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Tomtom not switching on

The green charging light comes on when the Tomtom is plugged in but the Tomtom refuses to activate when I press the start button. As soon as I disconnect the power the green light goes off (and still won't start) even after charging overnight.

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    tried to recharge with wall plug in for several hours then pushed reset button and held for about 30 seconds, din't work also tried to hold power button on for 30 seconds didn't work. when unpluged from power goes dead instintly.now what ? thx don

  • mabhouston1 Apr 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. Hope someone has a solution

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    Same problem, no solutions?

  • bbutler100 Apr 29, 2008

    same problem!

  • bliven May 03, 2008

    when i plug the charger into my tom tom go 700,the green light comes on and i can turn it on and use it,as soon as its unplugged the light goes out and the tom tom wont switch on,same when using the car chager.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008




    Green charge light comes on when the pluged in the tomtom, but when i press the start button its not working. Please help.


  • vicky006 May 11, 2008

    I have the exact problem with my Tomtom GO 700, resetting the unit didn't help. It started up once when I hooked it my computer but the green light did light up and it did not work again

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    tomtom go 700 wont switch on i have tried all the tips

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    orange instead of green when charging?

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I had this problem. had it plugged in charging and then pressed the the reset and the power button at the same time for about 30-50 seconds and then after that pressed the power button and so far so good

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Yes pressing the reset button and start while its connected on the computer will sort this problem....

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