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My tomtom player is frozen i disconnected it from my computer the wrong way and now it doesn't work all the memory is in my computer because it was corrupted how do i transfer that memory back in the tomtom?

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Download tomtom home install it , run it then connect your device and restore it using a backup

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Why does my tomtom keep going back tro demo mode


unfreeze tomtom sat nave

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To fix the errors, you must run the TomTom Clear Flash tool. This tool clears the flash memory on your navigation device.
Select your operating system:
Windows To download and install the TomTom Clear Flash tool on your navigation device, follow the steps below.
Note: The download steps apply to Internet Explorer 8. The download steps may be different if you are using another browser.

  1. Download the TomTom Clear Flash tool: Note: The download procedure applies to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. The download procedure may be different if you are using another browser.
    1. Click the Download button. downloadbutton.gif TomTom Clear Flash tool for Windows (EXE)
    2. Click Save.
    3. Select the Desktop and click Save again.
    4. Click Close.
    5. Connect the navigation device to the computer:
      1. Turn off the device.
        Note: If the device is connected to the computer, for example for charging, disconnect the device.
      2. If the device uses a memory card (SD card), insert the memory card into the device slot.
      3. Connect the device to the computer.
      4. Switch on the device. The computer detects the device.
      5. Run the TomTom Clear Flash tool:
        1. Double-click the file clear_flash.exe, which you can find on your computer's Desktop.
        2. Select the language. Read the Licence Agreement, then select I Agree. Click Continue or 1751_01.gif.
        3. Install TomTom Clear Flash is already selected. Click Continue or 1751_01.gif.
        4. Click Continue or 1751_01.gif.
        5. Click 1751_01.gifagain to start the installation.
          When the installation has finished, the message Installation complete is displayed.
        6. Click OK or 1751_01.gif.
        7. Click 1751_01.gifagain.
this worked for my device where NOTHING else would, the original problem seems to come from updates. My device does not keep its settings What should do

Aug 14, 2014 | Tomtom VIA 1605M GPS w/ Lifetime Maps...

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Tried to attach to computer to update since then all I get when turning it on is a flashing red cross and can not soft reset


Since you have said that your TomTom is only displaying a flashing cross (or "X"), it is because the TomTom application is not installed or can not be found. This usually happenes when you attempt to update your unit and it is interrupted (i.e., not properly disconnected from the computer, the TomTom was underpowered by using a USB port on your monitor/keyboard, or lost power during the update. In fact, it might just be pissy.)

Down to how to fix it: You essentially just need to reinstall the application.

1. Soft reset (I know you have already done this but am providing a link just in case: http://uk.support.tomtom.com/cgi-bin/tomtom_uk.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?&p_faqid=6965)

2. Connect you’re GPS unit to your computer

3. Press the power button for about 5 seconds and the TomTom Home will start.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you use TomTom HOME to make a backup. You can find out how to do this here: http://uk.support.tomtom.com/cgi-bin/tomtom_uk.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3171&Lid=1

4. Delete application files (so we can do a clean install), to do this:
- in HOME, click "MANAGE MY NAVIGATION DEVICE"
- Select the ITEMS ON DEVICE tab and tick the box by "APPLICATIONS".
- Then click REMOVE ITEMS FROM DEVICE
- A warning will pop-up, click "OK"
- Select the ITEMS ON COMPUTER tab and tick the box by APPLICATIONS
- Then click REMOVE ITEMS FROM COMPUTER
- Another warning will pop-up, click "OK"

5. Reinstall the TomTom Application by clicking UPDATE MY DEVICE
- Then click UPDATE AND INSTALL
- Once done, click DEVICE > DISCONNECT DEVICE

6. Next, we're going to run the TomTom Clear Flash Tool (the downloads include step-by-step directions for clearing the flash)
- for windows: http://www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.exe
- for mac: http://www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.dmg

7. Safely disconnect.
- on windows: click the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE ICON (a icon with a green arrow that is hanging out in the system tray and then choose "USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE" from the pop-up
-on a mac: drag the desktop icon of your device to your trash.

8. Your device should start up automatically. If it hasn't within 10-15 seconds, press the on/off button.

You're done!
If by chance this still doesn’t work, you can try formatting the internal memory or memory card of your TomTom. If you need a link or directions, simply send me a message or reply!

