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I have a sat nav which I beleive uses tomtom 5 or 6 software. The unit which connects to any in car screen (so it is basically a stand alone box) has an SD card which I have programed with extra voices & POI's etc no problem & it does work quite well. I have 2 problems, I cannot get it to recognise more than 4 digit postcodes (I have all the usual software which works on my normal tomtom & many friends too) & it occasionaly refueses to forget its last destination. I.E. I get home, clear the route when I switch it back on it returns to that route ! Which at the moment is my home address. I can clear the route & even pick another route, but as soon as I switch off it goes back to directing me home, even if I'm already there ! Help would be appreciated. Thanks folks.

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  • craigsouth69 Jun 22, 2009

    Hi & thanks for your responce. I am a UK resident & the unit has UK & Europe map installed. I have used all the upgrades I have done to this machine on several other tomtoms with no problems at all . I have also tried doing the postcode upgrade before doing anything else (I have a clean back up copy of the software on my pc) & I am only using a 2gb card (which came with the unit). Thanks again.



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There are few things here to consider.
1) the 4 digit postcode is related to say Australia, you are using the basic fronte end of a set of maps designed for a country with 4 digits but have modified some poi's that should be in a 6 digit environment
The size of the card is beyond the ability of the unit to read, so you get errors. Use a smaller capacity card and try again.
If your GPS alllows music and photo storage, use a separarety card for these and put the orginal capacity card back for the maps

You have also programed in a starting point location.. your home. All GPS gave this feature, remove it and leave blank it will say always start from Sydney default, unless programmed otherwise to your address.

If it continually defaults to a non standard ( your address) bthen when it is savin the information the personal info file is corrupt.

As you have fiddled with the software it will bew hard for any tech to sort out your problem.

I have this all the time on our own brand of GPS, where people change voices, put in POI's written and converted from other models or even brands and somehow corrupt the basic files.

If you have a card reader ( i am sure you do) put the card in and type part of your address in SEARCH and see which file it appears in (.data) (.txt) delete it and recreate it then try again.

Hope that helps

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