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    Unhappy TomTom GO 730 doesn't create ttgo.bif

    I have got a GO 730 (which was working with old 8.x navcore and map) and wanted to install latest 9.510 navcore and current map.
    TTH is working like expected, device is recognised and the software is updated.
    Map is installed but device hangs on splash screen. Upon inspection no ttgo.bif is created.

    Operating the device from within TTH results in a start of map. So activation is as it should be. (I know this is a simulation which does not say that much.)
    But TTH also creates real ttgo.bif on device.
    However when device starts it still hangs on splash screen.

    I check the internal disk, emptied, formatted and reinstalled all software but to no avail. Also used the clearflash tool several times. Also I tried using a sd card with empty internal disk. No change.

    I suspect that there is some malfunction on the device but maybe someone has got another idea?
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    You could try inserting a formatted SD card (maybe even with everything copied from internal memory too) & see if the device writes a ttgo.bif to that. Otherwise how about a reset holding down the power button till you get the dos-type screen the releasing and/or use a paperclip in the reset hole?
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    I'm afraid I tried both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    I'm afraid I tried both.

    ....and no full backup on your PC I guess?
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    A saved ttgo.bif would be enough - [irony on] but why, if we can format a stressed internal memory [irony off]
    If nothing helps to start the Go730 properly, the TomTom-support can help you - if the support-guy is 1.willing and 2.(more importantly) competent. You only need the Serial-Nr. from the bottom of the device and a e-mail-adress to send you a new ttgo.bif designed for your device.
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    i know its a longshot but at any time have you connected it to tomtom home, if you have there will be backup of your device in there.

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    A good backup will be done not with TT-Home. Better with an file-manager like Explorer, FreeCommander ect.
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    Well, as stated in first post, I do have a current ttgo.bif, created by TTH when I operate the device. I know it's a kind of simulation but it does write a ttgo file in root of device. You can compare it with editing the mapsettings and favourites via operating the device from within TTH.

    But even though I have a ttgo.bif, apparently this is not enough to start the device. It stops and remains on.
    Thanks for replies!

    By the way: TT Home gave all necessary data about the GO 730 from Help-System Information and a amended ttgo.bif. I used a partial ttgo.bif from another TT.
    Last edited by Dr. Strangelove; 17th July 2016 at 21:43.

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    So if TTHome can see/read the device then surely your PC can too. Forgetting TTHome, connect your device to your PC which theoretically it should see an an external drive.
    Apart from the ttgo.bif file, delete all other loose FILES then let TTHome update it again. You've nothing to lose apart from your time & sanity!
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    Yes, did all that. The internal storage is A okay. That's why I can reinstall all navcores up to the current 9.510, install maps, patch them working and use the via operate my device within TTH.
    It all works. Everything but the creation of a new ttgo.bif when switching on the device and starting up to the map screen.

    Honestly, I've never seen this before myself although I once heard someone else telling me about it.
    I seems there is some function on the circuit board which is responsible for writing a new ttgo.bif each time. Well, it seems this is out of order.
    Last edited by Dr. Strangelove; 18th July 2016 at 13:36.

 

 
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