up just incase one of the updates had a virus or something so if u want to keep them i sugest u write them down first.and then i got a safty pin and pressed the reset button underneath where the memory card goes twice the second time i held it down for about 10 seconds then i looked for updates again from tom tom home. after that in tom tom home there is an option where u can operate your tom tom on your pc so i tryed that and i put in a destination on the pc and clicked on demo tour so i watched the route first it was a bit slow but started to speed up a little. after it had finished i un plugged the sat nav and went for a walk with it around the house soon as i went out side and set a destination it found 6 gps signels,make sure yhe battery is charged to at least half. well i hope anyone who follows my steps gets the same results, thought i lost 200 quid cos i have had it over two years and its only guarenteed for 12 months. well good luck.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: no GPS connection

OK heres what it might be GPS units sometimes do their pown thing and get themselves lost as well as losing you. Pay back time lol.

Check that the battery is fully charged
Check that the BAUD rate and PORT are correctly set ( this often happens for reaso=ns unknown , but low battery or flat battery can do this) Check the port and baud rate in the manual or use the autosearch option.
The SIIRF chip has experieced a spik that has damaged the Chip ( you hope not!) it's an expensive fix.

TIP Dont plug the GPS intop Car power until AFTER engine is started.

Often better to charge it with an AC charger at least 6 hours prior to use

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My tomtom one 130 will not pick up a valid GPS

Install Tomtom Home on your pc and connect your gps on it.Do not update the firmware yet, but ony the "gpsfix" program. If it does not work, try a reset by holding the power button for 15 seconds.Let´´s get in touch

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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