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SD Card got corrupted and lost all info

My 510 sd card some how got corrupted is there a way i could reformat the card and put my backup on there or do i have to buy a new card with everything preinstalled.

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Re: SD Card got corrupted and lost all info

This shouldn't have been given a "poor" rating as what he's said in this post is absolutely correct.

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Re: SD Card got corrupted and lost all info

If you put the card into a card reader on a pc then if the pc will recognise the card (listed as a removable drive), right click on it and you should get the option to format it. There are a couple of options relating to the different possible file formats, i would start with FAT 32 - if that doesn't work then try the others. If no luck with this then I am sure the card is fried - you can get a new blank one and copy your software backup onto it and it should work fine. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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Download frsh firmware from manufacturer, yours may be corrupt and use a NEW sd card, they do develop faults every now and then

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Save your TOMTOM

I can help some people who have problems with their TomTom but here is a tip for you to help yourself against future problems.

  • Backup your SD card to your PC.
  • Do this by removing the SD card from your TomTom. Insert it into an SD card reader conencted to your PC. Make a new folder on your PC called TomTom Backup. Then open that folder and copy all the files from your TomTom SD card into the TomTom Backup folder. Job done.
Data can be corrupted on SD cards and SD cards can easily be damaged. I you end up with a damaged card then at least you will have a backup of it on your PC. This can save you a lot of money as trying to get a TomTom going again without the software is very expensive.

good luck. homemender

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How do you save start up files and maps from a SD card to a computer for reinstall if card is corupted?

There are programs designed to try recover flash memory but in my experience they are hit and miss in what they do.

Many gps devices will start up WITHOUT the sd card

If it does that is the time to BACKUP the device.

You may well have lost what was on the SD card but if you have a backup from an earlier point where you had an sd card in the gps you can reformat the card and start again from there by restoring.

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I have a Nokia 500 gps system. The sd card with

Try to fix the sd card with some recovery software (recuva or similar) and transfer the data to a new card. If you have the installation disk, use that to copy the data to a new card. Do not use the corrupted card, since you might lock up the device for good.

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Evespan is frozen up at the start,whAT can I do

You need to test the SD card to make sure it's reading OK. Next step if it is OK, reformat the card and copy the files from the original cd that came with the unit, on to the SD card and that should fix the problem. If the SD card is defective, just get a new 1 or 2 gig SD card and copy the files on that card. It's ALWAYS helpful to have an extra SD card as a backup. If you don't have the original cd, I have the original as well as the new N30 version software for the Nav-Cam 2007. Joe

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I need more info to possibly help.
Do you have info on the SD card you need to keep?(just use a SD card reader for your computer to reformat to FAT) Be sure to copy all files to a safe place FIRST!
You could also try this combination, to clear ALL memory then reboot GPS unit.
1. Press and hold "Enter"+"Menu"+"PWR"
2. Follow GPS units On-Screen directions.
If GPS unit "locks-up" press and hold keys in this order, "Goto"+"ESC"+"Enter".(Forces GPS unit Off)
good luck

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Reformating card

I deleted TomTom Home from my computer. I downloaded a version of Home just for Mac OS 10.4 users and rebooted. Then I followed the directions and it downloaded all of my maps, etc to the original TT SD card. I also set up my cell phone with a bluetooth connection.

Didn't need to reformat the new SD card I had bought because the original card had enough room for everything.

Thank you for asking.

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Reformat sd card for tomtom one

FIRST THING , Backup the SD card. To format an SD card you insert SD card into card reader slot on a PC or a SD card reader. Then find the SD card Icon in 'my computer'. Then hover over it with the mouse and right click , choose 'format' from that drop-down menue. REMEMBER .... EVERYTHING ON THE CARD WILL BE DELETED ! *** WARNING *** The card will not work in the tomtom once it has been formatted.

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SD card problem

The most likely cause for the RED CROSS is that some files are missing or corrupted on the SD card. This can also occur if someone has accidently dragged and dropped files on the SD card. ie. if a folder or file has been accidently dropped into a different folder. For instance you could drag and drop the maps folder into the voices folder. In this case the unit wouldn't load up if you had no maps although the maps would still be on the SD card but would be in the wrong place. We all know that files on media can be damaged or become corrupted so its always worth making a GOOD BACKUP of any sd card so that should this problem arise you can reinstall the backup.
If you have no luck with your SD card , you could try borrowing a card off someone you know and make a copy of it then activate that copy by using the original activation code together with the device code. .... good luck .

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