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Tomtom wont turn on

I have power either by car charger or mains but i can not turn it on it was fine last night

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Re: tomtom wont turn on

Leave on charge for two hours, then with the SD card out hold down the reset button at the back of unit for ten seconds and then the 'on' switch for ten seconds.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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