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My gps will not recognise my sd card or turn on

Please help my gps just shows a green screen and for me to insert a sd card when i do insert a sd card it shows the sd card being taken out and a big red cross over the sd card please help thanks alan

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  • judy1242 Jan 01, 2008

    tomtom 510 will no recongnise sd care, just green screen with red X

  • janemarie Jan 26, 2008

    tomtom 510 will not recognise my sd card i just get a big red cross please help

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Exactly dthe same as above. How do we fix?

  • aarons Mar 15, 2008

    Brand new item, just programmed home address and it was working for 5 minutes and I stopped, ran into grocery store and came out. Turned on car and gps and get same as above.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    gps will not recognise my sd card I just get a big red cross and it shows the card going in and being taken out

  • robinallard May 31, 2008

    please help my gps just shows a green screen and for me to insert a sd card when i do insert a sd card it shows the sd card being taken out and a big red cross over the sd card please help

  • justinreiss Jul 08, 2008

    im having the same, first it lost all voices and then when i tried to update it my pc keeps shutting down ! is the unit fcuked ?

  • jgman2 Jul 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I can't get to any screen or know how to clear my flash. Help! I am going on a trip on Friday and need my TOMTOM to work. 

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    What is the Flash Utility?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    can you use any gps sd card in any radio or does it have to be for ouku brand

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I want to make a copy of my sd card but when i try to play the GPS it says a some point: problem with your licence.

    I have a good playing sd card but want to have a second one because i already had problem with my first card

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    When trying tpo play the GPS it says problem with your licence: This is with a copy i want to make from the original SD card

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    need gps for navsure lost sd card



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Try the clear flash utility. It worked for me. Martin

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That's a basic SD compatibility issue. Can you identify the maker of the cards, please? Got backup?

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You should try putting the SD card into a PC Card Reader and see if there is any data on the card. That normally happens when there is a bad connection or the card is blank.

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I had a similar error and I fixed it. That is, as far as I know...

Here's my theory: The SD card is acting like it has an error on it. This often happens when it is removed improperly.


  1. Remove your SD card from your GPS
  2. Insert your SD card into an SD card reader or connect it to your PC
  3. Wait for windows to go through it's process of discovering your the "removable storage device" your just connected (see step 2)
  4. (This step may be different depending on what version of Windows you are using or depending on how you have your OS laid out). Look at the lower right hand corner of your desktop. There should me a small icon there with a green circle and a check mark. It looks like this...877f33f.jpg
  5. Click that with the right mouse button.
  6. It will say "Safely Remove Hardware" - Left click that message.
  7. A window will pop up allowing you to select your SD card and "Safely Remove" it (it will have a letter name like "drive F" for example).
  8. Wait for the windows to tell you it is ok to remove your hardware - then remove your SD card form the PC
  9. Make sure your GPS is turned off.
  10. Insert the SD card into your GPS.
  11. Turn on your GPS
  12. That's all! I hope I was able to help.
IF THIS HELPED, please leave a comment indicating that it did! If it did not help, please let me know that as well.

Can't detect SD card

Try removeing your sd card. start your tt and after it has booted then insert the sd card.
Hope this helps



Your Garmin GPS has an SD card slot. You can use this slot to insert a removeable SD memory card into the unit SD memory cards for used for storage by many portable devices. The most common useage for the GPS is to view pictures taken by a digital camera (which also uses an SD card) with the GPS's picture viewer function.

I am not sure what the ads you are referring to are. Where are you seeing the ads? On the GPS screen? After inserting a SD card into the GPS?

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Its more than likely that the data on your SD card has become corrupt or the card itself has become damaged / faulty. This can cause the tomtom to feeze on startup and doesn't even get past the loading process. You can "half" prove this by turning the tomtom ON without the SD card inserted. If you get the startup drums then a ' please insert SD card ' symbol on the screen , The card IS FAULTY . good luck. .................Hopefully , you backed up your SD card to your PC some time ago. If this is the case , you can just reload the files onto your SD card.

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If it is under warranty return it asap or report the problem...

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