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Screen not working-Power light on

Tom Tom 700 Screen not working (blank) yet Power light on. Problem presented overnight. Checked and re-checked all connections.

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  • Donyale Luckin Jul 16, 2007

    Problem Solved - Flip Tom Tom over so you can see where it would be clipped into dock - Small hole (RESET) - Push a pin in SOFTLY - it will 'pop'. Screen on again. Halfords - Sales Rep. solution. Apparently sorts out majority of queries.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    TT 510 Tried suggestion but no hole for reset

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This solution fixed my GO 700 series TomTom

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Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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Donyale is absolutely correct! This technique also works for the Go 510 model as it did for mine. Thanks, Took 2 minutes and I am back on the "Go" again! Mike S.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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Possible back light failure. don't know about 'repair for this sort of thing Mu guess is like other small electronics of this type they are made as integrated 'lumps' and there is not a repair option. Try the Tech support at the TT website Especially if it is fairly recent. May be a replacement option

Posted on Jul 11, 2007

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    john ash Jul 16, 2007

    Oh if only were that easy for many of the camera type groans we here here.

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