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Tom tom go 500 wont power up

My tom tom go 500 wont switch on.When i plug it in the charger the green light comes on to show its charging but it wont power up,please help.

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  • harlequin Dec 11, 2007

    my tomtom500 powers up, but freezes on a green screen with an image of the tomtom and a white hand. ive tried reset button, and holding the reset button for 15 secs. also tried removing and re-inserting the sd card, and been on the trouble shooting guide on the website. nothing appears to be working, any ideas? its only just come out of the box today!!

  • M17HSN Apr 11, 2008

    Hi recently i have found that my tomtom go 500 wont switch on eventhough I have attached the car charger to it. The green power light comes on. I have read the solution on here to reset the device. I have reset the device by pushing a paper clip in for about 15 secs. Whilst the clip is in and I keep the power button pressed it shows the green power light on but no display. If I press the clip in for 15 secs and let go and press the power button it will flash the green light for a sec but nothing, no display no power light. Can you please help as this is a vital tool that I use for work and Im not keen to spalsh out on a new one as I bought this only 2 years ago.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    exact same thing, it won't poer up, it won't reset, it won't do ANYTHING! 

  • Northernway Aug 12, 2008

    Same Problem. Resetting the tomtom with a paperclip does nothing.

  • colinpardoe Oct 13, 2008

    my tom tom go 500 wont switch on.When i plug it in the charger the green light comes on to show its charging but it wont power up,please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    same

  • mungo484 Dec 28, 2008

    Same problem with the Go500 that "won't go" when you power up. Tried the reset button a few times (at first it made no difference), after about 4 or 5 attempts it finally came good.

    I wouldn't buy another Tom Tom product after this experience!


  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    does anyone on these sites actualy know how to fix the problem

  • cuthbert4 Feb 23, 2009

    Tomtom go500 the green light is showing but the screen will not come on.I have used a pin to try and reset it but no us (tried about 10 times) I went on the internet to activate it again but needed a code that comes up on the screen,Thanks

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Hi,
Press the power button for 15 seconds and your tomtom will turn on with the drum sounds yor tomtom will now reset but nothing will be deleted off it and it will now hope fully work.

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There is a small reset hole in the bottom. Push in on the hole with a paperclip and it will reset the unit and it should come on.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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I have a tom tom 500 go,when i power it up the drum sound comes on ,then freezes on tom tom image have tried resetting but does not work any ideas.

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Keep in mind that when the battery is low, it will still power up but won't function correctly, It may get stuck at the startup screen, it may work correctly and have no sounds, or any other weird, unexpected behavior. It can also do this while connected to the charger. If you run into problems like this just power it down and put it on the charger for 12 hours. Then see what happens. Hope that helps.

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My 500 has just started to do this.i have phoned TomTom up and numerous calls to independent tom tom repairers and everything they told me to do was tried not once but several tjmes over a period of 3 days, all to no avail. I am just about to send my 500 back to TomTom in scotland to be fixed, this is the only way out for me, of course you could always scrap it and buy another. !!!!!
The moral of this story, bite the bullet or it will do your nut in.

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