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Tomtom Rider GPS won't turn on

My tomtom Rider GPS was working fine earlier today on it's car mount while charging from car accessory outlet (cigarette lighter). After I turned it off and later tried to turn it on, still plugged in via accy outlet, nothing would happen when pushing start-up button. Any advice? Thanks!

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  • sjf167 May 11, 2010

    Is it a TT rider1 or TT rider2? Does it power up when connected to the mains charger? Does it switch on when connected to the bike cradle? Check the fuse in the car charger.

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My Tomtom rider 2 will not switch on. Battery has been on charge. Appears dead any solutions please?
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Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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My Rider 1 is showing the same sympton. Was working fine now I can't get past the initial "Tomtom" screen.

Does it power up when connected to the mains charger?- No, need to prod reset and then turn on manually.
Does it switch on when connected to the bike cradle? - No, only sign of life if by manually turning on but only get as far as the Tomtom screen, not the main menu.

Any ideas welcome

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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