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The 20 gig hard drive has been declared dead so I want to replace it. I've been told its the same as in some iPods.Do you know where I can get one and if anyone has posted instructions how to do it. I

The 20 gig hard drive has been declared dead so I want to replace it. I've been told its the same as in some iPods. Do you know where I can get one and if anyone has posted instructions how to do it. I've replaced a hard drive in my iBook with no problems so I fancy having a go.

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  • camperman563 May 30, 2009

    Amauta not sure I understand you answer, are you offering me a hard drive ?

  • camperman563 May 30, 2009

    I'm waiting for TOMTOM to return my unit then I will try and find a new drive and replace it myself.




  • camperman563 May 31, 2009

    Thanks for your offer I appreciate it but I live in the UK so maybe I can find one here but I haven't looked yet so don't know the cost or availability.

    I want to check the drive is seated properly seated first as I read it could be just a bad connection. I guess TOMTOM didn't open the 910 to inspect it they just plugged it in.


  • camperman563 Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks to Amauta and PatBig for your help, I was poised to repair my 910 and asked TomTom to return it after their expensive quote but when I got it back I found they had put a new Hard Drive in it by mistake so its seems as good as new.

    It seems I will have the same problem again at some stage so thanks again for the info

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Change the harddrive. I have a 20 gig drive from a dead 910. Drive is 100%.

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  • Amauta May 30, 2009

    If you still are looking for a drive. If you are not affraid to open your tomtom, it is not very difficult to change the harddrive. Please contact me at pcservicio.@.gmx.net. Note: no points in the email address before and behind the .@. these are to prevent spam.

  • Amauta May 31, 2009

    As you like. I want to offer you the drive just for shipping costs. That would be about $5.

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Camperman, on this site, you will find a very detailled step by step tutorial on how to disassemble your tomtom 910 and replace the hard drive with pictures and explanations: http://www.tomtomax.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?p=46463 Sorry, this is in french, but an automatic page translation like google can give you a good idea of what you need to do, if you are not comfortable with french. I replaced my dead hard drive and battery of my GO 910. I bought a new drive on ebay from hot_mart vendor : http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=250408628890 The new Hitachi HTC426020G5CE00 drive works fine, I could reinstall a backup of my maps and tomtom application (don't forget to make a backup before you change the drive !), but my 910 still has a problem since the battery doesn't charge. The mainboard was probably also damaged during the chute of my GO 910 that killed the hard drive.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

  • PatBig Jun 06, 2009

    Sorry, the link to e-bay doesn't work, try this one instead : http://cgi.ebay.com/HITACHI-1-8-C4K60-20...

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Replace the harddrive in my tomtom 910gps, now I need my activation code which was lost and my back up was lost during computer crash. Can someone help with this problem. Tomtom web site was no help with this solution

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