One way to get the water out is to flush it with 100% alcohol (Isopropyl works fine - just make sure it's not the watered down stuff they sell.) I would open it up and gently wash the individual pieces. Dab as much out as you can with paper towels, then finish it off (carefully) with a hair dryer. You don't want to heat it too much, especially the LCD screen. 100% alcohol is very good at dissolving small amounts of water, but it might cloud the screen. I don't know if that will go away.
Let it dry out for at least a week or more if there is still moisture on the screen do not place it direct sunlight it will more than likely damage the screen and if it is covered by waranty take it back to were you bought it from. if ypu take it apart there might be no waranty.
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Make sure that you immediately remove it from the water and remove the battery and the simcard / memory card from your cellphone. Then towel dry it and put it in a ziplock bag with about a cup of uncooked rice. Leave it there for 1 - 2 days to let the rice absorb the moisture. Then after 1 - 2 days, cross your fingers and try to turn on your cellphone. =)
If your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER is frozen, won’t turn on or does not
behave as it should, it can be fixed by resetting or restarting your
TomTom device. A reset will not delete any data from your device, with the exception of SMS messages on TomTom GO500/700.
your GO/ONE/RIDER to the power charger. If you have a power charger,
use it to power your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER. If you do not have a power
charger, make sure that the battery in your TomTom GO/ONE is fully
charged. Note: You need to charge your GO/ONE for at least 2 hours using the 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter.
your GO/ONE/RIDER. To reset the unit, you simply have to push a
straightened paper clip (or something similar) into the RESET hole on
On TomTom GO 910/710/510, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device.
On TomTom GO 700/500/300, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device with the word RESET right next to it.
TomTom ONE, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device, with
the word RESET right next to it (just below the SD card slot).
TomTom RIDER, the RESET hole is on the bottom of the device, behind the
SD card door. When opening the SD card door you will see the RESET hole
on the left, right underneath the SD card slot.
Your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER is now reset. Finally, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.
If the phone was still on while it got submerged, then you may be out of luck. Had it been off when it was submerged, using the rice trick might have worked. I would try removing the battery, and drying it out some more, but the damage may have already been done. Sorry!
take sd card out make shure that it is fully charged then insert a straghtend paper clip into the small hole at the bottom of your tomtom very carfully until you feel resistance this will reset then press & hold you power button if this works turn off then reininstall sd card if still dead its a service job im afraid hope this helps
If you have TomTom that have the slot for SD card, then it should accepted the SD card. The instruction for how to use the SD card is simple, but it is hidden in the TomTom Home, that's why it's difficult to find it. Below are the instruction how to use the SD card.
1. Format the SD card (FAT32) and do not stick the SD in the slot yet
2. Run Backup (connect TomTom device to computer)
3. Disconnect TomTom from computer and turn off
4. Slide the SD into the slot and connect TomTom back to computer (choose "yes")
5. In the TomTom Home menu, Choosen Backup & Restore >>> and choosen Restore
TomTom Home will add all applications to the SD card. So the internal memory still have the applications and the SD card also had the same applications. Everytime you slide the card in, TomTom will automatic detect and use it as its primary storage, if it not detect, you can go to the device menu and pick the device to connect to.
Whenver you take the SD card out, then TomTom will use its internal memory.
before you start take out sd card. 1 turn tomtom upside down. 2 see reset button? 3 use paper clip to press (press for 15secs) 4 now turn on tomtom (hold power button for approx 5secs. 5 re insert sd card. after a few minutes you should have signal. hope this solves your problem.
Its more than likely that the data on your SD card has become corrupt or the card itself has become damaged / faulty. This can cause the tomtom to feeze on startup and doesn't even get past the loading process. You can "half" prove this by turning the tomtom ON without the SD card inserted. If you get the startup drums then a ' please insert SD card ' symbol on the screen , The card IS FAULTY . good luck. .................Hopefully , you backed up your SD card to your PC some time ago. If this is the case , you can just reload the files onto your SD card.