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I turned my tomtom xl model:4eto3 and there is a red x flashing on the screen..this goes away when i plug in the usb, however the device is still not functional. i found online that this occurs when there is data lost during a software update. this cannot be the reason as i've never updated the software on it..please help. phill

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Even though you say you have never updated it, now you have no choice but to update it so it can be fixed. Download tomtom home from the tomtom website and install it then connect your device and let it search for updates for the XL . That should fix it for you


http://download.tomtom.com/sweet/application/home2latest/TomTomHOME2winlatest.exe

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