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My tom tom go300 will not turn off just stays on and shows a picture with tomtom go300

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Your tom tom go 300 may be frozen. If it has a reset button, then try resetting it. If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged and let it die. Then try turning it back on and see if it works then. If it doesn't, then you might have to update the software using this website which has instructions: http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14685

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On the website, though, Home1 is listed as being the version you use if you have TomTom Navigator 6. It’s not even called ‘Home 1′. Confusing eh? Anyway, I downloaded that and from there found that I could get my new map onto my Go300. Once the map and other updates were installed and I had switched the thing off I then found that Home2 recognised it at last.
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