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Tomtom 510 will not switch on.

My TomTom Go 510 will not switch on. The green light comes on when you press the start button, but then nothing happens. I've tried pressing the, well hidden reset button. I believe this is a common problem, but no one appears to have a solution.

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  • sociol23 Jan 05, 2009

    It appears that the best solution is to buy a replacement Sat Nav. I've looked at several sites that will repair the 510, but as the cost is likely to be upwards of £70, it's better to buy a mew model.

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Hi!
I have in my possesion 2 Tom Tom 510s both with exactly the same problem, one was used with the incorrect (Nokia) cigar lighter charger the other suffered a Voltage spike from the vehicle it was used.
Both the input transitors have blown and as they are so small they are virtually impossible to re solder. However there is a Guy on eBay who for £80 will repair it.
I bought a different system, £70 and although basic does what it says on the tin.
Sorry to bring bad tidings,
Paul 'W'

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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After posting my problem, I did some more browsing and came across this on the amazon webiste:

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STEP 1

Connect your TomTom to your computer via USB and open up your Windows Explorer and go to the drive. (It will be listed as TOMTOM (E) or some other drive letter).

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Copy the Yellow Folders from the backup you made in STEP 1 back to the TomTom.

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