Go Live 820 is finding no GPS

PrinceMydas
PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
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Hello,
I own a TomTom Go Live 820 for 5 years and it worked ok. Now it can't find no GPS anymore. I've tried everything: resetting the device to factory settings, drum roll reset without avail. The device is updated to the last software released. In computer under MyDrive Connect I have no GPS fix, no app that can help somehow. Is there something that I can do for this GPS to make it working again?
Regards

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  • Gazibarev
    Gazibarev Registered Users Posts: 95
    Supreme Navigator
    I'm not sure but I know that, the GPS receiver have a live... I mean after a few years non stop using he lost his sensitivity. Unfortunately if I'm right maybe you have to thing about new satnav
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
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    @PrinceMydas

    Is the battery fully charged in the device?
  • PrinceMydas
    PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
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    Yes, it is was fully recharged when I tried. What I seen yesterday, when I was driving that from time to time was restarting and freezing also. I guess it is all connected with the same problem. Today I only tried to solve it at home and the entire day couldn't connect to any satellite.
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
    Superuser
    Is the device in an open area and in a stationary position in order to try to grab the satellite signal?
  • PrinceMydas
    PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
    Master Explorer
    I've tried from my balcony, from where it should grab the signal without problems. It was also stationary, but normally it must grab the signal from a moving car so I don't understand why it is necessary to be stationary.
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,115
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    @PrinceMydas

    Remember after each up date to do a soft reset, you will loose nothing, it is like rebooting your computer and reloads all the new files from an update.

    A soft reset :- with your device charged for at least 2Hrs "OR" have the device plugged into a power supply; press and hold your on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound (or the TomTom hands symbol appears) then release the on/off button. Make sure you are outside and have a clear view of the sky (satellites)
  • PrinceMydas
    PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
    Master Explorer
    Hi,
    Thank you for your advice. I've don't the drum roll soft reset. Today I went outside with the Gps and it manage to connect to Satellite, but after 5 minutes or so, it froze to the point that I had to reset it. I guess that is my real Problem with it, it's freezes or is restarting alone. I was thinking that it can't connect at all at Satellite. In my flat, it couldn't connect to Satellite, and also it's not freezing. I think is connected togheter. I have no Software Update, nothing in the software in computer.
    If someone heard, Seen something about this behaiviour and can give me some advice, it will be really appreciated.
    Cheers
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,814
    Superuser
    Hi
    @PrinceMydas

    Have you changed your car ??? has it got a Metallized Heat reflecting windscreen, this can kill the satellite signal dead
    Some Cheepo Web Cams have poor RF Shielding, the stray RF can also reduce the satellite signal
    Is the device set low down on the dashboard

    ATB YFM
  • PrinceMydas
    PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
    Master Explorer
    I went on foot yesterday, it found the satellite signal and connected to one but after a couple of minutes the Navi froze, I had to reset it. It does that all the time. Or it freezes or it crashes after a couple of minutes. I have to update the status of my problem, because I seen that it is finding the GPS, but the real problem now is that is crashing or freezing. I forgot to mention, that it is happening only after connects to a satellite. In my flat never froze or crashed. I guess it is connected together somehow.
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,115
    Superuser
    @PrinceMydas

    Sounds like you battery is beginning to give up the ghost, think about battery replacement ( $29.95 :) )

    See this video
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  • PrinceMydas
    PrinceMydas Registered Users Posts: 6
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    Thank you Niall, for your suggestions. I ton't think that is from the batery. Because it is freezing also, not only crashing. And it is happening the same when the GPS is connected in Auto to the power source. After is finding and connecting to the satellite, a couple of minutes later, it is beginning or to crash or to freeze.