My tom tom cannot track its GPS and the screen freezes
My TOM TOM was bought in January this year. My wife was using my car and when she went to use the sat nav the picture kept on freezing during the journey and it keeps on loosing its GPS signal.
The situation now is that when you turn it on it cannot pick up GPS at all.
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no year , no joy
is this a stock car feature, or add on, after market device.
GPS come on many forms, state form, brand, make ,model.etc.
my car has a GPS speedo head.
my wife has GPS tom tom.
my other car, has GPS and MPG gauge.
GPS means little with out ,details.
If the software crashed whilst updating, you will find that if you try to restore from a complete backup when you switch on next time it will either say you cant use the map or will just freeze, fix re format both the internal memory and the memory card, then find where tom tom home had stored the files, then using windows copy the contents from the 2 folders back into the relitive internal and external card, you will then find that you will get the mesage that you cant use the map, this is because tom tom home doesent always put the map data into the correct folder, to fix this find the licence data and the map data that has been stored on the sd card instead of the internal memory and copy it into the internal memory, before switching off press the reset button, when you switch on you should find that you have a working tom tom
I suddenly lost the GPS signal today and could not get it back. All I got was the "No valid GPS signal". My solution was to tap on the GPS satellite bars when in the route map. this brought up the "Status summary page of the TOMTOM.
I then again tapped the satellite bar which brought up the "GPS Status" page. I then tapped the bar labeled "configure".
The radio button next to the option titled "Minutes (dm.m') was selected. I then moved the selection to "Degrees (d.d) and it started working.
I had just downloaded the GPS fix 5 days ago so it is not like this suddenly caused it to stop working.
This may not work for everyone but this is what it took to get mine working.