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NO GPS SIGNAL

I cannot get a GPS signal from my TOMTOM ONE. Ive had my TOMTOM for about a year now. I have always had to wait for a GPS signal for up to 5-10 mins, but from today it cannot get a GPS signal at all?

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Hi go online and update automatic. it wil receive new info about satts an wil function like before. do this couple of times a year. good luck

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