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Hi My tom tom wonts switch on. I have reset it and still it comes on with a boom boom noise and shows the 2 hands on the screen. It also shows the loading bar at the bottom, but then it just freezes and nothing happens. can anyone help please ASAP

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    Have the same problem tried the tomtom home software updates. still in coma!

  • dave2lissy Nov 13, 2007

    i have the exact same problem HELP

  • secrets1 Jan 15, 2008

    i have the exact same problem as nicola


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"My tom tom wonts switch on. I have reset it and still it comes on with a boom boom noise and shows the 2 hands on the screen. It also shows the loading bar at the bottom, but then it just freezes and nothing happens. can anyone help please ASAP"

Sound as though your Map data card is corrupt. Remove the SD card and check it with your computer using a card reader. Backup the SD card onto your computer. You can run either chkdsk or go to the drive letter under 'My Computer' right click and select properties, then tools, then check now. You can also try starting the Tomtom with the SD card out of the unit. It should show a picture of the Tomtom with a 'X'. You can also try copying the data on the SD card to another SD card.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008


Try a software update with tomtom home connect your usb cable, if pc doesn't recognise your tomtom, reset the tomtom while still connected to the pc. works most of the times...

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