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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Speed Camera update problem Reply with quote

I'm running a TT Go 940 and lately its been slow in updating the cams. I've got the European and the UK&Ire Maps installed and install the cams on both.

Of late, its been dragging its feet and now has the red cross on screen along with the flashing HDD icon. I've just downloaded the 11.125 version and the flashing red cross has been there for the last 20 minutes so I don't feel happy with disconnecting it until its clear.

The 940 is a few years old by now but I just wonder whether its trying to tell me something. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you installing the cameras directly into the satnavs hard drive or onto a SD card?
Whichever one it I'd, that particular memory may be beginning to fail so try loading5 onto a new class 6 Sd card.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you installing the cameras directly into the satnavs hard drive or onto a SD card?
Whichever one it I'd, that particular memory may be beginning to fail so try loading5 onto a new class 6 Sd card.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GO 940 is HDD only isn't it? At least that's what I've always used it as Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 940 has a micro SD card slot. Although TT are infamous for changing specs whilst keeping the model numbers the same I'm fairlycertain that all 940's have a memory slot. Look on the underside of the unit next to where the power enters.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waw!!! There does appear to be a memory slot!!! Can you tell me what I put on the card? The maps or just the camera alerts?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the symptoms in your original post it looks like the 940's internal memory could be about to fail.

Plug your 940 into your computer, look at its folders and files and copy everything to a MicroSD card. (don't forget to include hidden files)

The 940 reads from and shall work from the memory card before it uses the internal memory. Any updates, upgrades, POI's, etc. get installed to the Sd card from now on.

I use 8Gb Class 6 cards.

As always, Make a full back up of all Folders and files using WindowsExplorer (Not TT Home) before doing any of the above and store it somewhere safe on the PC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to say I agree with everything AliOnHols has said!

To add a bit more detail, though;

1. Normally the Go940 is capable of using BOTH the internal memory and an SD card (or more usually the newer-spec. "SDHC" card) at the same time.
So, for example, you could keep all the system files and one map on the internal memory and add a new larger map onto an SD card. Or you could do the reverse and keep most everything on an SD card, but add a map on the internal memory.

2. However, in YOUR case, if it looks like the internal memory is failing, then you would be wise to just move EVERYTHING onto a suitable large SDHC card and empty the internal memory completely.

3. As Ali says, the device will attempt to boot up from the SD card first, so having everything on the card will work fine (and it will probably work slightly FASTER than it did before! :-).

4. Failing memory is uncommon, but not THAT uncommon on older models.
The internal memory on my old Go720 failed ages ago, and it's still working just fine with everything moved onto an 8GB SD card.
My Go940 is just beginning to have a few occasional file corruption issues, so I reckon I will be moving everything to SD for that unit soon too.

5. The 8GB Class 6 SDHC card that Ali suggests will be perfect, unless you also use the 940 as a music player and have a lot of mp3 music files. In that case, a 16GB card would be advisable.

Let us know how you get on!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for great responses.

If it wasn't for the excellent reviews of new sat navs on here, I would have probably gone for the 6000 and regretted at leisure until TT made third party POI's workable on it.

Just to clarify, 8gb will be large enough to copy everything including the speed cams and PGPSW POI's (I've got quite a few installed) or would it be safer to get a 16gb? I don't use it for mp 3's etc. Just navigation.

Andy, you mention "empty the internal memory completely". Do you mean (after backing up to my mac) to leave everything deleted permanently from the internal memory?

Finally, you also mention a larger map. I don't intend using the sat nav anywhere other than the UK. Are you saying that there's an alternative map that can be used?

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 940 has only 4gb of internal memory as standard, using an 8gb sdhc card is plenty big enough for the maps and POI's.
Good advice from Andy_P to delete everything from the internal memory after you have copied all folders and files to the new external card.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, 8GB should be fine for you.

The bigger map I was thinking of is full Europe, but I'm assuming you already have that, as you've got a 940.

Theres' no point in swapping to a UK only map if you are happy with what you have, but if you've already swapped it for a UK only one then a 4GB card would probably be big enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a slight diversion, here's an interesting thing...

Last year for a trip round Europe, I bought a Samsung, Class 10, 16GB Micro SDHC card and bought the full Europe map for my GO550 Live. I found that the Europe map performed very noticeably slower than the UK&ROI map. I put that down to the size of the maps and I have not used (nor updated) the Europe map since.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've done what was suggested:
Backed up to my mac,
Copied on to an 8gb Class 10 micro sd card
Deleted off my Go940

Been for a short drive and the POI's that I passed are still shown as are the audible warnings. Got a longer drive tomorrow and will make a point of driving past some camera's and POI's just to check that they're are still there.

Will do a final report late tomorrow.

Thanks again to the responders.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try a simulated route past some cameras and save some fuel Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did the route demo and the camera alerts are there as before, but as I said earlier, I will be physically passing them tomorrow so I'll report then.
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