TomTom confirms leap year bug

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/03/tomtom-confirms-leap-year...

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Has your TomTom GPS let you down over the past few days? Then it looks like the company may have pinpointed your problem. It confirmed today that a leap year bug is preventing at least some models from obtaining a GPS position -- something that has apparently been occurring since March 31st. Exactly which GPS devices are affected isn't clear, with TomTom only saying that a "limited number of models" have been experiencing the problem. Unfortunately, the company doesn't have a permanent fix just yet, but it says that a hard reset of the device will temporarily resolve the issue if you find yourself in a pinch. Instructions to do that can be found at the source link below (you can also sign up to be notified when the permanent fix is available).

Ooops.

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TomTom sat-nav devices hit by GPS 'leap year bug'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701

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... customers should reset their devices by holding the on/off button down for 20 seconds, saying the move acted as a temporary fix.

Leap Year Bug

Martin77429 wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701

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... customers should reset their devices by holding the on/off button down for 20 seconds, saying the move acted as a temporary fix.

http://bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17611213

TomTom's permanent fix.

http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6964/?l...

List of affected models

Per the link tendriver provided:

Customers with these devices should follow the 4 steps below:
VIA 1400/1405/1430/1435, VIA 1500/1505/1530/1535, GO LIVE 1535, GO 2405, GO 2505, GO 2435, GO 2535, GO 2535 LIVE, GO 2535 WTE (World Traveler Edition), Blue & Me TomTom 2, TomTom Connect.

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