I worked out the problem. I googled the problem and I found the "apad TV" site. They recommended re-flashing the device with the latest firmware. This firmware was the same as mine anyway but mine must have been currupted in some way. I did as instructed and everything worked fine.
I hope this helps others if they have the same problem.
Time will tell if the flytouch stands up to the punishment. My cheap Chinese 7" Gps has been brilliant , giving 3 years of faithful service under the toughest conditions in a competition Jeep CJ7.
Anyway, thanks to Rabid 1