Urgent help!! No GPS fix

tman

Well-known Member
I'm in Canada at the moment. Bought over my TT ONE v2 with US/Canada maps loaded. Works a treat in the UK, but I cannot get a signal here. Even in the open the TT just says it cannot get a signal!!!

I could really have used this yesterday, and definately need it working for tomorrow.

Any ideas?
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Could just be that the GPS is having trouble getting a fix on a whole new bunch of sats compared to what it was last looking at. Surprised if this IS the case with a SirfStar III device but try leaving it powered up looking out of the hotel window (assuming you can see the sky!).
 

tman

Well-known Member
Cheers Croc. There should be no reason why this shouldn't work here I can think of, same signal, different sats as you say.

Is there anything I can do to get it to 'force' a sat redetect?
 

neilmcl

Member
Cheers Croc. There should be no reason why this shouldn't work here I can think of, same signal, different sats as you say.

Is there anything I can do to get it to 'force' a sat redetect?
Could it be a problem with the vehicle you're using, does it have one of those heat-reflective windscreens? Try getting a lock outside the vehicle.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Is there a way to manually tell the TomTom where you are (latitude and longitude or location from the maps that you have loaded , along with the local time) ?
That way it should know which GPS sats it should be trying to acquire.
If they sell this model over there, I would expect the manual (or the extended manual in PDF format from their website) to have instructions for this.

Chris Muriel, Manchester
 

per-Sony-fied

Novice Member
Log on to TomTom home and download the latest quickgpsfix. Gives you 7 days of satellite data for your area. :thumbsup:

Works a treat. Not sure tho' how you do a country specific fix tho'.
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Cheers Croc. There should be no reason why this shouldn't work here I can think of, same signal, different sats as you say.

Is there anything I can do to get it to 'force' a sat redetect?
Anecdotal reports suggest that performing a reset while connected to the charger rather than on battery may help.
 

lynx

Well-known Member
Leave it switched on for up to an hour, it should still work however it's not where it's expecting to be and this may "confuse it".The GPS orbits will be unexpected and it will be a bit like it's TTFF.
I notice Tomtom has a newly released bit of software which may be what you need...http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=18&Language=1
 

KeithO

Novice Member
Yeah it just takes time. I regularly use my original GO in Europe and in USA, but it definitely takes longer if it expects to wake up in Munich and in fact wakes up in Orlando! A bit like me going out on the beer, and walking up thinking "Where the f*** am I?" :rotfl: :rotfl:

Leave it switched on, but not moving until it gets a fix. This could take some time the first time, tho' the newer chips are better at this. Once you've got that first fix, it'll know where it is and should be back to normal on subsequent days.

Except till you come back home, when you'll have the same thing in reverse :rolleyes:
 

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