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No GPS signal?

I had my Tom Tom and it worked fine. After playing about with it and looking at all the functions, i did something and now i don't have a GPS signal. My Tom Tom won't work without it. How can i get my signal back??

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    no gps signal

  • cango247 May 07, 2008

    i got my tomtom from a garage sale...it worked for a week...now it won't pick up any satellites it keeps asking me if im inside a building but im not...

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    no gps signal

  • tadpole49 Jun 17, 2008

    Bought my Tom Tom 12 months ago. used it once successfully. left it in boot of car, locked away now i need it to work on Thursday and its dead as a dodo. Can't find any instructions. what are the basic instructions to get it going?

    I've plugged it all in. DEAD AS A DODO.

  • tadpole49 Jun 17, 2008

    This site doesn't work. typed in all adress and payment details. huh! dead as my tom Tom!

  • tulip99_us Jul 15, 2008

    I have no signal anywhere !!!! and it keeps asking me if im inside a building and I m not.. I've tried to reset it and nothing works.

  • bric35243 Jul 21, 2008

    unit says waiting for valid gps signal

  • cecromack Dec 01, 2008

    How do you do a factory reset? Mine is still waiting for signal and thinks I am inside a building.

  • icameron7 Dec 13, 2008

    I have a constant message "waiting for gps signal" how can I fix this?

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    no signal

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    ho do i install the gps fix ap.i have downloaded it

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i have the same problem worked fine yeaterday and now keeps saying waiting for valid gps signal how do i fix

  • aky aky
    aky aky May 11, 2010

    tell me more about your device and your software app....the exact version...

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I had this problem (waiting for a valid GPS signal). I did a factory reset and the unit started working again (yes, I lost all my settings, but what good is a GPS unit that just sits there waiting for a valid GPS signal?). To do a factory reset, go to menu -> change preferences -> Reset factory settings.

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    maria stephenson Aug 05, 2016

    i did that but still not working

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If you still don't have a signal after updating firmware, hard reset, reset to factory settings etc., chances are the internal GPS antenna in your TomTom has failed. If your unit has an external GPS antenna jack, for example the TomTom One series1 units, the solution is to purchase an external GPS antenna. You can find several models in specialized stores and eBay, from both noname and major brands (for example the Sony VCA-42 works with the TomTom One series1). Make sure the antenna you purchase has the right connector for your device - also, try purchasing in a regular store first, so you can return it in case it doesn't fix your problem. It fixed my 'No GPS signal' on my TomTom One series1.

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