Re: Is my TomTom broken or is it the leap-year bug?

Discussion in 'UK GPS' started by Linea Recta, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Guest

    "Jim" <> schreef in bericht
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    >I dropped my TomTom GO300 on Saturday. After it would not find a GPS
    >signal, said GPS reception poor. I was in the process of finding a
    >repairer in the UK when I came across this article on BBC News
    >http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701
    >
    > Now I wonder if it was as a result of being dropped or the "bug". I
    > suspect the former as it was working OK before I drooped it. However, it
    > was 31st March when I dropped it and this is the date the problem emerged.
    >
    > Has anyone actually experienced the problem as described in the BBC
    > article?
    >
    > --
    >



    Now and then I use TomTom Navigator 7.910 program on my PPC with an external
    receiver. I don't use it daily but I'll test it again asap wether it is
    affected by the described problem.



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    Linea Recta, Apr 5, 2012
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  2. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Guest

    "Linea Recta" <> schreef in bericht
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    > "Jim" <> schreef in bericht
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    >>I dropped my TomTom GO300 on Saturday. After it would not find a GPS
    >>signal, said GPS reception poor. I was in the process of finding a
    >>repairer in the UK when I came across this article on BBC News
    >>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701
    >>
    >> Now I wonder if it was as a result of being dropped or the "bug". I
    >> suspect the former as it was working OK before I drooped it. However, it
    >> was 31st March when I dropped it and this is the date the problem
    >> emerged.
    >>
    >> Has anyone actually experienced the problem as described in the BBC
    >> article?
    >>
    >> --
    >>

    >
    >
    > Now and then I use TomTom Navigator 7.910 program on my PPC with an
    > external receiver. I don't use it daily but I'll test it again asap wether
    > it is affected by the described problem.
    >
    >
    >




    Made a 30 km trip today and Navigator 7.910 had no problems at all.



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    |\ /|
    | \/ |@rk
    \../
    \/os
     
    Linea Recta, Apr 6, 2012
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  3. Linea Recta

    UK Traveller Guest

    Some years ago my GO300 needed a repair which was carried out by TomTom in
    the UK - just go to Support on the TomTom Home site.
    Traveller

    "Linea Recta" wrote in message
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    "Linea Recta" <> schreef in bericht
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    > "Jim" <> schreef in bericht
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    >>I dropped my TomTom GO300 on Saturday. After it would not find a GPS
    >>signal, said GPS reception poor. I was in the process of finding a
    >>repairer in the UK when I came across this article on BBC News
    >>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701
    >>
    >> Now I wonder if it was as a result of being dropped or the "bug". I
    >> suspect the former as it was working OK before I drooped it. However, it
    >> was 31st March when I dropped it and this is the date the problem
    >> emerged.
    >>
    >> Has anyone actually experienced the problem as described in the BBC
    >> article?
    >>
    >> --
    >>

    >
    >
    > Now and then I use TomTom Navigator 7.910 program on my PPC with an
    > external receiver. I don't use it daily but I'll test it again asap wether
    > it is affected by the described problem.
    >
    >
    >




    Made a 30 km trip today and Navigator 7.910 had no problems at all.



    --
    regards,

    |\ /|
    | \/ |@rk
    \../
    \/os
     
    UK Traveller, Apr 7, 2012
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  4. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Guest

    "UK Traveller" <> schreef in bericht
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    > Some years ago my GO300 needed a repair which was carried out by TomTom in
    > the UK - just go to Support on the TomTom Home site.
    > Traveller
    >



    Don't need any repair.



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    Linea Recta, Apr 7, 2012
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  5. Linea Recta

    Jack Rabbitt Guest

    "Jim Burt" <> wrote in message
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    >> "Linea Recta" wrote in message
    >> news:4f7f32ae$0$6850$4all.nl...
    >>
    >> "Linea Recta" <> schreef in bericht
    >> news:4f7d7bea$0$6944$4all.nl...
    >>> "Jim" <> schreef in bericht
    >>> news:4f7b4505$-privat.org...
    >>>>I dropped my TomTom GO300 on Saturday. After it would not find a GPS
    >>>>signal, said GPS reception poor. I was in the process of finding a
    >>>>repairer in the UK when I came across this article on BBC News
    >>>>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701
    >>>>
    >>>> Now I wonder if it was as a result of being dropped or the "bug". I
    >>>> suspect the former as it was working OK before I drooped it. However,
    >>>> it was 31st March when I dropped it and this is the date the problem
    >>>> emerged.
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone actually experienced the problem as described in the BBC
    >>>> article?
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Now and then I use TomTom Navigator 7.910 program on my PPC with an
    >>> external receiver. I don't use it daily but I'll test it again asap
    >>> wether it is affected by the described problem.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Made a 30 km trip today and Navigator 7.910 had no problems at all.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> regards,
    >>
    >> |\ /|
    >> | \/ |@rk
    >> \../
    >> \/os

    >
    > "UK Traveller" <> wrote in message
    > news:jlpq64$cl1$...
    >> Some years ago my GO300 needed a repair which was carried out by TomTom
    >> in the UK - just go to Support on the TomTom Home site.
    >> Traveller
    >>

    >
    > Unfortunately one is not able to do this now as TomTom have decided that
    > as a "Legacy" device the TomTom GO300 is now longer supported. So the
    > only help available, apart from this newsgroup, are the Forums on the
    > TomTom website.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >



    Both my pre-historic GO tomtom's and 7.915/7 navigator versions working
    ok. - INFACT, ive noticed a recent improvement on my PDA in getting a fix,
    seems to get one almost instantly now - bring on the bug!
     
    Jack Rabbitt, Apr 11, 2012
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  6. Linea Recta

    Phantom

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    why did you cross post in to a different forum about the same issue?
     
    Phantom, Apr 12, 2012
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  7. Linea Recta

    Jake Guest

    "Linea Recta" <> wrote in message
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    > "Jim" <> schreef in bericht
    > news:4f7b4505$-privat.org...
    >>I dropped my TomTom GO300 on Saturday. After it would not find a GPS
    >>signal, said GPS reception poor. I was in the process of finding a
    >>repairer in the UK when I came across this article on BBC News
    >>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701
    >>
    >> Now I wonder if it was as a result of being dropped or the "bug". I
    >> suspect the former as it was working OK before I drooped it. However, it
    >> was 31st March when I dropped it and this is the date the problem
    >> emerged.
    >>
    >> Has anyone actually experienced the problem as described in the BBC
    >> article?
    >>
    >> --
    >>

    >
    >
    > Now and then I use TomTom Navigator 7.910 program on my PPC with an
    > external receiver. I don't use it daily but I'll test it again asap wether
    > it is affected by the described problem.


    I thought latest PPC version released was v6? How do you get latest version
    on it?
     
    Jake, Apr 17, 2012
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