Question about Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver
I've just updated my Tomtom 730 with new software from website and now it's stuck in a loop. Switches on, goes to initial image then after about 10 seconds switches itself off and starts again. Can't get past this. Connected to my computer I can get into it but not when it's on its own. Battery fully charged, still not working.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: switch on problem
Reset the unit by pushing a bent paperclip or pin into the hole on the bottom marked 'reset' turn it back on, plug it in & charge it via USB overnight or as long as you can in the car, make sure the led on the top is green, tap the bottom right of the screen & check the battery symbol on the unit says charging underneath.
If this doesn't help.
contact them about the problem...
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
SOURCE: TomTom Home
I had a similar problem when trying to update my dad’s old
TomTom Go300. I bought a new map and downloaded TomTom Home 2 (as
instructed on the website) but found that the Go300 was recognised by the computer it wasn't recognised by TomTom's own Home 2 software.
To cut a long story short I uninstalled Home 2 and downloaded Home 1 (from http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=17 Home 1 is the one on the right, listed as being the version of Home you use for Navigator 6).
Then when I switched the Go300 on it was recognised by Home1 - although the new map I had bought wasn't listed as being available for download.
However, I updated the Go300 with the available listed free updates, then switched it off.
Downloaded Home 2 again and switched the Go300 on - this time it was recognised by the computer and the new map I had bought was available to download.
So far so good - the only problem was the the postcode search facility was not the same as it had been - I could now only search the first 4 digits of the postcode. There is a fix for this on the tomtom website:
which I followed and which worked.
Hope this may be of some use to someone! It took me hours to figure it all out. But it's up and running now.
I read and read and re-read the TomTom website looking for any info that would help but came up with nothing. A few hours later and the air thick with torrents of language I didn’t think I was capable of I discovered that I needed to download Home1 first and let the Go300 connect to the computer via Home1 before it would be recognisable by Home2. Okay…
On the website, though, Home1 is listed as being the version you use if you have TomTom Navigator 6. It’s not even called ‘Home 1′. Confusing eh? Anyway, I downloaded that and from there found that I could get my new map onto my Go300. Once the map and other updates were installed and I had switched the thing off I then found that Home2 recognised it at last.
That had to be one of the most ridiculously long-winded things I’ve had to do on a computer, mainly because TomTom’s confusing advice on their website made the whole process so damn difficult. Perhaps they hoped I’d give up and buy a new one? Tsk.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Ok guys tomtom wrote to me today telling me the problem is fixed it was the application and has been resolved. Not game to try it yet but am letting you know.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Hi - have had the same problem - if you look on the tomtom website and support they have a list and one is flashing red cross. You need to follow the steps to format the tomtom. I did this and it worked and it included the update. i havent reconnected since i have it working now. I think its a software problem with HOME. Make sure you do a back up on home and make sure you follow step by step. close HOME before you start to reformat and also in the preferences turn off the automatically connect to home when you plug into your computer or it keeps flashing up on the screen to correct. the only solution is to format it. i bought mine two days ago and the first one stuffed up so took it back for a replacement. this one worked when i turned it on but turned out the flashing cross appeared when connected to computer (i have a mac). good luck
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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