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I HAVENT USED MY TOM TOM 720 IN A FEW YEARS IM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD NEW MAPS ON MY NEW LAP TOP THE TOMTOM HAS BEEN IN STORAGE I PLUGGED IT IN IT TURNS ON BUT NOTHING ELSE HAPPENS

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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:

http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?Language=1&query=postcode&FID=9852

which I followed and which worked.

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.

Redd




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 Home2. Okay…
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.
Redd

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Downloading Free Maps for TomTom GO 720

I want dowloading free maps for tom tom go 720

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got me I just installed the software on mine today and have yet to see anything but the blank tom tom on my screen

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SOURCE: TomTom GO 720 - flashing red circle with white cross on screen

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Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Downloading Free Maps for TomTom GO 720

hello again

its look like the chat has enden suddenly any way lets continue here after a giving blue feedack in the chat session/

after installing the utility
plug ur unit and press update.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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Hi, I am back, just got the problem solved, I called their tech support at no charge (866-486-6866, Glen) , really good service.
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