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Hold the power switch to the left for 10 seconds. This is a reset.

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Hello, there.

Your post problem is really not complete to know what is wrong with your gps. So, here is what i am having you first due, only because a lot of kinks and problems happen with gps's from them getting overloaded, so....

Lets try and have you booted it, to do this you, Turn unit off, by holding off button down. Then once it is completely off, then turn it on, BUT when you go to turn it on, keep on button depressed, all the way until it turns on and then some for about 15 seconds, now you just rebooted system. Let me know, mike

Now realize if this does not solve your issue, understand i do not have enough information based on your problem of saying "FIX GPS DEVICE" so, if this does not fix the issue, we can go from there with more details of the problem. Thanks Mike

Jul 28, 2011 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Gps enabled is check marked but gps receive cannot be found message appears

hi only solution for this is to download new map update the system and finally calibrate ,turn off completely ,turn on and reset this should work ok for you then

Mar 29, 2011 | Navigon 2100 Portable GPS Receiver

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I have all the necessary streets and avenues for my town in my XL330S but still the device will not guide me correctly.

You mean your device "sees" you on another street, or it's just about the GPS sharp location (displayed on the street and not aside)?
First make sure your GPS device and your navigation gadget are PAIRED 9if the GPS is external...)
Try to reset your device and on a COLD START wait for a complete GPS fix (latitude, longitude, altitude, satellites, etc.). It takes about a minute and a half for a complete fix.

Mar 04, 2011 | Tomtom GPS

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Hi,my garmin gps device have this problem: I power on the device and after a few minutes,the gps turn off,just shut down. This is a configuration problem or something else.


If the unit completely turns off than there is an issue with it, if the screen dims but the unit is still running it may be in your display settings that you have it to automatically dim backlight to save power.

Hope this helps!

Dec 09, 2010 | Garmin GPS

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I cannot even get the device to turn on. The light on top comes on when I have had it plugged in to fully charge but it will not turn on. I have also tried to reset and still nothing. Is it completely...

if the battery has been completely flat, you need to press and hold the on button for a couple of seconds as opposed to just a quick push for normal start up. It will do a complete startup

Oct 05, 2010 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Wonr turn on

Hello :

I recommend you to reset your GPS to solve this problem .

To reset your GPS , try this please :

1:Charge your TomTom for at least 2 hours to avoid any issues upon resetting.

2:Locate the "Power" button at the top right of the device. The Power button is on the top right-hand corner of each device, just as the one shown in the picture.
3:Hold down the "Power" button until the device resets. TomTom warns that this reset process can take more than 15 seconds to complete.

4:Release the "Power" button once the device resets. Your unit is now reset.


Apr 15, 2010 | Tomtom ONE 130S Car GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 755 said it was receiving GPS update. Now it

Plug the unit in , if the unit turns on, after it turns on do a hard reset, the directions should be in your manual or will be at

Jun 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Tomtom problem

When you turn off the device with power button, you actually set the device in stand by mode, not fully turned off.
This state will drain the battery.

The only way I know to turn device fully off, is to do a reset with paperclip at bottom of device...

Mar 05, 2009 | Tomtom One Europe v2 GPS Receiver

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Gps map freezes on my nuvi 250w

You'll have to do a complete reset:
turn off the GPS, and as it turns on
hold down the lower right corner of the screen.

Oct 07, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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