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Why does my tomtom keep losing GPS signals?

Despite regular updating of satellite positions, my tom-tom 820 can't hold on to a GPS signal for more than a minute, even when I'm on the top of a hill. It worked fine for the first 6 months, but is now useless for navigating as it keeps losing its position.

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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

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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.

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Help !!!! I have a MYGuide 3218 currently using OS window CE 5.0 and presently using IGO8 for navigation...but try to using others software compatible for window CE such as Garmin XT and TomTom but still facing problem indicate cannot find satellite / no GPS device...anyone have any idea how to solve this problem

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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