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Help ive accidently wiped everything off my sd card ive a tomtom 300 go is there anything i can do

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Hi, i did the same thing with my tom tom 300 go, i fixed it by borrowing my mothers sd card from her tom tom 710, i put the card into a card reader and copied the hole card to my computer then copied it back onto my sd card out of my tomtom then put in mine and bingo it worked with all the fetchers that her tom tom had and the updated maps it still said it was a 300 but had the 710 stuff try this it worked for me it should work for you.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

  • rodden58 Mar 19, 2008

    me again, i still have the files if you want the australian version you could download them from me if you know how. cheers

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