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conthebull
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: pulling my hair out Reply with quote

does anybody have any idea why my sat nav will not pick up any gps all of a sudden?all other functions working fine
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firstly have you done any updates recently !!!
Sometimes if you have not used the sat nav for a while it can take longer to get a fix and make sure you are outside when trying!!!
You can try doing a reset with a paper clip that can sort out many problems and is always worth a go before doing anything else
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: pulling my hair out Reply with quote

conthebull wrote:
does anybody have any idea why my sat nav will not pick up any gps all of a sudden?all other functions working fine



Hello conthebull,

Don't pull you hair out yet. some more detail please

What make satnav system
what version of software
Did you make any changes before it stopped working?

etc would help...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hi again .i forgot to mention the system information.no brand name.just a picture like a bird inside a capital D and XF-168.system info.says system version:gps version1.102


From a duplicate thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hi again .i forgot to mention the system information.no brand name.just a picture like a bird inside a capital D and XF-168.system info.says system version:gps version1.102


Not much to go on!
Any manual?
Any website?
Where did you buy it?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john877 wrote:
Firstly have you done any updates recently !!!
Sometimes if you have not used the sat nav for a while it can take longer to get a fix and make sure you are outside when trying!!!
You can try doing a reset with a paper clip that can sort out many problems and is always worth a go before doing anything else



Why do I assume everyone owns a Tomtom Rolling Eyes and don't say because I am stupid Laughing Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi again.have tried usual stuff like reset etc.was bought on ebay as a gift.have no other info on make or model.took it to halfords to the tech guy,and he told me there was no way to connect it to another sat nav to do a manual update or such like as it didnt have a port? for this purpose unlike other s.navs.he then kindly directed me here to you good folks.by the way when i try to configure gps and select tom tom the symbol shows a key and four zeros.could this be relevant?thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, E-Bay, do you have a link to the product you purchased? - if we can read the advert it will give us a clue as to what the hardware actually is that you are trying to use.

10 out of 10 for the local Halfords store though, at least they are offering decent advice - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to all for replies.will go through ebay account info tomorrow to see what i can find out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least from your previous post we now know (I think?) that it is running TomTom software!

EVERY detail you can find like that will help us to help you... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again.ebay listing number is 360003763385 although the listing is no longer available(over 90 days old).my pay pal info on item says gps navigation sat nav uk europe map p speed camera tom.sellers id is kingipod.i have emailed him AGAIN for info on software or any other info that may be helpful but i dont think any reply will be forthcoming.failing all else is there anybody i can safely mail the item to who could check it out for me.again any help will be appreciated and many thanks for all previous replies.cheers C.T.B
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any further thoughts?anybody.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any further thoughts anybody?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you take a picture of the device with the software running showing the screen with the key on it, then e-mail me the picture using my e-mail button below this post.
If we can identify the software/ hardware it will be a start to get your unit up and running - Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Items on eBay that have absolutely nothing to do with TomTom OFTEN include "TomTom" in the title, just to get people's attention or to improve their chances of appearing on a search.!
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