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My tomtom has had no satellite coverage for four hours. i am in Johannesburg

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Doesnt matter where you are It does not take 4hrs to lock on.

I suggest you recharge your battery to full capacity and then try.

If you have plugged it into the car power and ever started the engine you have damaged the SIIRF chip which means a new mothyerboard will be needed. Expensive!!


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