07-07-2011 04:43 PM - edited 27-07-2011 02:49 AM
Love my 510, but it started turning off then back on when on the window mount in the car. Then the battery ran down and I took it out of the car and hooked it to my 110VAC home charger. Green power lite is on, solid, but hitting the ON switch does not result in start up.
Used paper clip to hold RESET button down for 20 secs, then hit power button again....no joy.
Removed SD card, held RESET button down, the tried hitting POWER button again. nope.
The unit does not fit snuggly into home charger....it is loose. Is therea problemwith connector wearing out and losing connection? the problem of it turning off/on in the car may be due to loose connector, and the home charger issue may be related.
Any history/reports from y'all like this?
07-07-2011 05:43 PM
I had several 710 before and I had connection issue with one of them. Similar to your situation.
Suggestion to you:
Put it on the home dock for at least 30 minutes with green light on. Then push the little pin hole and put it back to dock. Hold the power button for up to 20 seconds or till you hear the tomtom whichever comes first.
27-07-2011 02:52 AM
Left it on the home dock for 5 days.....then hit tiny reset button for 20 sec, then held power button for 20 secs.....no dice. The green 'charging' lite is on but unless I force the unit onto the docking connectors, it won't start up and TomTom say they will not repair this unit.
It is a great little unit and I like it a lot but I can't afford a new (or used) PND right now ......so I'll have to use my cell phone's navigator feature....much prefer the TomTom but if I can't get it fixed, it becomes a door stop.
Thanks for replying!
22-09-2011 05:43 PM
It appears that the battery is malfunctioning because it doesn't stay charged after being recharged. The device powers on when forcing the unit on the docking station? As long the battery gets power through either the docking station or car charger (home charger) then you'll be able to keep using the navigation device.
Its possible to let the device stay connected to the car charger so you are able to use the unit.
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22-09-2011 06:06 PM
My unit does not power on when plugged into docking station, even after leaving on charge for 4+ hours.
Will remove the battery and see if it'll load without one plugged in tomorrow.
23-09-2011 01:45 PM
Have another 510 here now so after playing around (i have changed batteries before on these) i've narrowed it down to the one unit not charging the battery. I can quite easily get it working by swapping the battery from the working 510 after leaving it to charge for a few hours on the docking station...
No visual damage to the external connectors or anything internal, guessing it is just down to wear and tear on the unit itself? Or possibly a fault on one of the internal circuit boards.
We have a couple of others currently being used, but certainly something we need to consider with any future problems reported.
Hope this info helps others