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Tom tom go 710 wont switch on - GPS Devices

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  • tbsinfrared Apr 04, 2009

    Tomtom 710, has green power light, about 18 months old, won't power up to show the screen. Is this possibly caused by a dead battery?

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Press the tiny reset button...

You'll need the pointy end of a paperclip or a pin.

Turn your TomTom upside down and look at the underneath, with the screen facing away from you.

Starting at the back and moving towards the screen, you'll see a small traingular-shaped piece of rubber, then a plastic area with a small hole to the left, then the circuit board with all the little gold connectors.

It's that small hole that's the reset button, push your paper clip or pin in there. Your TomTom should reset straight away, but sometimes it takes a few tries for various lengths of time.

Enjoy your newly restored TomTom!

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