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No gps signal even when you reset the machine

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Just paid £80 for a new binatone a430 out of argos shop. charged it for 5 hours as instructed. NO GPS SIGNAL, reset it as instructed STILL NO GPS SIGNAL. also there was no stylus in the box. USELESS PIECE OF ****, VERY DISAPPOINTED AS THIS IS MY FIRST SAT NAV. BINATONE=BIN AND MOAN!

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If you are situated in a room nor trying to use this on a cloudy wheather chances are you will have this problem, gps sometimes may take a while to received signal from the satellite, try going to a different direction say in a much open space with clear and no obstruction. and see
in some instance you may need to reset it again

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Can I get a GPS signal in Malta? I have a Tom Tom 700


Route will not plan until the GPS is locked.
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Garmin GPS - stuck , not updating, no signal problems, update maps


If your Garmin GPS is stuck on a loading screen, not updating properly, not acquiring a signal or having other quirky problems. You can follow the steps below to help resolve some of these issues.

In order to update the firmware on your Garmin GPS device you will need a USB cable and Garmin's WebUpdater software. You can find the update software from the following link below,

Click here for update software

Click here for map updates

To update your firmware through the WebUpdater software, you want to turn off your GPS device, plug it into your computer. Run the WebUpdater software then turn on your device. If the software does not list your GPS then click the "Find Device" button.

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Updating the maps can resolve issues with missing streets, or the unit being off entirely(roads are updated throughout the world on a constant basis). Keeping your software up to date is always recommended.

Firmware upgrades will help resolve issues in the operating software, and may even help GPS problems you are experiencing. If not, you can perform a soft reset. As a last resort, you will want to perform a hard reset below.

Perform a hard/soft reset
A hard reset will reset the device back to factory defaults. This will also delete any of your personal favorites saved on the device.





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Soft Reset

Slide the power button to the left and hold in this position for 8 seconds. Push the switch to the right to power the GPS back on.


Hard Reset
Turn the unit off. Press and hold the bottom right of the GPS screen. Continue to hold while powering on the GPS. you should now have a prompt asking you to erase all data. Select Yes. Afterwards, it is recommended that you leave the GPS outside somewhere safe to acquire a GPS signal. Once this is done, you can update the GPS using the update steps described at the beginning of this article.


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Tomtom can't get signal


Try to reset it, make sure it is switched off remove the sd card, get a pin or clip and place it in the small reset hole at the bottom of the devise for 15 seconds, then switch the unit back on and replace the sd card and hopefully it should come to life

Dec 31, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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My tomtom one 130 will not pick up a valid GPS signal anymore no matter where I am. It just says: "waiting for a valid GPS signal", even when I know that there is, any suggestions?


Install Tomtom Home on your pc and connect your gps on it.Do not update the firmware yet, but ony the "gpsfix" program. If it does not work, try a reset by holding the power button for 15 seconds.Let´´s get in touch

Nov 20, 2009 | Tomtom GPS

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Wont calculat route


sat nav needs a valid gps signal to start calculating route, even if it found entered address. Address is searched on built-in map, not live gps position. That means, sat nav may have problem with gps signal. Try to reset device to its factory settings first. hope this helps

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TomTom ONE GPS receiver waiting for a valid GPS signal forever...


well the reset button is behind the front face cover. However I doubt this will do much for you.

Reasons for not connection.
1) Battery is too low and needs full recharge via AC adapter
2) Poor position or being overshadowed by buildings or other electronic devices

3) Dead SIIRF chip caused by starting motor with the GPS plugged to DC power. Might work a 100 times without problem 101 kills it. The whole mother board needs to be changed. Cost often exceeds value.
No device should be connected when staring engine. Even a fused DC adaptor somketimes does not blow the fuse when spiked and will allow enough spike to pass to kill this delicate echip. Even mobile phones will suffer this problem pooof! gone within 10 seconds!

The eraticness may be a faulty charged batterty but I doubt it.

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Oct 09, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Can't get a GPS signal for last 24 hrs


I had a similar problem and did solve it with the soft reset (pressing reset button). I have a One XL and there is a small reset button that you push with a paper clip. On the XL 330 you press and hold the on/off button for 15 seconds and the unit should reset.

My symptoms: Would not find a GPS signal. When I looked at the GPS Satellite status (press on the GPS signal strength bars, again on the GPS/battery status) you can see it locking on up to 8 satellites but would still not show a gps signal lock. Normally it only takes 4 satellites to get a gps lock. My other sympton was that when I attached the GPS unit to the computer and operated it with TomTom Home, it worked fine and locked on to the gps signal quickly (even inside my home). But it would never (at least for 30 minute trips) lock on to a gps signal. After doing a reset it began working normally and locked on to a gps signal after finding 4 or more satellite signals.

Aug 06, 2009 | Tomtom XL 330 Car GPS Receiver

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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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Garmin Nuvi 205 Problems aquiring stellite


usually gps are automatically sensing the signal, with clear view without and sometime even with minimal obstruction like trees windows etc. there is no other way your gps could not acquire signal unles it is having a problem .

all gps thesedays have 10-20 meter accuracy, it is only a receiver, this model particularly have the highest signal.

in other words i suggest you reset your unit from the bottom and see if there is any improvement, replace the unit

cheers

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