20 Most Recent Tomtom XL 340.S GPS Receiver Questions & Answers

Somewhere in the back where the mounting bracket goes in, is a small reset button, press this in with a pin for a few seconds, it should reset all

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on May 31, 2012

You will have to check 2 settings. First one. Tap on the screen. Tap on change preferences. Tap on the arrow 3 times. You should be on page: Preferences 4 of 6 by now. Tap on change language. Tap on English US. Tap on Yes.

Since its in german.. You may need to use google translate to translate the german to english just so you know what screens in german match with the screens listed above.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

It has a reset button on bottom. Press and hold for 10 seconds. Then try your update again.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

The Tomtom devices need to locate GPS satellites in the sky in order to work. Unlike TV satellites, these do not have fixed positions but move relatively to the ground. The Tomtom can locate them by scanning the hemisphere, but this takes up to ten minutes after you switch on the device.

To speed up the process, the Tomtom receivers can use a helper file stored on the device. It holds precomputed positional data for the GPS satellites that makes finding them a matter of a few seconds.

However, the file holds precomputed data for some two weeks in advance only. After this period, the Tomtom device has to resort to the slow scanning procedure.

You will need to connect your Tomtom device to a PC with the "Tomtom HOME" software installed, available from the Tomtom company web site. Use the software by following the onscreen instructions to update the package "QuickGPSFix" at least once every two weeks and you will find your device much more swift in establishing GPS connection.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010

Not all sound files speak out the street names. If you would like to have the street names spoken, you need to select a voice that ends with computer. For example, the voice file selection: Simon, English UK, Computer will speak street names. But the voice file, Bonnie, English US, will not speak Street names. Dave, English US, computer will give you street names but Lori or Mandy, English US will not.Procedure to get the street names spoken: Tap on main screen. Tap on change preferences. Tap on arrow. Tap on change voices. Tap (select) a voice that ends with computer. Tap select. Tap done till you reach the main screen.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Jul 18, 2010

Sounds like you have a broken charger, USB port or logic board. Try a different charger, inspect the usb port if it is loose. If both is not the issue, it's your logic board. There is a third party tomtom Repair service that will replace the logic board and a tomtom repair guide if you want to replace it yourself, the screen is available on ebay.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010

You need to update it,connect it to your computer and download new updates for it,you can do this for free,i do mine about once a month,hope this helps.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

It is absolutely necessary to frequently update the quick GPS fix information for better functioning of the GPS. To update Quick GPS fix you need to connect the GPS to the computer. Once GPS is connected it will ask you whether you would like to install the TomTom home software. say yes to that suggestion and follow the tips on the screen. Once the installation is completed, your gps will be automatically updated wait till this process is complete. This should solve your reception problems. For more information click on the link below:

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

You will have to check 2 settings. First one. Tap on the screen. Tap on change preferences. Tap on the arrow 3 times. You should be on page: Preferences 4 of 6 by now. Tap on change language. Tap on English US. Tap on Yes.
Second one: Tap on the screen. Tap on change preferences: Tap on the arrow once (You should be on: Preferences 2 of 6 by now. Tap on change voice. Select a voice which has English US after the name. (Select a voice, that has English US or UK, computer, if you would like spoken street names, since 340S is capable of saying street names) Test and select. Go through voice preferences. Tap Done.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on May 13, 2010

Download TomTom Home. Follow th link below for this purpose.
Select your operating system (XP, Vista) on the link above.
Then click download. Once downloaded Install.
Once installation is complete, Reboot your computer.
Open tomtom home by clicking the icon on the taskbar.
Connect the USB cable to the GPS. Switch on the GPS. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the computer.
Wait for a few minutes for the GPS to go through the self check procedures.
You have a fair chance that a new map will download. Follow on screen instructions. If this does not work, Try clicking on tools (in the tomtom home software). Click on latest map guarantee.
If your free guaranteed map feature was expired, you may have to buy a new map unless you have a backup copy of the map. If you have one, just copy the map folder to the root directory on the GPS. You will see the GPS harddisk as you see a CD or DVD on your computer file manager.
If you do not have a backup, and if by chance a friend of yours have a TomTom, connect that device to a computer and copy just the map folder (It will be named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_p for example). It is pretty big folder with approximately 1.6 GB of data. Copy this folder to your GPS. This should fix your problem as a last resort.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

Your problem might be that the GPS can't get a lock on the satellites and it doesn't know in which part of the world it is.

I suggest you download the latest updates and QuickFix, then leave the unti close to a window (even if you are indoors). The unit should be able to get a fix on the GPS satellites in less than 15 minutes.

Please, let me know if you need more detailed instructions

By the way, TomTom suggest to update your GPS at least once a week. This ensures that the GPS can finde the satellites quickly. believe me, after I did it the 1st time, the GPS was able to find the setellites in less than 10 seconds. Most GPS take a good couple of minutes :)

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010

Have you selected an electronic voice? If you have a "standard" voice or have used a "celebrity" download voice, it won't give computed responses for street names.
Go to voices, change voice and try a digital/electronic voice. If not installed, use TomTom home to download an electronic voice.
Hope this helps

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

0abe01b.jpgTap this button to change the language used for all the buttons and messages you see on your ONE/XL.
You can choose from a wide range of languages. When you change the language, you are also given the opportunity to change the voice.

Also, here is the link to the owners manual just in case you need it.

If you found this information helpful, please give me a big thumbs up when you rate my answer.

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010

If the type of business (restaurant, ATM machines, Gas station, etc) you are looking for is part of the so called Points of Interest you should be able to have them displayed on the map. You can also have them displayed near the point of departure or near the the destination point.

Yes you can launch a search for a point of interest, say a pharmacy (drugstore) near the destination point. All pharmacies in the vicinity are listed and you can scroll and select.

You can load you unit with different kinds of POI. Connect your TOMTOM to the computer and let the HOME application show you all you can do with the GPS

Tomtom XL 340.S... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010

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