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TomTom GPS stopped working-has red X flashing when I turn on, ever since I tried to download free from computer. Did not eject correctly, now what do I do?

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When turn On can get the screen showing the GPS connected to Computer when not connected ,On Battery only, get red cross flashing


If your TomTom shows a red cross, it means the device is not able to load the software to be able to operate. Some devices have this software on a SD-card, some have it stored on an internal memory.
If there was a SD-card in your TomTom, I would suggest to put it back. If there is a empty SD-slot on your device, it could be you lost your SD-card, but some TomTom devices have an internal memory AND a SD-slot for memory extension, so if you have an empty cardslot it doesn't necessarily mean there has to be a card in it.

When you never saw a SD-card, probably some data went corrupt on the internal memory. When you have a SD-card, probably some data got corrupted on the SD-card.

To repair the software, you need to connect your GPS to your PC or Mac with a USB cable.
You also need the program TomTom HOME. You can download it for free on the TomTom website.
With TomTom HOME you can update the operating system of your device for free (map updates are nor free).

Try updating, and see if your device works again.

If this doesn't work, post it here.

May 14, 2015 | Tomtom GPS Devices

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Factory reset gps


UNFREEZE Tom tom sat nav USING WINDOWS OR MAC PC

This will unfreeze your tom tom after exhausting every avenue this works!

You will need Internet access.

Ensure you have the correct tom tom desktop softwear installed on your computer for your tom tom device.

If not then download from tomtom

Removed sim card from tom tom located under sticker lower end of tom tom.

Carried out on a windows laptop with windows 7

(Note this should also work on mac although I did not get to try it and it is stated you will need rosetta on intel macs)

Ensure you download the flash tool for tomtom (clear_flash.dmg) for your operating system windows or for the mac VERY IMPORTANT YOU HAVE THE TOOL DOWNLOADED FIRST.
1.For windows: www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.exe


connect tom tom to computer

find the tom tom on your computer and select all the files

you can firstly copy these to another location or separate drive before deleting all files.

Now delete ALL the tom tom files

Format your tom tom to FAT32 if using windows (im not sure of the mac settings yet)

Keep your tom tom connected to your computer

Run the flash tool and Flash the tom tom memory with the tool.

Restart your tom tom
It will update (but this time it should work!)
Select done after update
Tomtom reboots (restarts)
It may ask you to install a new update but there may not be any update to install just
Select yes to update.
Eject tom tom from your pc by selectinglower right corner symbol.
Now unplug device if ejected correctly
Congratulations your device should now work again.
Note I did not replace my sim card as it is not required to work the gps.
Hope this helped someone.
My device does not keep its settings What should do

Aug 14, 2014 | Tomtom TOM TOM ONE WE V3 GPS Receiver

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Tom tom go 910 red cross flashing wont re set


Well i am writing this wile I am trying this out...
I have a TomTom Go 910 that has a RED CROSS FLASHING on the bottom corner, what I have found is that if you have backed up your TomTom Go i maybe able to reset the TomTom Go on my computer but if you havent you may have to find on try finding one on google but i have a TomTom Go 910 you can download the 910 on http://rapiddigger.com/download/backup-go-910-rar-9110176/.

after you found the back-up you can connect your TomTom Go to your computer using the USB provided from your TomTom Go, replace the doggie file with the new one, then this should change it back to the FIRST update given...

(WARNING >> PLEASE scan the file befor you put it in your TomTom Go it might contain a very very evil virus<< WARNING)

Jul 12, 2010 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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Tom Tom frozen


Hello megbert, I own a TomTom also and have had your same problem before. I have listed the procedures from TomTom Home. First try a soft reset (Reset button is located at the bottom of the TomTom device next to where the DC plug plugs in). Make sure your batteries are charged up or the USB is plugged in.

If your device is not starting up properly, follow the steps below: 
  1. Soft reset your device

  2. If your device still does not start up, then reinstall the TomTom application using HOME
If you have backed up your TomTom to your computer, then you can reinstall the TomTom application from your backed up data
   In rare cases, your TomTom device may not start correctly or may stop responding. If this happens, try resetting your device. A reset does not delete any data.


Jan 14, 2009 | Tomtom ONE 3rd Edition GPS

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TomTom GO700


Hi there

This happens because files on your card are corrupted after an unsuccessful download.
If you have a card backup at hand, put the card into a computer, format it , and restore backup.
After that the TOMTOM will restart working normally.

If you did not make a copy or backup of the original card, or you cannot reach the computer hosting the last backup.Then follow the procedure below to restore your data :

1. Uninstall the application



2. Reinstall the application


attention_25.gif We highly recommend backing up your device before continuing. questionmark_25.gif
This will preserve any maps and voices you may have purchased.
1. Connect your device to your computer.
2. Go to Computer (Vista), My Computer (XP) or your Desktop (Mac).
3. Double-click the TomTom disk drive to open your TomTom.
4. Make sure that hidden folders and files are shown. To do this:
  • Vista: Go to Organize > Folder and Search Options, click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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  • XP: Tools > Folder Options..., click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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  • Mac: With the exception of some system files, your Mac should already show all hidden files and folders on the TomTom drive.
5. Identify the map folders on the TomTom. These are named for countries or regions such as USA_and_Canada, North_America or any other country or geographical region.
6. Delete all files EXCEPT these map folder(s) and the folder titled ASR, if it exists (the ASR folder will not appear on every device).
7. Properly disconnect the TomTom from the computer and exit TomTom HOME, if it is open.
  • Vista/XP: Right-click the TomTom drive and choose Eject.
  • Mac: Drag the TomTom drive to your Trash.
8. When the TomTom boots you should see a screen with the flashing X.
Proceed to reinstall the application (below):


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Sep 09, 2008 | Tomtom GO 700 GPS Receiver

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When turns on shows a computer screen and red cross


Hi there

This happens because files on your card are corrupted after an unsuccessful download.
If you have a card backup at hand, put the card into a computer, format it , and restore backup.
After that the TOMTOM will restart working normally.

If you did not make a copy or backup of the original card, or you cannot reach the computer hosting the last backup.Then follow the procedure below to restore your data :

1. Uninstall the application



2. Reinstall the application


attention_25.gif We highly recommend backing up your device before continuing. questionmark_25.gif
This will preserve any maps and voices you may have purchased.
1. Connect your device to your computer.
2. Go to Computer (Vista), My Computer (XP) or your Desktop (Mac).
3. Double-click the TomTom disk drive to open your TomTom.
4. Make sure that hidden folders and files are shown. To do this:
  • Vista: Go to Organize > Folder and Search Options, click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
2053_01.gif
  • XP: Tools > Folder Options..., click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
2053_02.gif
  • Mac: With the exception of some system files, your Mac should already show all hidden files and folders on the TomTom drive.
5. Identify the map folders on the TomTom. These are named for countries or regions such as USA_and_Canada, North_America or any other country or geographical region.
6. Delete all files EXCEPT these map folder(s) and the folder titled ASR, if it exists (the ASR folder will not appear on every device).
7. Properly disconnect the TomTom from the computer and exit TomTom HOME, if it is open.
  • Vista/XP: Right-click the TomTom drive and choose Eject.
  • Mac: Drag the TomTom drive to your Trash.
8. When the TomTom boots you should see a screen with the flashing X.
Proceed to reinstall the application (below):


ico_close.gif

Apr 20, 2008 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Red x on my tomtom go one


Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver flashing white X in a red circle
I discovered that there was a file on the 910 called CLMDATA which was corrupt. When I deleted this in Windows explorer, the unit started up and worked OK. This file is recreated when the unit starts up

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