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My GPS is locked when I tried to update the maps. It just says loader loding... but nothing is loading and I can't even turn it off. Is there some sort of reset button so that I could at least get to the main menu?

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Remove the coloured bezel from around the screen, there you will find the reset button.

Hope this helps.
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Posted on May 19, 2009

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Yes, you can get SOME updates for free... indefinetely.

You will need the latest version of TomTom Home software, available for free from www.tomtom.com.

Install the software on your computer BEFORE connecting the TomTom GPC to the USB port of the computer.

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