Hope this helps!
-TJ

Jan 25, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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TomTom XL stuck on front screen, how do I reset it


Since you have said that your TomTom is only displaying a flashing cross (or "X"), it is because the TomTom application is not installed or can not be found. This usually happenes when you attempt to update your unit and it is interrupted (i.e., not properly disconnected from the computer, the TomTom was underpowered by using a USB port on your monitor/keyboard, or lost power during the update. In fact, it might just be pissy.)

Down to how to fix it: You essentially just need to reinstall the application.

1. Soft reset (I know you have already done this but am providing a link just in case: http://uk.support.tomtom.com/cgi-bin/tomtom_uk.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?&p_faqid=6965)

2. Connect you’re GPS unit to your computer

3. Press the power button for about 5 seconds and the TomTom Home will start.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you use TomTom HOME to make a backup. You can find out how to do this here: http://uk.support.tomtom.com/cgi-bin/tomtom_uk.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3171&Lid=1

4. Delete application files (so we can do a clean install), to do this:
- in HOME, click "MANAGE MY NAVIGATION DEVICE"
- Select the ITEMS ON DEVICE tab and tick the box by "APPLICATIONS".
- Then click REMOVE ITEMS FROM DEVICE
- A warning will pop-up, click "OK"
- Select the ITEMS ON COMPUTER tab and tick the box by APPLICATIONS
- Then click REMOVE ITEMS FROM COMPUTER
- Another warning will pop-up, click "OK"

5. Reinstall the TomTom Application by clicking UPDATE MY DEVICE
- Then click UPDATE AND INSTALL
- Once done, click DEVICE > DISCONNECT DEVICE

6. Next, we're going to run the TomTom Clear Flash Tool (the downloads include step-by-step directions for clearing the flash)
- for windows: http://www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.exe
- for mac: http://www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.dmg

7. Safely disconnect.
- on windows: click the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE ICON (a icon with a green arrow that is hanging out in the system tray and then choose "USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE" from the pop-up
-on a mac: drag the desktop icon of your device to your trash.

8. Your device should start up automatically. If it hasn't within 10-15 seconds, press the on/off button.

You're done!
If by chance this still doesn’t work, you can try formatting the internal memory or memory card of your TomTom. If you need a link or directions, simply send me a message or reply!

Hope this helps!
-TJ

Dec 27, 2009 | Tomtom GPS

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Screen frozen on tomtom image. Can't switch on or off. May have dislodged memory card when moving the device.


I had this problem with a frozen screen and could not turn tomtom off,i was getting very frustrated and nearly got my 1 wood out to it, I resolved the problem by going to tomtoms support page and clicking format internal memory(or memory card) ps, before doing this make sure you have made a back up then went to tomtom home to update device it took a couple of goes but it did the job mine is working perfect now hope this helps

Jul 18, 2009 | Tomtom GPS

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Can not use computer voices on my tomtom 520t


On your device you may have a corrupt file that is causing the noise distortion when you use the computer voices. The solution to this is to completely remove the software from your device and reinstall it again as described in the steps below. Please ensure that you have the latest TomTom Home software installed on your computer:-

You can download and install the latest version of TomTom HOME from the following link:
http://www.tomtom.com/home

Once you have the latest version of TomTom Home installed, please follow these steps:-

STEP 1. Creating a Manual backup of your TomTom

• Charge your unit for at least two hours (preferably via the home charger)
• Perform a reset on your device (see: http://www.tomtom.com/6965 )

If you have not made a backup yet you can do so by making a manual backup of your TomTom. To do this, please look at the following web page:-

http://www.tomtom.com/3171#backup

• Connect your TomTom to the computer
• Open My Computer, you should see the TomTom as a removable drive, double click into it. (on a mac you will see the TomTom as a disk drive on your desktop)
• You will see a list of files and folders.
• Copy all of the folders on the TomTom, one by one to the backup folder. DO NOT copy the 'Loquendo' folder.
• This can take up to 1 hour to complete depending on the device.
• If you get any error messages while copying, move on to the next folder and copy that to the backup folder.
• If possible, please make a note of any error message that occur while copying the folders, and make a note of which folder causes the error message.

IMPORTANT: We advise you to follow the next steps ONLY if you have made a successful backup of your device as described in step 1. If you are unable to complete step 1, please reply back with a list of yellow folders that you have managed to successfully copy to your PC and also reply back with any error messages that you receive at this point.

