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    just discovered this forum by chance and i am well impressed with the information on here much more than some other sites ive visited.
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    ive just inherited a go 530 from an uncle of mine, hes still with us but had to stop driving. ive had a go530 for a long time and been updating it for a couple of years with no problems but this one has a problem with the internal memory. its recognised by the computer but reads 0 bytes used 0 bytes free file system unknown. it works via sd cards with anything i can put on there. i think the internal drive is unrecoverable. i know most flash drives can be recovered from this point via a program from the manufacturers but to my knowledge tomtom dont have such a programme. what do you think?
    tomkindle Reviewed by tomkindle on . go530 internal memory just discovered this forum by chance and i am well impressed with the information on here much more than some other sites ive visited. i think i already know the answer to the question i am going to ask but here goes anyway. ive just inherited a go 530 from an uncle of mine, hes still with us but had to stop driving. ive had a go530 for a long time and been updating it for a couple of years with no problems but this one has a problem with the internal memory. its recognised by the computer Rating: 5

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    You could try to reformat internal memory then copy your SD card contents across. If that doesn't work then just stick with the SD card.

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    try this ;

    -right-click the drive
    -properties
    -tools tab > error-checking
    -check now button
    - select both options & click the start-button

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    have already tried all of the above cant access the drive at all it always reads please insertr disk and try again. guess its an sd card only device from now on. many thanks anyway.

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    yea... Nothing much good of 512mb/1GB internal memory - you can try to use soldering kit to replace faulty internal memory with new one/miniSD-card adapter, but why? As it works from SD - it works! Just buy 4-8GB SD-card and be happy

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    works fine from memory card as long as it has navcore and bootloader on there. only downside is when you change sd card it takes a couple of minutes to boot up.i dont know if it would be as slow if the internal memory was working.

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    Actually, bootloader IS in the not-accessible NAND-flash inside device. Putting NEW bootloader on SD-card - it's just one-time action for upgrading it. After upgrading - bootloader on Sd - just a waste of space.
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    Doesn't matter - inside/outside for cold start-up, after you connect/disconnect to PC device - it always restarts completely - takes long time. Another issue - if you only want to switch/change map - if navcore is in internal memory, and you only change SD-card with different maps (no navcore on SD) - it won't reboot, only "wakes-up" - of course much faster.

    Don't worry - just by 8GB SD-card (microSD+adaptor), put as many maps as you like there - no need to pull out/push inside then

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    just bought another go 530 with a broken screen and swapped the pcb, got an internal memory now, which is quite useless as it's too small but at least the device boots up much quicker and connects to the computer much quicker too. job sorted. i just need a cheap screen now and i will have a spare with no internal memory.

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    Well done, thou, why spend more money on something 'obsolete'.

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    ....because any model produced after Sep-2010 cannot take cracked maps which is why we always recommend an x20/x30 (or x40/x50 if you want live traffic)
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