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Tomtom720 gps tom tom 720 will not turn on after updating

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  • gsw166 May 25, 2009

    tried the reset button, now what?

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Try using a straightened paperclip and insert it in the hole marked reset on the bottom of your 720. Press it till you feel a click and hold it for 20 seconds.
Hope this helps.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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