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I have a tomtom, and it takes FOREVER for it to find a GPS signal, even in orlando! Sometimes when I am driving on exhisting roads all of the sudden it says im in different random places, such as in the middle of a lake... any help? Some of my friends who have garmin, or tomtom and even magelin are having similar problems.

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  • Troy Anderson May 11, 2010

    have you updated the software on it?

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Get some updates and it will be fast and ok.

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Waiting for a valid gps signal


Not sure if this will help you or not. GPS needs a clear line of sight, tall buildings, bad spot in your car or on your dash, weather conditions and pink elephants all will interfere with the GPS signal. Keep the unit low and as far forward as you can so that it has the best chance for signal. Best position i have found is 3-4 inches above the heater vents on the dash and directly in front of you since this is the spot that is generally unobstructed by anything.
One final thing, sometimes you have to shut them down start driving then turn it on, they do sometimes lock themselves up and out of things. Don't know how or why but it does happen. See pink elephants for better results.
Hope this helps

Apr 26, 2010 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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I am forever waiting for a gps signal


the signal is aquired from satilites, leave it outside for a while then come back to it, if it still hasnt aquired then sounds like you have a malfunction...call tom tom

Feb 04, 2010 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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I have a Tom Tom GPS and all of a sudden it says searching for satellite signal but never picks one up. Any suggestions?


To pinpoint your location, you need to get signals from at least 4 satellites. If you receive signals from less than 4 satellites or the signals are not strong enough, the Driving View stays grey and one of the following messages is shown in the bottom right corner of the Driving View:
  • Waiting for a valid GPS signal…
  • The GPS signal was lost … sec ago
Note: In previous versions of the TomTom application the message may vary.

If you see any of these messages, try the following:

Finding a GPS signal
In the following cases it can take up to 5 minutes to find your current position:
  • You use your TomTom device for the first time.
  • You haven't used your TomTom device for a longer time.
  • Your TomTom device has been relocated without using it (e.g. after travelling by plane or train).
If it takes longer than 5 minutes, make sure that you are in an open place without tall buildings or trees around you.
Once your TomTom device has located your current position, the Driving View is shown in full colour and shows your position on the map.
Tip: Most TomTom devices can use QuickGPSfix™ to locate your current position faster.

Clear View
Your TomTom device must be outdoors to locate your current position.
Try repositioning your device in your car; ideally, try to position it at the lowest possible point directly on the windscreen.
Some vehicles have a heat reflective shield embedded in the windscreen, which may prevent your device from locating your current position. If this is the case in your vehicle, use the TomTom External Antenna Kit (available as an accessory).
Tip: As a reference, place your device outside your parked car to see if it can find your current position.

Make sure battery is fully charged before use

Reset your device

Jul 24, 2009 | Tomtom XL 330 Car GPS Receiver

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My tomtom takes up to 20 minutes to acquire a signal when driving


try updating with the latest GPSfix updates via the tomtom home software

GPSfix updates are renewed weekly because the satelites are constantly moving

Jul 15, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Tom Tom loses GPS reception as I am driving around


Have you hooked your GPS to an internet connected computer lately?

The TomTom home software that comes with the GPS will update so that it knows were the satalites are for the next week. It will also update the software to the latest verson.

You could also try inserting the end of a paperclip in the reset hole on the bottom of the GPS unit.

If all this fails contact TomTom. I have found them very helpfull.

Jul 12, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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MY TOM TOM IS SAYING NO SIGNAL WHAT DO I DO I AM ON THE ROAD?


Are you near any buildings? They cause interference. Also, did you just turn on the device? Sometimes it takes a few minutes to locate the satellite(s).

Apr 03, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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My tom tom ONe cannot get a valid Satelite Signal just stays wait


If you are indoors then move outdoors to get a signal.

If you are outdoors then move your location by a few yards and sometimes it will suddenly aquire the satellites.

Happens occasionally with my unit. I normally set a route up then start driving and it suddenly starts to work OK.
HTH
Peter

Mar 07, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Won't find a GPS signal


Try a factory reset on it. Or if you have been doing backups of the files on there reinstall those and see if it works again.

Jan 19, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Floating in space even on interstate


As I always suggest, your maps might be off if you haven't updated since you bought the device, or haven't updated in quite some time. Run the device through TomTom Home to update your maps, and it should provide the fix

Dec 22, 2008 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Delay in gps signal


Try taking it outside away from buildings, the unit needs to have a clear view of the sky. If it is in a car then you may need an external antenna,

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