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Home address For some reason our device is set to Guam. We don't have any of the cords to plug it into our computer and I can't seem to find any options in the device to change it back to the United States. Please help me with this problem. Thanks we have the TomTom GO 720

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  • nortonsloan Nov 06, 2008

    The only map available is Guam, there is no map for North America, or the USA

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Go to Change Preferences > Arrow Over once and select Manage Maps > tap Switch Map, and select North America.

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