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Tomtom won't turn on

Tomtom go 530 won't turn on. Green light comes on when plugged into car charger but screen does not come on.

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    this worked! that's bunches!

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    Im having th same problem with my tom tom 530, i've tried holding down the power button for a prolonged period of time, but nothing is working.



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  1. Fully charge the unit
  2. Reset with paperclip at bottom of unit
  3. Hold down Power On for a longer period of time, about 10 sec.
It should start...

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Same here and with aftermarket mount. The light comes on but its not really charging. I was acutally able to find a sweet spot basically by pushing it down and to the right slightly (into the base) and held it in place with left hand and put the unit in the upper left part of the windshield, elbo in the window frame and move the unit around until the low batter warning dissappears, then don't move. Theres a specific screen that will tell if its charging or not if you tap the lower right part of the screen after booting up if you can get that far. I forget what it was, I think displays speed and miles to go. (But definatley hold the whole unit down and to the right and hold it for a while so it can charge up a little.) Then try turning on and you should have enough power to tinker with it. I would up putting the tom tom in the upper part of the windshield, then stuffing balled up napkins between the roof and the unit to keep pushing it down.

I also plugged it in the the original computer hook up base to see if the problem was on the winshield one or the tom tom itself. Both chargers do it so I am assuming that its the tom tom itself. I still CANNOT figure out why the charge light could be on and still not charging. 
I am going FRD and taking it apart. (Fix Or Destroy) Since they are getting pretty cheap, nothing to loose I guess. 

After taking the unit apart. I found that the gold connector teeth thing that is soldered onto the mother board was loose. 
Instructions for taking them apart are here:
http://www.unc.edu/~bmoc/tomtom/Tomtom%20Go%20910%20Dismantling%20Manual.pdf

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

Holding down the Power ON for a longer period of time worked for me. Totally grateful. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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