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TomTom GO 910 - screensaver?

Hi, I have a new GO 910 in front of me. I can't disable the TomTom advertisement coming up every 2 minutes on the screen. I acts like a screensaver because it starts by itself when the receiver is idle and can be interrupted by touching the screen. I tried to switch the "screensaver" off but couldn't find anything that does that in the menu. Could you please help me?


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Re: TomTom GO 910 - screensaver?

Try this it does take a while to do.

Connect your TomTom to your computer1.gif via USB and open up your Windows Explorer and go to the drive. (It will be listed as TOMTOM (E) or some other drive letter).

Copy the Yellow Folders one by one to your PC. Ideally, save all the folders under a new folder that you name.

You may find that the folder ttntools and gns may not be copied. This is o.k. if they aren't.


Format your Tomtom via MY Computer.


Copy the Yellow Folders from the backup1.gif you made in STEP 1 back to the TomTom.


Open TomTom Home
Click on Upate Now.
Install the latest update onto your TomTom.
Once installed, switch your TomTom off, then disconnect if from the PC.

Thats it. From now on, make a full backup using TomTom Home prior to any updates.

Also note, that copying all the files will take some time.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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