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Just bought a tom tom 1. it was on at first. then went off. so i have charged it in the car. green light came on. so i know its charging but it wont switch back on. blank screen

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  • treasuregold Mar 19, 2009

    I went to charge my Tomtom and the usual welcome picture came on and it has been charing for near on 4 hours. All of a sudden my screen has gone blank although still with light in the background and also the green light is still working. I have tried it in the car but nothing wants to happen! Can anybody help me please?

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Those need a good charging! if you have a mains adapter for it, give it a overnight charge! same problem happened to a friend of mine!

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