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I have a tomtom one origional. i got a new sd mem card for it but the tom tom wont recodnise it

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  • REDBIKEMIKE Jun 14, 2008

    My Zumo 550 will not recognize a new sd card ''sandisk'' 2 gig's.I have downloaded music to the card but the Zumo will not play it. Any thoughts...

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Check that the sd card is compatible with your device:
http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?Language=1&query=sd+card&FID=2634

Some sd card brands doesnt "speak well" with TT products.
If possible, try another brand.
I have good experience with Sandisk cards...

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Just had the same problem..............

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My tomtom wont disconect from the computer just gives me a red x


This means it is not reading the SD card and that it needs to be re-formatted.

This is best done in a card reader and not the tomtom itself.
Right click on it and select format select FAT32 as the files system

Now connect the tomtom but don't let tomtom home run. exit TTH (TOMTOM HOME) if need be.

You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.

In windows explorer select tools then folder options. Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
It may warn you but you can ignore it.

Then just copy ALL the files from the tom tom to your sd card

DO NOT USE CUT AND PASTE !

Once all the files are on switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card

It should now work

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GPS unit is stuck on the main screen, and wont turn off


This means it is not reading the SD card and that it needs to be re-formatted.

This is best done in a card reader and not the tomtom itself.
Right click on it and select format select FAT32 as the files system
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Now connect the tomtom but don't let tomtom home run. exit TTH if need be.
??
You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.
??
In windows explorer select tools then folder options. Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
It may warn you but you can ignore it.
??
Then just copy ALL the files from the tom tom to your sd card
??
DO NOT USE CUT AND PASTE !
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Once all the files are on switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card
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It should now work
 

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Tom tom wont work after connecting to the computer


Remove the SD card
The card needs to be formatted properly first that's all,
formatting is better done in a card reader.
Right click on it and select format select FAT32 as the files system
Now connect the tomtom but don't let tomtom home run. exit TTH if need be.
You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.
In windows explorer select tools then folder options.
Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
It may warn you but you can ignore it.
then just copy ALL the files from the tom tom to your sd card
DO NOT USE CUT AND PASTE !
Once all the files are on switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card and re-boot
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Take special not of part 6

1. Remove the SD card
The card needs to be formatted properly first that's all,

2. formatting is better done in a card reader.

3. Right click on it and select format select FAT32 as the files system

4. Now connect the tomtom but don't let tomtom home run. exit TTH if need be.

5. You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.

6. In windows explorer select tools then folder options. Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
It may warn you but you can ignore it.

7. Then just copy ALL the files from the tom tom to your sd card

8. DO NOT USE CUT AND PASTE !

9. Once all the files are on switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card

It should now work

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more than likely, I just purchased a new tomtom sd card on ebay with all the new maps on it, ver.7 got it for a UK seller no problems, did you back it up on your computer? hopfully you did, then you can just connect it to tomtom home and reinstall it.

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So, if you want the device to boot from the sd card, it need system files installed on the sd card...

So, try this:
- BACKUP !!
- Copy ALL content from internal memory to sd card.
- Insert sd card, and boot the device.

It should know boot from sd card, not internal memory...

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Tom tom one xl wont accept SD card with map on


If you have TomTom that have the slot for SD card, then it should accepted the SD card. The instruction for how to use the SD card is simple, but it is hidden in the TomTom Home, that's why it's difficult to find it. Below are the instruction how to use the SD card.

1. Format the SD card (FAT32) and do not stick the SD in the slot yet
2. Run Backup (connect TomTom device to computer)
3. Disconnect TomTom from computer and turn off
4. Slide the SD into the slot and connect TomTom back to computer (choose "yes")
5. In the TomTom Home menu, Choosen Backup & Restore >>> and choosen Restore

TomTom Home will add all applications to the SD card. So the internal memory still have the applications and the SD card also had the same applications. Everytime you slide the card in, TomTom will automatic detect and use it as its primary storage, if it not detect, you can go to the device menu and pick the device to connect to.
Whenver you take the SD card out, then TomTom will use its internal memory.

Hope this helpful

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"My tom tom wonts switch on. I have reset it and still it comes on with a boom boom noise and shows the 2 hands on the screen. It also shows the loading bar at the bottom, but then it just freezes and nothing happens. can anyone help please ASAP"

Sound as though your Map data card is corrupt. Remove the SD card and check it with your computer using a card reader. Backup the SD card onto your computer. You can run either chkdsk or go to the drive letter under 'My Computer' right click and select properties, then tools, then check now. You can also try starting the Tomtom with the SD card out of the unit. It should show a picture of the Tomtom with a 'X'. You can also try copying the data on the SD card to another SD card.

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