Tomtom warning - NO GPS Signal

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  1. MrMotorhome

    MrMotorhome Read Only Funster

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    Warning if you are buying a Satnav

    On the 31st March 2012 my new tomtom 1005 stopped working. I was then informed by Tomtom that they had a Leap Year Bug? They finally replaced the tomtom only for me to discover the same problem with the new unit. It has been 2 weeks now and apart from tomtom support emails telling me to reset the unit, which I have now done twenty times - it still does not work. They also supplied an up-date via their website which made no difference.

    I have since discovered this is an international problem and 70% of new tomtoms do not work. You can forget speaking to tomtom Support, they never answer or leave you on hold. Their Forum has over two thousand complaints so they closed it and have open a new 'fresh' forum. :Rofl1:

    Older or some new models still work including iphone tomtoms. I want my money back :shout::cry:
     
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    The fix has been on their website a while now. :thumb:

    Download and install then reset your unit and all is well.
     
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    My Tom Tom 700 go wind up model with paper print out still works but only when it`s plugged in cos the battery is nacked:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  4. MrMotorhome

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    Believe me I have tried all the fixes, updates, resets, hard reset, factory resets....

    Thanks though.
     
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    That settles the Garmin v TomTom debate I think





    :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It took me 2 evenings to get mine sorted and I'm usually ok with this sort of thing. Key points are,

    Do the process at least 3 times, empty the cache and make sure that you have version 11.something on your machine, if it's 10.something then the patch hasn't worked, then finally it needs to resync with some of those big things in the sky, takes 5mins plus.
     
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    I am still using my tomtom go which I purchased in 2004 when they first came out, never had a problem it is still better than all the new ones.:thumb:
     
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    Both are really struggling with rapidly reducing hardware sales due to GPS becoming an App for smartphones, expect to see a change in the market within the next 18 months.

    The Tomtom errors could easily happen to garmin, Mio or Magelan tomorrow
     
  9. GJH

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    They could but there is absolutely no excuse if they do.

    This type of problem in date calculation has been well known for well over 30 years, even though it only came to the attention of the general public as the "millennium bug". Responsible hardware & software developers have been making sure that their products don't suffer from this form of fault for over 20 years.
     
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    gps

    mornin all,my TomTom XL,will not work in my Kontiki because of the over hang on the cab over the front wind screen,but my Garmin Zumo 660 works a treat.I think its down to saterlite positions.all the best everybody,av a good weekend,:thumb::Cool:the sun is shinin,so out to play we go.:Smile::Cool:
     
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