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Keeps displaying cannot get valid gps signal was working fine last week now does not work

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I work as a truck driver on a small fleet of 7 vehicles in the midlands UK

3 of us have Tom Toms, the others have medion, navman or garmin.

ALL the tom tom users have been experiencing GPS problems this week ( june 21 onwards ) whilst the rest of us have seen no change in GPS satelite availability.

In addition, a friend who uses a TOM TOM One XL in another part of the UK has also had same problems.

Its a TOM TOM problem generally it seems, and NOT your particular piece of kit.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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I had the same problem for past one week. I used "Tomtom home" application on my PC, connected my tomtom GPSusing USB cable to PC and downloaded the latest updates to the GPS. Now it works fine.

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Yesterday my Tomtom XL took 10 minutes to get a signal. Again this morning and this afternoon. Just driven from Richmond to Ipswich and after taking a long time to get a signal it appeared to work OK. However many times along the route I noticed it had jumped from my route to parallel routes and eventually it lost the signal altogether and has not recovered since. Thankfully I knew where I was!!

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Unit must at least have a partial view of the sky, or connected to an external GPS antenna that does.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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It starts losing signal as the battery goes, maybe charge it and try to update it on tomtom home, also i had to same problem but now it seems to be solved with the update. does anyone know if the Traffic Reciever does any good?

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My tom tom keep loosing signals should i stop purchasing the tom tombrand

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