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How can I charge my Tomtom GPS 550 at home using a USB to my PC ? Or can it be charged only in the Car using the Car Charger ? How long should it take to fully charge using USB & also on Car Charger ? Thanks

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I dont believe it can chagre via usb as usb only provides up to 5v of power you can buy from walmart a cheap ac to car adapter (makes your ac outlet a cig lighter adapter) and power it that way.

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Unable to turn it on ,only lighted screen and connection ca be seen


First of all, make sure the battery is fully charged. If you're not sure your car charger is working, try charging it with a USB-cable on your PC/Mac.

Once the battery is charged, RESET your TomTom.
Old TomTom's have a RESET button on the bottom. One model has it's reset button hidden under a cover.

Newer devices don't have a reset button. You reset them by "KEEP PRESSING THE POWER BUTTON A LONG TIME"

Try pressing even more then a minute. Eventually you should hear the TomTom "Drumm Roll" (the starup sound), and your GPS would start normally.

If this doesn't work, Try updating the device firmware using a USB-cable and the right software depending your device. Older devices use TomTom HOME, never ones use TomTom MyDrive.

I wish you a lot of succes!

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I require a mains charger for Tomtom 4n00.001. I need to charge it from home


You can buy a Tomtom main charger but they are fairly expensive.

You can use a Main powered USB charger along with your normal PC Tomtom USB cable: it should ideally be rated at 1 Amp or more.

You might even have a suitable main USB charger on hand now as they often come with generic MP3/MP4 players and some mobile phones: I use my Huawei U8150 or E585 modem charger for that purpose myself!

Hope it helps.

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THow to get at reset button.Tom tom not charging when plugged into 12 volt in car.


There is a small reset pin 'hole' underneath nearby the USB/Power plug.

However, if your GPS is charging when you plug it to a PC or Laptop USB port, then I would suspect that the issue is more a faulty Car Power supply/charger (could be the cable or plug if you can see the pilot light on the charger).

ps. A cheaper alternative/easier to find to an original Tomtom car charger is a generic 5V (rated at least 1 Amp) USB charger used with your Tomtom USB Cable (that is what I use myself).

Hope it helps!

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plug in your xl via the usb cable to your computer and let it charge a few hours, then press and hold the power button for up to 15 seconds.

do not use the car or home charger to intially charge your xl. they are to maintain the battery, not a rapid charge.

let me know if you need further help.

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Connect your TomTom to the car charger and turn it on. Tap the lower right hand cornor where the sat. signal graph is. On the screen that comes up check to see if it is chargeing while connected to the car charger. It should say charging in the upper right hand cornor where it shows the battery status. If it isn't charging then you have either a bad pin on your windsheild mount or your charger is not working. If the charger is not working it may be as simple as replacing the fuse in the charger.

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If it is charging via a USB connection on your computer there is nothing wrong with the TT. It doesn't matter if you are trying to charge via USB, mains, or car charger the connection is the same for all in your TT. I would look elsewhere for the problem. More than likely your car charger is faulty.

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TomTom will not charge with car charger


Mine does the same, the light comes on on the charger, but not on the TomTom unit itself. There is clearly a loose connection in the cable somewhere as you can twist the flex and make it work, although this is not very reliable.

I just use a USB charger from an old phone instead.

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You can either charge in the car, or you can use the docking station (USB cable you connect with to use TomTom Home) to charge from your computer

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How do I charge the TomTom XL 330


Hi There!

You Can charge your Tomtom when you drive, or you can charge it with a USB port on your computer.
I don't think they come with a mains charger anymore?

Toby

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Yes, you can.
I presume the charger has an USB connector.
5v and 2A are the correct figures for a Go910.

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