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Static Noise My Tomtom 300 when turned on a loud static noise is heard at a steady rate. I have tried to reset it and the noise comes back. I even tried turning off the audio voice and the static noise is still there.

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    i also have a permanent static noise on my tomtom XL 31

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    The noise in my new 330s is like the noise from a computer harddrive. Always there. Wondering if I should return it.

  • roginskis Nov 25, 2008

    I have got the same problem. Static high pitch noise when the device is on... Can anyone suggest how to get rid of it?

    Thanks

    Seb

  • shumbies Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Tomtom XL

  • Sunsurf88 Dec 26, 2008

    i too have this issue :/

    ive been through 2 tomtom xl 330s
    first went to update it out of the box and said i had no room.
    it said i only had 7mb of free space. i reset the setting gained about 5 more mb. The second tomtom xl 330s i had starts up with a high pitch noise that wont go away, most annoying sound iv heard. seems to have embedded its self into my brain. and the second one 32mb free and now 58mb free... the issues with these things will drive me up the wall. I do like it though... when its perfectly working fine.


    im returning mine again tomorrow with my computer at my hand so if it doesnt work the way intended ill be right there.

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SOURCE: my tomtom does not turn on

Contact TomTom. They were helpful to me.
Suggest u monitor battery and get it charged up. Then reset. See if you can reproduce the problem.
They sent me an email with instructions on how to format the disk or card, then reinstall the software. Then they authorized me a new map download (don't format the disk until they assure you that you can have a new map). Perhaps it's also best to  use TomTom Home software on your computer to backup the files on the TomTom incase something goes wrong.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

SOURCE: tomtom wont turn on

http://www.tomtom.com/support/solution.php?GID=1&PID=233&SID=0&CID=152&Language=8&FID=6965#reset_button

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: TomTom ONE has flashing "X" and picture of TomTom

I found this.

Question: Device shows a flashing cross when turned on.


Answer:


If your device only shows a cross after you turn it on, the TomTom application is not installed or cannot be found.



To solve this, follow the steps below.

Manually remove the TomTom application:
Reset your device.

Connect your device to your computer.

Turn on your device by pressing the power button for 5 seconds.

Do one of the following:
Windows: Click Start > My Computer and then double-click the Removable Disk for your TomTom device.
Macintosh: Double-click the desktop icon for your TomTom device.

Delete all files except the following:
Do not delete any of the folders!
Do not delete the files antitheftw.bmp, lowbatteryw.bmp and splashw.bmp (if present)!



Reinstall the TomTom application:
Start TomTom HOME

Select an option:
I previously updated my device on this computer
I never updated my device on this computer

Click Done and then click Device > Disconnect Device.
Your device should now start up again. If it hasn't started up after 10 seconds, press the On/off button.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: my tomtom 300's screen will not turn on

On the underside of the unit there is a small hole market RESET.Straighten out a paperclip and push is once.Now switch on. That should work for Ya.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: TomTom GO700

Hi there

This happens because files on your card are corrupted after an unsuccessful download.
If you have a card backup at hand, put the card into a computer, format it , and restore backup.
After that the TOMTOM will restart working normally.

If you did not make a copy or backup of the original card, or you cannot reach the computer hosting the last backup.Then follow the procedure below to restore your data :

1. Uninstall the application



2. Reinstall the application


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This will preserve any maps and voices you may have purchased.
1. Connect your device to your computer.
2. Go to Computer (Vista), My Computer (XP) or your Desktop (Mac).
3. Double-click the TomTom disk drive to open your TomTom.
4. Make sure that hidden folders and files are shown. To do this:

  • Vista: Go to Organize > Folder and Search Options, click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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  • XP: Tools > Folder Options..., click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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  • Mac: With the exception of some system files, your Mac should already show all hidden files and folders on the TomTom drive.
5. Identify the map folders on the TomTom. These are named for countries or regions such as USA_and_Canada, North_America or any other country or geographical region.
6. Delete all files EXCEPT these map folder(s) and the folder titled ASR, if it exists (the ASR folder will not appear on every device).
7. Properly disconnect the TomTom from the computer and exit TomTom HOME, if it is open.
  • Vista/XP: Right-click the TomTom drive and choose Eject.
  • Mac: Drag the TomTom drive to your Trash.
8. When the TomTom boots you should see a screen with the flashing X.
Proceed to reinstall the application (below):


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Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: tomtom 720 will not turn on even after pressing reset button

hook it to your usb cable to your for a few hours and then try and start it. first with the power button, it that fails try the hard reset..if neither those work, download tomtom home. follow the directions and tomtom home should be able to repair it unless you have internal problems, like a bad usb port on the gps. bill

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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