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New map download problem

Hi Guys,
I purchased a map of whole of western europe to download online onto my Tomtom One. Alas insufficient memory on the original basic card, so bought 2.0GB card, tried again. Seems to be a compatibility problem, the new card and this older version of tomtom hardware.
Sticking point:
A white screen appears on the tomtom which simply says please wait. This can only be turned off with the tiny reset button.
Is this a common problem? Is there a solution?
Dolphinsaviour (UK)

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Re: New map download problem

Its more than likely that your NEW SD card is faulty. First thing i suggest is you try another card. Then recopy everything off your old card and then recopy the western erope map also.

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