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U need just one original file from zour tomtom and that is ttgo.bif so keep that file safe and copy everything from working unit (even better with patched system) to your unit, !!!!! dont use TomTom Home !!!! just through drive (if its not there cant help), just possible that u need now maps activated for your unit, u can find info how to this anywhere,
I've done it!
I had exactly the same problem, device appeared full although nothing was inside, I tried to format it using the properties tab in windows -no good-, then using the dos prompt -no good again-.
How I fixed it? I formatted it with the properties function in windows, the only thing that changed from the previous attempt was only plugging the device in a different usb port, and without using any extension lead. I can't explain why it worked, but it did the trick for me, so good luck if you want to try.
PS: afterthat I re-installed the operating system as per tomtom online support. Unfortunately I lost my map (that's what I'm trying to sort out next) but at least I got rid of that hideous white cross on red circle
I had a similar problem when trying to update my dad’s old
TomTom Go300. I bought a new map and downloaded TomTom Home 2 (as
instructed on the website) but found that the Go300 was recognised by the computer it wasn't recognised by TomTom's own Home 2 software.
To cut a long story short I uninstalled Home 2 and downloaded Home 1 (from http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=17 Home 1 is the one on the right, listed as being the version of Home you use for Navigator 6).
Then when I switched the Go300 on it was recognised by Home1 - although the new map I had bought wasn't listed as being available for download.
However, I updated the Go300 with the available listed free updates, then switched it off.
Downloaded Home 2 again and switched the Go300 on - this time it was recognised by the computer and the new map I had bought was available to download.
So far so good - the only problem was the the postcode search facility was not the same as it had been - I could now only search the first 4 digits of the postcode. There is a fix for this on the tomtom website:
Hope this may be of some use to someone! It took me hours to figure it all out. But it's up and running now.
I read and read and re-read the TomTom website looking for any info
that would help but came up with nothing. A few hours later and the air
thick with torrents of language I didn’t think I was capable of I
discovered that I needed to download Home1 first and let the Go300
connect to the computer via Home1 before it would be recognisable by
On the website, though, Home1 is listed as being the version you use
if you have TomTom Navigator 6. It’s not even called ‘Home 1′.
Confusing eh? Anyway, I downloaded that and from there found that I
could get my new map onto my Go300. Once the map and other updates were
installed and I had switched the thing off I then found that Home2
recognised it at last.
That had to be one of the most ridiculously long-winded things I’ve
had to do on a computer, mainly because TomTom’s confusing advice on
their website made the whole process so damn difficult. Perhaps they
hoped I’d give up and buy a new one? Tsk.
Reset the unit by pushing a bent paperclip or pin into the hole on the bottom marked 'reset' turn it back on, plug it in & charge it via USB overnight or as long as you can in the car, make sure the led on the top is green, tap the bottom right of the screen & check the battery symbol on the unit says charging underneath.
If this doesn't help.
contact them about the problem...