TomTom sat-navs borked by leap year bug
TomTom gadgets worldwide appear to be affected by a bug in the GPS receiver's software. TomTom is working on a solution, but says resetting your device temporarily resolves the issue.
TomTom sat-navs have been struck down by a "leap year" bug that sees the road-navigating gadgets failing to find their location.
In a statement on its support site, TomTom says the problem is caused by a bug in the GPS receiver's software that has left some devices unable to obtain a GPS position since March 31.
"We are working hard on a permanent solution that we will make available on our website as a downloadable software fix," TomTom assures. The company says a "limited number of models" are suffering from the glitch, so let us know in the comments below if your TomTom is borked.
Symptoms could include a gray screen, or a notice that reads, "Waiting for a valid GPS signal..." or "Poor GPS signal..."
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