STEP 2. Format the hard-disk,

• Open 'My Computer'
• Right click on the TomTom icon (the device should be seen in drive E,F,G,H,I etc) and select 'Format'.
• Do a full format by selecting FAT 32 and click on Start, do not select 'quick format'. The TomTom is now formatted.
• Disconnect the TomTom from the computer and switch it on. It will load up with a red cross on the screen.
• Reset the TomTom with a paperclip in the reset hole for 30 seconds, see http://www.tomtom.com/6965 in how to do this.
• Once Reset, switch the TomTom off, disconnect it from the computer and then switch it back on again, it will still show a red cross on the screen.

STEP 3. Restore the Folders to the TomTom

• Connect your TomTom back to the computer and make sure it is switched on
• Go to your backup folder on your desktop, double left click into it. You will see all of your backup folders.
• Copy the folders one by one to the TomTom by right clicking on the folder, select copy then open My Computer, double left click onto the TomTom drive and choose paste.
• Turn the device off (with the on/off switch) and disconnect it from the computer.
• Switch the TomTom back on.

STEP 4. Update your device

• Open TomTom Home
• Connect your device to the PC
• A list of updates should appear, if not, click on Update my Go
• Select only the program application update.
• Click on Update and Install.
• Once Installed, open TomTom Home
• Click on 'Device -> Disconnect Device'.
• Turn the device off (with the on/off switch) and disconnect it from the computer.
• Switch your TomTom On to complete the installation.

The Application is now installed, and your TomTom should now be working.

STEP 5. Run the Clear Flash Tool

• Connect your TomTom to the computer
• Close TomTom Home. (on a PC, make sure you close TomTom Home from the system tray in the bottom right hand corner of your screen by the computer clock)
• Download and run the clear flash tool from : http://www.tomtom.com/updates/clear_flash/clear_flash.exe Make sure your TomTom is connected to the computer and switched on when you do this.

• Once Installed, open TomTom Home
• Click on 'Device -> Disconnect Device'.
• Turn the device off (with the on/off switch) and disconnect it from the computer.
• Switch your TomTom On to complete the installation.

STEP 6. Install a computer voice

• Connect your TomTom to the computer
• Open TomTom Home
• Click on 'Add maps, traffic and voices -> computer voices
• select the voice of Kate and install it.


The Computer voice is now installed, and your TomTom should now be working.

Dec 06, 2008 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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TomTom frozen


My TomTom One is acting up. All of a suddent, it has a hard time finding a valid GPS signal. Then, it sometimes becomes frozen at the first screen when you turn it on. When I try to connect to the computer, the menu page comes up on the computer screen, but the unit does not respond to anything. This unit has operated smoothly until now and I have done nothing to change it. Any ideas?

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TomTom One Europe


What is happening is your map updates are being copied onto your memory card without overwriting the old maps hence you are running out of memory.

In the tomtom home browser you should be able to delete your old map before installing the new one. Make sure you have a back up of the map card before you try this though so you can reinstall if something goes wrong.

Also have you replaced the voice prompts on your tomtom? The voice files take up a lot of memory so if you have put new ones one without removing the old ones you will be wasting memory.

There is one window in TThome that lists eveything installed on yuor card so have a good look at this and see what you can get rid of.

Oct 30, 2007 | Tomtom One Europe v2 GPS Receiver

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Tom Tom go 910 screen get frozen every time I turn it on


I had the same problem...I contacted Technical Support at TomTom and found out the following: I had purchased my unit through Dell and there seems to be a lot of calls in to them to get it going. It IS possible to get it working again. This is a copy of the message I received from Technical Support...it does include formatting the drive...you will need to back up your maps... After all maps have been copied to the computer, we can reformat the disk. This is done by entering to My Computer and right clicking on the drive that displays the TomTom. From there, left click on format and choose start (not quick format). In one to two minutes, the disk will be formatted and all files will have deleted. This does mean we will have lost all demos for audiobooks and mp3 player. After doing this, we can copy the map folders back onto the TomTom drive from the desktop. Then, we can open the TomTom HOME program. Once the program reads the TomTom drive, it will check for updates. These updates should include a TomTom program application and voices. We can download these updates and then choose to install them. Once installed, we can then safely remove hardware. The unit should reboot on its own, but we may have to reset the unit if it does not. After doing this, the unit should be in full working order and you should be able to navigate. Just a quick note...in order for the TomTom to work correctly, we must have an application, a map, and at least one voice installed on the hard drive.

Jun 17, 2007 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver

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