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Hi, I have tom tom one. Whenever I try to turn it on, it gets on but then it starts displaying the screen showing sd card coming out of the unit having red cross on the sd card. It keeps showing this pic....


Please follow the steps below to solve the issue. This is caused by an update. If you are not sure, how to do this, call TomTom help line for assistance.

STEP 1 - Find the mapsettings.cfg

- Connect your device to the computer and switch it on
- On your PC, click on My Computer to access your TomTom drive. On a Mac you can double click on it on your desktop
- Inside the TomTom drive, you will see a list of folders (on Windows these are yellow, on a Mac they are blue) as well as some loose files
- Please find the folder that is named as the map on your device i.e. United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland_or_Western_Europe etc
- Double click on this folder to access it and please find the file called mapsettings.cfg
- Please delete this file

STEP 2 - Creating a manual backup of your map

- Inside the TomTom drive, you will see a list of folders (on Windows these are yellow, on a Mac they are blue) as well as some loose files
- Please find the folder that is named as the map on your device i.e. United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland_or_Western_Europe etc
- Right click on this folder and copy it
- Go to the desktop of your computer and paste the map folder

IMPORTANT: We advise you to follow the next steps ONLY if you have made a successful backup of your map.

STEP 3 - Format your TomTom device

IMPORTANT: ONLY continue if you were successful in making the back up of your device

For PC users:
- Open My Computer. Right click on the TomTom device drive and click 'Format'. Make sure Quick Format is not selected.

For Mac users:
- From the Finder menu, click 'Go' > 'Utilities', then double click 'Disk Utility'. In the 'Disk Utility', select the volume below the TomTom disk. Make sure the 'Format' is set to 'MS-DOS (FAT)' and click 'Erase'.

STEP 4 - Remove old files from your computer

- Open TomTom HOME
- Click on 'Manage my device'
- Click on the 'Items on computer' tab
- Tick the options for 'Applications' and 'Voices'
- Click on 'Remove items from computer'

STEP 5 - Install the software on your device

- Click on 'Update my device'
- Tick the options for 'Application' and at least one voice (eg, Jane)
- Please do NOT select your map at this stage.
- Click on 'Update and Install'
- Click 'Done'
Your navigation device starts and then connects to the computer again. HOME may offer more than one application update. Please repeat this step until no further application updates are offered.

STEP 6 - Restore the map

- Find the map you copied to your desktop and copy it again
- On your computer go to 'Start' -> 'My Computer' and open the TomTom drive
- Right click anywhere and select 'Paste'

STEP 7 - Check the Device

- Eject the drive (on Windows, go back to My Computer and right click on it and select Eject; on a Mac, drag the drive into the trash)
- Please disconnect your device and let it load up as normal
- You should now be able to set up the device as normal

Good Luck!

Jun 14, 2011 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Hi, do you know if I can install City Select maps I bought for a previous Garmin device now out of order, on a new Garmin 1490T preloaded with City Navigator ? thanks


If you want to test the maps on your new Garmin you can do one of two things. Either you can copy the maps onto an SD card and then insert the card into your GPS. You can also connect the GPS to your computer with the USB cable that was supplied with you unit. Using whatever file manager you normally use with your version of Windows (Windows Explorer, Total Commander, etc), you will be able to see your Garmin GPS as another drive on your system. You can then copy your City Select maps over to your Garmin.

Once you have the maps either directly on your Garmin GPS or on a microSD card, you have to choose to use those maps. From the main screen of your GPS choose Tools>Settings>Map. If your City Select maps are compatible with your GPS they will show up in the list of maps. To make use of the map just choose it by touching the name of the map. Your Garmin will then load that map and display it. If your City Select maps do not show up in the list, or if you choose them and they do not load or give you an error then they are not compatible with your 1490T.

If you need anymore information or help please let me know. Thank you.

Mar 12, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Gps has lost its maps, screen says can't unlock maps


There several reasons you may receive the message Can't Unlock Maps on your nuvi or zumo device.
  • Can you press OK and get to the Where To/View map screen?
  • Did you load maps to the unit using the MapSource or MapInstall program?
  • Did you load maps to an SD data card?

If one of the points above applies to you, please follow the steps below to clear the Can't Unlock Maps message:
  1. Remove SD card from unit, if applicable.
  2. Plug the unit into your computer with a compatible USB cable.
  3. Open MyComputer/Computer icon. (Mac users skip this step.)
  4. Right-Click on the Garmin drive and select Open. (Mac users can locate the Garmin drive mounted on the Desktop.)
  5. Open the Garmin folder.1
  6. Locate a file named gmapsupp.img
  7. Right-Click and delete file named gmapsupp.img
  8. Safely disconnect your unit from your computer to see if the Can't Unlock Maps message is gone.

