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Tom Tom Go 520 Wont connect via USB

I have exactly the same problem as Peter588, has anyone got to the bottom of this?

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It sounds like your mini usb connector is damaged. If you're handy you can buy a replacement and solder it in. You will need a very fine tip soldering iron and a magnifying glass. The repair can be quite challenging as the components are surface mounted.
Otherwise I can fix it for you for a small fee.
I've repaired about 20 tomtom units with similar problems. I charge around £35 for this including return postage

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Try soft resetting the unit by holding in the reset button (bottom of unit) with the end of a paper clip for 15 sec and switching on again holding on switch for 5sec. If the PC (XP?) fails to see the 520 as a drive assigned under "my computer", then it may be a mechanical fault as described. Take out any SD card for the moment. Does TTHome program see the 520?

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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STEP 1 Un-install Tom Tom Home from your PC

STEP 2 Click on the link below:

http://tomtom.com/lib/img/cs/S4S/files/RemoveRegEntries_TTGOv1.exe
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To ensure that your device is correctly connected to your PC, please do the following:-

STEP 1 Run the Registry Cleaner Tool

• Disconnect the TomTom and remove any USB devices from your PC, If you use a USB Hub, please disconnect that also.
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• Connect the TomTom to a USB port on the back of your PC. We strongly suggest that you use a USB 2.0 port and not a USB 1.1 Port. (USB 2.0 ports are faster USB ports, which are standard on all modern PC's, older PC's and some laptops may still use USB 1.1 ports which are slower and can prevent some USB devices from connecting properly).

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• Double click on the TomTom disk.
• What files and yellow folders do you see?, please make a note of them and reply back with what files and yellow folders you see. If possible, please provide us with a screenshot showing all the details.

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STEP 4 Check Device Manager

• Disconnect the TomTom from the computer.
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