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No satellite signal on TomTom

My Tomtom One keeps saying "waiting for satellite signal". This used to happen before for a few minutes, and then TomTom would find a signal.

But today I waited for 2 hours, but the TomTom still can't find a signal. I tried different locations, outdoors, etc. I also tried updating the software, nothing works.

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Hi save all the maps and info you have to your computer and then wipe/reformat your tom tom and the reload it and update it and you should be right to go. cheers
ps update as often as possible i update mine 2-3 times a week if using it daily.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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