TomTom Leap Year Bug!!

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  1. Joe 17
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    TomTom Leap Year Bug!!

    anyone else got a TomTom sat nav that stopped working on March 31?

    TomTom updated their site to say its a "leap year bug!"

    So how many GPS users are stuck with no sat nav i wonder????

    " .... Update 2nd April 23:39 CET: We have identified the root cause of the issue which has caused some of our models to not get a GPS position. The issue is caused by a ‘leap year’ bug in our GPS firmware. We’re working on a fix and will provide a further update as soon as we know more......"

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: TomTom Leap Year Bug!!

      I use dead-tree maps to get around. Partially for this very reason.

      After forty five years of navigation on this muddy rock, on 6 continents, I have never had a paper map fail me. Not once.

    2. Drewc Gold badge

      Re: TomTom Leap Year Bug!!

      Thanks for the scoop! Our story here.

  2. Joeman

    no worries, im actually astonished that given the number of people who use SatNav, that this story hasnt made the mainstream media!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    finally made mainstream this afternoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17599701

  4. Joeman

    made it into the Metro this morning... on the same day they released the patch.

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