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My Tom Tom 510 will not turn on at all. I plug in the power supply and the green light comes on. I used it yesterday and this morning, and all was fine, tried using it 1 hour ago to travel home and nothing. I have tried to plug it into my home computer, again light comes on but will not register.

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Try to reset

The Reset hole is hard to find, you need to first remove it from the mount, turn it upside down, and within the mounting base area of GO you will see two interface slots (currently only one is being used) and towards the front of the unit on the base you will see a little hole marked reset. This is just like soft resetting a Palm or Pocket PC, it requires something small like a paperclip, and nothing was supplied with GO to enable you to easily reset the device.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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