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Tomtom go 700

Hi my tom tom wont switch on it just flashes with an x in bottom right corner

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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).

Copy the Yellow Folders one by one to your PC. Ideally, save all the folders under a new folder that you name.

You may find that the folder ttntools and gns may not be copied. This is o.k. if they aren't.


Format your Tomtom via MY Computer.


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


Open TomTom Home
Click on Upate Now.
Install the latest update onto your TomTom.
Once installed, switch your TomTom off, then disconnect if from the PC.

Thats it. From now on, make a full backup using TomTom Home prior to any updates.

Also note, that copying all the files will take some time.

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Hi my tom tom go 700 dosnt turn on

I had the same issue. I used a paper clip to press the reset button on the bottom of the device.

I hope that works for you. Good Luck

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