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Trying to connect tomtom 910 to PC & device won't recognise in usb. no connection signal, message or anything. before this just updated tomtom home to latest version. could this be compatabilty issue? tried plugging device thru usb on 2nd computer & usb just doesn't recognise, even as an external drive. Thanks

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Pressed RESET button on TomTom & usb device then recognised.

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