1. Nuvi 1100/1200/1300/1400/1600/3700 and Zumo 665 users will open the Map folder instead.

*If the gmapsupp.img file does not appear in the Garmin folder, please create an unlock file for device.

Nov 28, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Lost maps off garmin nuvi 660


Please delete any MP3 files or extra vehicle icons on your Nuvi. The map file is 1 GB in size. There is a possibility that your Nuvi's directory is corrupted and/or there are hidden garbage files on the directory that are taking up your storage space. You can look for these using windows explorer but don't delete anything if you don't know what you are doing.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Dec 17, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Upload latest western europe map v7.20 to TOMTOM 700 not possible


I have managed to solve the problem of loading a new map on my Go700 using a Mac. I discovered that Tomtom is incompatible with the Leopad operaying system, despite the protestations of the idiots at Tomtom ,so I reverted to an older Mac using Tiger.
Taking the instructions given to crinold, I tried to erase the disc on the 700 using home 1.5 - and it didn't work. So I went to disc utilities, highlighted and erased the Tomtom disc, and opened home 2,5. After being refused entry several times, like being told to load an already loaded device, I persevered, and managed, slowly, to add the map I had bought for 78 euros. T]One point oif interes is that when I bought the map, they site stated it would cost 63 pounds sterling, but switched it to euros when the invoice arrived. at a rate very favourable to Tomtom - funny, that.
This is sharp practice,probably illegal in many countries,, but, to be honest, dealing with the mysterious Tomtom company is so frustrating, that I don't have the time or inclination to fight them for the money they cheated from me.
How they survive with such an awful product and extremely bad after sales service is hard to understand - perhaps they won't ... we live in hope.

Jul 11, 2008 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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2009 map update not loading


Fixed. Called Garmin. It seems that version 4.90 FW on the Nuvi 350 (which came shipped on my 350) has a bug where it cannot communicate with the Garmin software either to update maps or update FW. Tech from Garmin e-mailed me a patch that I copied into the Garmin folder on the Nuvi itself, via USB and Windows Explorer. I then rebooted it; the patch installed itself which then allowed the unit to communicate with the map upgrade software and all is well. 2009 map update is now installed and the Nuvi is working fine again. Haven't tried upgrading to newer FW yet; will probably leave well enough alone.

Jul 01, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Finedrive USB connect problem


does your pc never recognized the device..?
try to use another wire, maybe the one that you is faulty..

thank you & post me back again

May 12, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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Churches are not loaded as POI's. on my ONE XL-S It usuall will not recognize any church a.k.a. place of worship, even if I enter the name. Please help!!


The Points of Interest (POI) database consists of two files:
An OV2 file, which contains the POI's information ov2.jpg A BMP logo of the POI (optional) bmp.jpg
Step 1: Download and unzip the POI file.

1. Download the POI zip file. Save the file on your computer by selecting “save” when prompted. Save the file in a place where you can easily find it again for step 3 of the installation (e.g. on your Desktop or in My Documents)
2. Unzip the POI file by right-clicking the file and selecting Extract All..
extractall.jpg
  • This will run the Extraction Wizard. Choose Next.
extractw1.jpg
  • Click on Browse... and choose a location on your computer where you want to extract the files. Click Next.
extractw2.jpg
  • Once the files have been extracted, choose Finish to view the files.


Step 2. Connect your TomTom to your PC

Connect your TomTom to your PC using the USB data cable or dock. When prompted if you want to connect to the computer, tap on YES.
connectconfirm-navcore7.jpg

Step 3. Copy the POI files from your PC

1. Go to the directory on the local hard drive of your PC where you extracted the files in Step 1.
2. Highlight these files then right-click them and choose Copy.

copy.jpg

Step 4. Copy the POI files to your TomTom

1. Go to mycomputer.jpg.
2. Double-click your TomTom under Devices with Removable Storage tomtom.jpg.

3. Then go to the map directory, for example the folder na.jpg.

4. Righ-click and Paste the POI files into this folder.
paste.jpg
5. Right-click your TomTom device and choose Eject before removing it from the USB cable or dock.


You can now use the new POI on your TomTom device via Navigate to... > Point of Interest.

Apr 07, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Navman S50 wont load maps


Hi, my probelm is very similar I turn it on and it shows a laptop, usb connection and the navman with a usb cable connecting them together,it also has circle running back an fourth

Feb 08, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Map update gone bad


Connect it to a PC and delete the map(s) using windows explorer.

Oct 20, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot 2620 GPS Receiver

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