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TOMTOM 510 not reading SD card

My 510 has been working fine until last week when I turned it on I get a green screen with a pic of the tom tom and a red X through SD card. When I reinsert the SD card nothing happens.

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Re: TOMTOM 510 not reading SD card

I did find out how to solve the problem. I can't remember exactly where I found the solution but I think it was on TOMTOM website. You have to connect to TOMTOM home and reinstall the application. I put the TOMTOM disc in the computer (which came with purchase) and reinstalled the program. Which I thought was weird as everything appeard to be fine with TOMTOM home). Anyway, it worked. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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I will advice you reset the unit, this might help fix the abnormality with the white screen problem. follow these procedure to reset your tom tom gps.
Make sure your battery is charged before you begin. TomTom suggested allowing your device to charge for at least 2 hours before resetting it. Remove your device's SD card from the card slot.
Find the "Reset" pinhole button on the bottom of the device.
Hold the "Reset" button down for 10 to 15 seconds or until your device resets itself. You will need a flattened paperclip or another small metal object to reach inside the pinhole.
Power the TomTom back on and insert your SD Card. You have now reset your TomTom gps and this should fix the white screen problem.

Take care.

Jun 28, 2010 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

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GPS unit is stuck on the main screen, and wont turn off

This means it is not reading the SD card and that it needs to be re-formatted.

This is best done in a card reader and not the tomtom itself.
Right click on it and select format select FAT32 as the files system
Now connect the tomtom but don't let tomtom home run. exit TTH if need be.
You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.
In windows explorer select tools then folder options. Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
It may warn you but you can ignore it.
Then just copy ALL the files from the tom tom to your sd card
Once all the files are on switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card
It should now work

Dec 20, 2009 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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I turn on my tom tom go 700 and the screen appears with a picture of the tom tom in a green box and then it stops and i wont turn of

If your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER is frozen, won’t turn on or does not behave as it should, it can be fixed by resetting or restarting your TomTom device.
A reset will not delete any data from your device, with the exception of SMS messages on TomTom GO500/700.
  1. Connect your GO/ONE/RIDER to the power charger. If you have a power charger, use it to power your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER. If you do not have a power charger, make sure that the battery in your TomTom GO/ONE is fully charged.
    Note: You need to charge your GO/ONE for at least 2 hours using the 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter.
  2. Reset your GO/ONE/RIDER. To reset the unit, you simply have to push a straightened paper clip (or something similar) into the RESET hole on the device.
    • On TomTom GO 910/710/510, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device.
    • On TomTom GO 700/500/300, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device with the word RESET right next to it.
    • On TomTom ONE, the RESET hole is located on the bottom of the device, with the word RESET right next to it (just below the SD card slot).
    • On TomTom RIDER, the RESET hole is on the bottom of the device, behind the SD card door. When opening the SD card door you will see the RESET hole on the left, right underneath the SD card slot.
  3. Your TomTom GO/ONE/RIDER is now reset. Finally, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.

Dec 16, 2009 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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Tom tom go 510 won't go ............

I red cross usually indicates an SD card problem.
With most tomtom's usually removeing the SD card and powering up will resolve the issue.

If not then a HARD reset without the SD card may be called for.

If it does prove to be an SD card error then formatting in a proper card reader using FAT32 as the file system and then copying the files back over from the tomtom usually does the trick.

Or format and restore from a back up to the card. can work too.

It may also mean that a files might have been deleted or become corrupted.

Aug 29, 2009 | Tomtom Go Plus GPS Receiver

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Memory card

Replace the SD Card.

Unfortunately not all card makes are compatible. ie: Tesco own brand being one

Good and reliable make is KINGSTON

Put your dodgy card into a pc card ready, copy and paste the data onto the new card.

If that doesn't work then I would say you have a tempromental card reader in your SatNav and need a replacement.

Let me know how you get on.

Mar 31, 2009 | Tomtom GO 510 Car GPS Receiver

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GPS Won't Turn On

look up tomtom 510 - or whatever model you have
Order the battery..........comes with manual and tools to fix it
only 20.95
it works

cheaper than sending it in!!!!!!
These are genuine replacement parts!!


Jan 30, 2008 | Tomtom GO 510 GPS Receiver

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I solved this problem by finding an answer on the Tom Tom website. Using a paper clip end insert it on the reset button and press for at least 10 seconds. The reset button is difficult to find; it's located close to the connector at the base of the unit. It is an annoying problem as it happens without any rhyme or reason. I now carry a paper clip in the car!

Dec 19, 2007 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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GPS Won't Turn On

If its a battery problem the unit still works while charging!

If not it sounds like the OS or SD card has become corrupt.

you'll have to wipe both clean & start again...

tomtom will talk you through this either via an email or on the phone.

Dec 11, 2007 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Tom tom one switch on

with tomtom turned on, remove SD card and press RESET, turn off tomtom and insert SD card and start tomtom, problem solved :))

Dec 06, 2007 | Tomtom One Europe v2 GPS Receiver

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GPS Won't Turn On

I suggest any unit under warranty to be returned to its supplier or if they will not help, contact tomtom directly!

Download the latest updates from tomtom.

Dec 03, 2007 | Tomtom GO 300 GPS Receiver

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