Tip & How-To about Tomtom XL 330 Car GPS Receiver

TomTom XL 330 not coming on?

If you TomTom is not coming on after a long sleep.. I.E. more then a few days with no use, try this......

(1) Plug the unit into either a PC or your Car
(2) Wait for about 2-5 minutes to get some charge into the unit
(3) Press and hold the power button for about 15-20 seconds until you see the start-up screen

Why did it die? I have found and many other have found the battery does not live long without a power supply to charge it, it would seem to me even thou it is powered off, the TomTom is still sucking away at the battery and it would seem there is nothing that can be done about it.

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When I try to bring my LCD monitor out of sleep it just comes up a dim lighted screen and cannot see desk top. I put my PC in sleep mode then wake it back up and monitor is perfectly fine? how can I


I suspect the monitor. For the sake of troubleshooting: Try another monitor for a few days. If you have the same issue, we will know it is the video card.

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Hi :My Tomtom does not start from the main push botton. My tomtom kind ONE XL.S


Assuming you have pushed the ON/OFF button, and had no success .... and have also pushed down and held down the ON/OFF button for a few seconds ... up to a minute, and your GPS still does not turn on ... then, you want to make sure the battery is fully charged before you try to start it again.
Note that it may not start while it is plugged in (to a power source) ... because it uses the battery as the primary source of power.

Plug the GPS device into the charger (wall adapter or your USB computer port) ... to charge the battery for a few hours... preferably more, like 24 hours or more. Then try to start the device again.

Feb 10, 2011 | Tomtom GPS

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can i charge my tom tom one europe on my pc computer


yes, your tomtom one can be charged via the usb cable provided with your unit.

you do not need to turn on your tomtom just plug it in for a few hours (tomtom does not recommend more then 6 hours)


bill

Dec 05, 2009 | Tomtom One Europe v2 GPS Receiver

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TomTom 520 won't start


Hi all,
I got the following response to this little problem. Will try it out and hopefully my 520 will work again soon.

To ensure that your device is correctly connected to your PC, please do the following:-

STEP 1 Run the Registry Cleaner Tool

• Disconnect the TomTom and remove any USB devices from your PC, If you use a USB Hub, please disconnect that also.
• Run the RemoveRegEntries tool. You can download it from :-http://tomtom.com/lib/img/cs/S4S/files/RemoveRegEntries_TTGOv1.exe
A Black window will appear briefly then close.
• Make sure that you have got Administrator rights on the PC. Otherwise you may not be allowed to connect new hardware (especially the case when using office computers)
• Reboot your PC

STEP 2 Connect the TomTom

• Make sure the device is fully charged before connecting it to the computer. Ideally a mininum of 4 hours charge.
• Reset the device using a paper clip (see http://www.tomtom.com/6965). When resetting, keep the reset button pushed in for at least 20 seconds, but DO NOT turn the device back on just yet.
• Ensure that your TomTom has power connected to it. There should be a green light on the TomTom unit. If your device came with a Home Charger, please make sure that is plugged in to the TomTom also.
• Connect the TomTom to a USB port on the back of your PC. We strongly suggest that you use a USB 2.0 port and not a USB 1.1 Port. (USB 2.0 ports are faster USB ports, which are standard on all modern PC's, older PC's and some laptops may still use USB 1.1 ports which are slower and can prevent some USB devices from connecting properly).

STEP 3 Switch the TomTom On.

• On your PC, open My Computer
• Now switch the TomTom On while it is connected to the PC with the green light on.
• Look at My Computer, do any disk drives appear as you switch the TomTom On? If so, which drive letter is it?
• Double click on the TomTom disk.
• What files and yellow folders do you see?, please make a note of them and reply back with what files and yellow folders you see. If possible, please provide us with a screenshot showing all the details.

If the device is NOT listed as a 'Removable drive' under 'My Computer' when you switch the TomTom On, try the following:-

STEP 4 Check Device Manager

• Disconnect the TomTom from the computer.
• It is likely that you have a Firewall on your PC, in some cases, Firewalls can prevent USB devices from being recognized by the PC. We suggest configuring your Firewall and security settings to allow all USB devices to connect to your PC. Once you have done this, we suggest trying the steps above again.
• Go to 'Start' and right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'
• Select the 'Hardware' tab
• Expand 'Disk drives'. If the TomTom device is shown there with a red cross, right-click on it and select 'Enable'
• Check under 'My Computer' to see if the device now shows up as a 'Removable drive'.

We also suggest it is a good idea to try to connect your TomTom to another PC to see if you get the same problem.

Dec 27, 2007 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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PC does not recognise TomTom


Dont use a HUB, connect it directly to the PC.

Reset the unit by pushing a bent paperclip or pin into the hole on the bottom marked 'reset' turn it back on, plug it in & charge it via USB overnight or as long as you can in the car, make sure the led on the top is green, tap the bottom right of the screen & check the battery symbol on the unit says charging underneath.

If this doesn't help.
contact them about the problem...

http://www.tomtom.com/support/support.php?ID=2

Sep 03, 2007 | Tomtom One Europe v2 GPS Receiver

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