I picked up a One 3rd edition today at a local yard sale. The unit has the flashing red X when turned on. The on/off button works fine and I can connect to my PC. Through Windows Explorer I can see that there are no files in the unit but "Properties" show 4.00 KB used space. I don't know what is using space. I am familiar with the "Clean Install" and have used it several times to repair other units. I connected to TT Home and installed the recommended updates. Navcore 7.166 is the first and only update. Step #6 is when I have problems. The on/off button now only works to turn the unit on. To turn it off I need to use a pin to reset. If I remove all the files from the unit the button returns to working. I have installed the updates several times with no success. It will not create the ttgo.bif file. I am unable to proceed any further. Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions as how to correct this problem?
Note: I have made several attempts to use the "Search Function" on this forum and only get - "No Page Found"
basflt - I can't get that far. It stops on the loading screen.
biggerdave - When you say "format", I may have already tried that. This is what I "think" formatting is - My PC recognizes the unit as internal G. I right click that icon then click "format" then "start" from the window. It will wipe everything but the same 4.00 KB of "something". I repeat the TT Home process that I described in my first post and I get the same results. Is that 4.00 KB of that "something" my problem? Should I be concerned with it? I have used this format technique before on a 130S, 330S, and a 550S and it has always wiped the disk completely clean. Are there other ways to format that I could try? I was surprised with the 7.166 Navcore. I was expecting something higher.
I am not having any success. I could not locate Navcore 8.010 but found and tried others. The last one I just tried was from Mark54. The One Edition 3 - 9.061. None of them would get me past the "splash" screen or create the ttgo.bif file. When I saw the flashing red "X" I thought this would be a simple software issue but since I have tried several Navcores, could this be a hardware problem? I have run out of ideas? Any suggestions?
#1 - I had been using Fat32. with Fat I was able to completely remove all the files from the flash.
#2 - Ran Clear Flash. I don't know what this does and have never used this so I didn't know what to expect. Went through the entire process without errors or warnings.
#3 - Downloaded NC 8.545 and installed.
#4 - Reset and restarted with different results this time. Splash screen loaded and then after about 20 seconds I get a light blue screen approx. the same color as the "NO MAPS FOUND" screen without text or time. There is also a darker blue small bar across the bottom. This is the first time I have seen this. The on/off button does not work to turn it off, only a pin to reset turns it off. The PC will not recognize the unit if plugged in while it is on, only if reset while plugged in. It STILL will not create the ttgo.bif file. I not sure know how to proceed?
UPDATE - After turning the unit on several times it is now freezing on the splash screen.
Last edited by Bleep55; 27th November 2011 at 03:08.
If the above doesn't work you could have a corrupted bootloader. Install bootloader 5.5128 and start over. It's dangerous to mess with bootloaders, but you've got nothing to lose at this point, and 5.5128 is a safe choice for a ONE 3rd edition. Here's a link: Deposit Files
After using this you will have to recreate the FAT32 partitions, using the Disk Management tool in windows
Try then connecting to TomTom Home and downloading all the available updates until there is no more. ( Common sense says that If it wont boot with standard software then it wont boot with hacked software....)
If you are still having problems after that then maybe your flash memory is faulty (hardware issue - IE same as a bad hard disk or motherboard fault in a PC) and hence may not be economically salvageable.....time to find a good 2nd hand unit cheap in this case
Last edited by farq11; 27th November 2011 at 08:32.