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my tom tom 500 will not charge no green light i using the usb cable from pc it dead as the monty pythons parrot also same from in car charger i pressed the rest button

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Re: tom tom 500

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.

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