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Signal keeps flashing:waiting for a valid GPS signal

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  • leighleigh19 Oct 04, 2008

    the tom tom one wont give me a vaild gps signal

  • Hunslet Feb 20, 2009

    it doesnt give me a valid signal. i have been in the same place before and got excellent signal.

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First thing ensure that the TomTom is fullly charged using the home charger.
Press the small reset button on the base (700) or do a factory reset.
The other thing to try is tap the GPS signal bars to go to the configure and check in the top right hand corner there is a circle with yellow and black esgments if this is moving then your TomTom is looking for a signal. Move around and you should find that the bars at the bottom will start to move and the small screen on the right will start to indicate circles. When the bars start to move you are getting GPS signals when the bars change to blue there you have a coordination for your position. Some areas are worse than others so move out of your house if after doing above does not get a signal

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • peternorrisw Nov 10, 2010

    Many thanks. Reset worked magically. Somehow my unit which had been working OK for several years suddenly stopped finding satelites. I had renewed the battery and I also needed a new car charger cable at the same time this happened. But now it is fixed and working again. Many thanks for this advice from a rising 60-year old ;-)

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There's a tiny hole in the botton of the unit marked "RESET". Straighten out a paper clip and push it into the hole to press the switch. It then switches off. When you turn it back on, it gives a drum beat sound and starts working again.

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