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After inserting a 1 gig sd card and copying the relevant software across using tomtom home, the unit switches on then goes to a screen that says please wait in about 5 different languages and an egg timer, then does nothing the only way to get out of this screen is to reset the unit. The old 256mg card with the same software on it works just fine when reinserted. Does the TomTom unit not like 1 gig cards

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Delete everything on the card with windows i.e. double click on my computer select whatever drive letter it has asigned to the memory card in your TomTom unit, then select all and delete. Then restart TomTom home copy relevant software across or use the backup facility and everything worked just fine.

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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.
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You now ned to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive.
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In windows explorer select tools then folder options. Click view and tick the box for "show hidden files and folders"
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If you have an SD card installed then
Remove the SD card from the tomtom
The card may need to be formatted properly first or re-formatted.
Formatting is better done in a card reader.
There are differing views but this method has always worked for me.
Insert the card in the reader,. Using my computer or windows explorer right click on it and select format
select FAT32 as the files system
Now connect the tomtom to the pc but don't let tomtom home run.
Exit TomTom Home if need be.
You now need to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive and may even show its own special icon.
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 your new card switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card and re-boot the TomTom
It should now work.
If not try the hard re-set in which you would use a paperclip to reset the tomtom. there should be a tiny hole on the underside of the unti.
push the paperclip in there (not too hard) while the unit is switched on
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If you have an SD card installed then
Remove the SD card from the tomtom

The card may need to be formatted properly first or re-formatted.
Formatting is better done in a card reader.

There are differing views but this method has always worked for me.
Insert the card in the reader,.

Using my computer or windows explorer right click on it and select format

select FAT32 as the files system

Now connect the tomtom to the pc but don't let tomtom home run.
Exit TomTom Home if need be.

You now need to select your tom tom which will also show as a drive and may even show its own special icon.

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 your new card switch off the tom tom and insert the sd card and re-boot the TomTom

It should now work.

If not try the hard re-set in which you would use a paperclip to reset the tomtom. there should be a tiny hole on the underside of the unti.
push the paperclip in there (not too hard) while the unit is switched on
This would cause a reset to factory defaults (you may have to set home location etc)

You may also have to switch off and re-boot again for it to take effect.

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Hi Steve de may.

Try removing your SD card and inserting again. If the problem persists then I recommend you use your backed up copy to restore the SD card. You did make a back up on your PC, right?

The other possibility is that in the preferences section of you tom tom the wrong map has been selected or a map that it cannot read has been loaded. Remember newly purchased maps must be activated first before use.

I made a copy of may original SD card and use that in my tomtom. If anything goes wrong, I can always restore it from the original. I also made a copy on my PC using the Tomtom "Home" application.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Spare head 2.

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Hope this helps

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