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Tom Tom One XL s

Received it on Dec 24th. Used it on December 25th. Took it out of the car evening of the 25th. Out it back in on morning of the 26th. Turned it on and the directions came up then it went to gray scale - said "Waiting for a valid GPS SIGNAL" HAVE TRIED TO LOCATE IT IN VARISOUS AREAS TO FIND A SATALITE AND CAN NOT. Two days it is like this - What is the solution.

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Re: Tom Tom One XL s

On the bottom of your TomTom there is a very small hole - just incert a paperclip into it to reset the unit

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

Re: Tom Tom One XL s - Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver GPS Devices

How do you reset the unit?

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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You're not alone my friend my brother gave me this piece of **** for christmas and it worked for 1 day, now it's been 3 days that I'm waiting for the GPS signal....I'm taking it back to the store... 

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Try to reset the device. I used to have a Tom Tom 500, which has the same problem. 

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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