New style TomToms - Emergency Recovery Mode - Discussion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Andy_P, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Andy_P

    Andy_P Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4,683
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    London, UK.
    TomTom Model(s):
    Go520,720,XL Live, Start60,Go940,950,1000,1005,New500,New5000
    Andy_P, Sep 20, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Andy_P

    baitmn

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    VIA 1605TM, Garmin 2595LMT, Maylong M500, Magellan 1700
    great easy instruction
     
    baitmn, Oct 2, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Andy_P

    Carl Krieger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    Go Live 1000 Go Live 1005 TT One
    These recovery mode instructions do not work at my TT Go Live 1005.
    I do get the screen with the www.tomtom/getstarted remark and the maintenance toolbox sign, but every attempt to connect to the device just fails. Leaving the device connected has no result either, the application displays : "reageert niet" (no reaction) If left connected the device restarts on its own, tries to connects and mydrive connect redisplays the "no reaction" comment after attempting to connect. ("er wordt verbinding gemaakt" (establishing connection)
    [​IMG].

    The cable, driver etc are checked again and again and are working well with other devices.
    Any other ideas on how to resolve this issue?
    I really hate to spend another 100 euro on this crappy procedure fix. The problem occurred right after a live services update and I feel kind of robbed.
    Pressing the on/off button for a long time just makes the TT produce a click and causes immediate shutdown. The black screen/white text never comes.
    Battery is still OK. If left alone the device restarts at its own will and produces the drum roll at irregular intervals all night and day long. Hurray !
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015
    Carl Krieger, Sep 3, 2015
    #3
  4. Andy_P

    dhn Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    22,692
    Likes Received:
    408
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Hold the power button till you hear the drum sounds and KEEP holding the button another 10-15 seconds till you get to the diagnostic screen. Then it is a quick tap-tap-tap within a second to get to the recovery mode.
     
    dhn, Sep 3, 2015
    #4
  5. Andy_P

    Carl Krieger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    Go Live 1000 Go Live 1005 TT One
    Thanks for the reply, but as I already mentioned in my post there is no diagnostic screen, the unit just produces a click and shuts down instantly.
     
    Carl Krieger, Sep 4, 2015
    #5
  6. Andy_P

    dhn Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    22,692
    Likes Received:
    408
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Well, try support:

    Belgique
    078250157
    du lundi au vendredi de 09h00 à 17h30

    België
    078250156
    Maandag t/m vrijdag van 09.00 tot 18.30
     
    dhn, Sep 4, 2015
    #6
  7. Andy_P

    Carl Krieger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    Go Live 1000 Go Live 1005 TT One
    This is a really great idea!
    Thanks a lot for this information !

    I really fear to hear the comment that I will have to ship the device for service, but it is a good idea to try this.
    Hopefully their first line support people will put me through to really helpful people instead of keeping asking stupid questions and telling about procedures that are well explained here and elsewhere on the net.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2015
    Carl Krieger, Sep 4, 2015
    #7
  8. Andy_P

    Carl Krieger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    TomTom Model(s):
    Go Live 1000 Go Live 1005 TT One
    The problem is not repairable online. Will have to ship the device as thought.
    I need to say that support was VERY helpful and no stupid questions were asked.
    Instead of being sure not to repair the go live I am now hesitating, as support was really ok and sticking with TT looks like a good idea again..
     
    Carl Krieger, Sep 4, 2015
    #8
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.