Question about Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Tomtom go 510 do disply

When plugged in green light comes on but will not turn on .....is this a battery fault?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

Same here and with aftermarket mount. The light comes on but its not really charging. I was acutally able to find a sweet spot basically by pushing it down and to the right slightly (into the base) and held it in place with left hand and put the unit in the upper left part of the windshield, elbo in the window frame and move the unit around until the low batter warning dissappears, then don't move. Theres a specific screen that will tell if its charging or not if you tap the lower right part of the screen after booting up if you can get that far. I forget what it was, I think displays speed and miles to go. (But definatley hold the whole unit down and to the right and hold it for a while so it can charge up a little.) Then try turning on and you should have enough power to tinker with it. I would up putting the tom tom in the upper part of the windshield, then stuffing balled up napkins between the roof and the unit to keep pushing it down.

I also plugged it in the the original computer hook up base to see if the problem was on the winshield one or the tom tom itself. Both chargers do it so I am assuming that its the tom tom itself. I still CANNOT figure out why the charge light could be on and still not charging.
I am going FRD and taking it apart. (Fix Or Destroy) Since they are getting pretty cheap, nothing to loose I guess.
Thanks back to all the posters on this site!!

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My tomtom won't come on or no display the green light on the bottom is lite up when I plug it to power and to my computer but nothing on disply just blank screen


If the internal battery has been allowed to go flat, you will need to press and hold the on button for up to 5 seconds to get it to power up again

Oct 02, 2010 | Tomtom GPS Devices

1 Answer

My go 510 is about 1 year old and it was working


try resetbutton, go tomtom.com, sel support, search reset, sel softreset sel device, do as told. goodluck

Feb 13, 2010 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My tomtom 510 wont switch on the green light is on when plugged in


try hitting it with a hammer for a while then buy another brand!

Nov 09, 2009 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My Tomtom 510 will not switch on


You may need a new battery as yours may be completly dead. To test this, plug it into the charger and see if it comes on. If it does, then all you will need is a new battery which are pretty cheap to replace. If it still does not come on, you may have to send it to a repair place to be fixed.

Aug 05, 2009 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

White light when plug into computer, manually it do not come on


Try changing its battery first before discarding to the bin

Jun 30, 2009 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Tomtom 510 will not activate. tried it with connection to electrical outlet and without being plugged into the outlet. It quit working after it was plugged into an automobile cigarette lighter plug, then...


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

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful: stars-4-0._v45457020_.gif Cure for not able turn on the Go 510, 16 Jun 2007 By Sirius (Essex) - See all my reviewsI like the tomtom so far the only niggle was it would not turn on once.
No troubleshooting on instructions, found cure on internet,reset button
underside. With the tomtom turned over and the card slot on top right hand
side there is a small rubber foot at the half moon shaped enterance, up at about the 10 o'clock position from the foot,but before the green circuit
board there is a small half round cut out with a hole under you need to press in this hole for a few seconds with a paper clip to reset. I wonder how many people have sent their tomtoms back that would not turn on.

Tried it & worked a treat!!! Newcastle here we come again ...

Apr 07, 2009 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My tomtom will not turn on


Try to remove and re-insert the menory card with the green light on. Then turn off/on again

Jul 17, 2008 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

TOMTOM 510


could be a software problem/power supply?

Mar 15, 2008 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

GPS Won't Turn On


www.batteryship.com

look up tomtom 510 - or whatever model you have
Order the battery..........comes with manual and tools to fix it
only 20.95
it works

cheaper than sending it in!!!!!!
These are genuine replacement parts!!

Laura

Jan 30, 2008 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Will not take a charge


I have just the same problem. Initially the battery was flashing to say that it was low on charge even when it was plugged in, then it flashed that the battery was empty and switched itself off. When plugged in the green light comes on, but still cannot turn TomTom 710 on. Also it will not connect to the computer.

Nov 14, 2007 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
GPS Devices Logo

325 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tomtom GPS Devices Experts

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7987 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Will Halftowaite

Level 3 Expert

503 Answers

Are you a Tomtom GPS Device Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...