Not picking up a signal- Start 25 device

Mike467
Mike467 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using MyDrive Connect
My sat nav takes ages to pick up a signal and sometimes not at all. When it does get a signal it keeps loosing it and become unstable. Any ides ?

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  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
     Superuser
    What model? When did you last get a gpsfix file? Is the battery fully charged?

    Try a drum reset on the unit by holding the power button about 20 seconds till you hear the drum sounds.
  • John-Jay
    John-Jay Registered Users Posts: 746
    Revered Pioneer
    This is a "Long-Shot" suggestion, based on a problem that I occasionally have with SOME TomToms!

    Try re-locating it to a different part of the Windscreen!

    I've had some TomToms that seemed to be particularly sensitive if located in the centre of the Windscreen (i.e. immediately above the in-car console). They showed precisely the symptoms that you are getting! I'm assuming that it was suffering from Electronic-Interference.

    Moving it to the side of the Windscreen, cleared the problem!!
  • CatNip
    CatNip Registered Users Posts: 487
    Sovereign Trailblazer
    Also, does your car have a 'thermal' windscreen?