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When you mean it will not come on do you mean it will not complete the turning on but power still comes on?

If that is the case get a paper clip then press the reset button on the unit but remove the SD card first( Its a small hole on the unit.) After that turn on the unit. if it loads up then your ok.
If not then follow the directions below.

1 Plug the unit into the computer.
2. Launch the TOM TOM HOME software.
3. Click on remove items. Put a check on the TOM TOM application then remove.
4. Click on update then it will reload the TOM TOM application on your computer.
5. Make sure that you have a backup.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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Make sure everything is fully charge and if you can try to change the battery to check if its a problem with the battery...

Hope that helps..........

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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Question: Why won't my unit acquire satellites?
--> Answer: There are a several different factors that can cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites:
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  • If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it is normal for it to take a while to establish its initial position.
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http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

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