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13th January 2013, 04:42 PM #1AdministratorJoin Date : Dec 2011Location : UKPosts : 4,596Thanks: 11,487
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Bricked 910 HDD?
From another forum (credit to daf)
I was advised it can be repaired using a cf card and adapter, this was the way I was going to have a go at the 910 until a friend gave me a broken 710 with a burnt out motherboard and was in bits from where he had been examining it.
So I took the card reader and ribbon cable out of the 710.
I then took apart the 910, carefully, after removing the hard drive, some rubber mountings the hard drive sat in and another piece of rubber that was stuck to the unit under the hard drive it revealed the mounting holes for a card reader the same as a 710. Probably the same chassis as a 710 I suspected.
Took the ribbon cable that was used for the hard drive out and replaced it with the card reader and ribbon cable from the 710.
Screwed it in place, put it back together and switched it on, fingers crossed.
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On it come, patched a card I had to match the unit and happy days. What was a broken 910 in reality is now a 710 but as long as it works who cares, instead of a 20gb hard drive it will live on with an 8gb sd card.
So I accomplished a dead 910 into a working 710 with an sd card. Maybe going backwards to some but going forward to me as a working unit.biggerdave Reviewed by biggerdave on . Bricked 910 HDD? From another forum (credit to daf) I was advised it can be repaired using a cf card and adapter, this was the way I was going to have a go at the 910 until a friend gave me a broken 710 with a burnt out motherboard and was in bits from where he had been examining it. So I took the card reader and ribbon cable out of the 710. I then took apart the 910, carefully, after removing the hard drive, some rubber mountings the hard drive sat in and another piece of rubber that was stuck to the Rating: 5
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13th January 2013, 05:03 PM #2GPS Contributor
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Re: Bricked 910 HDD?
8GB is enough for normal use
if one wants more , he could go up to 32GB
dont know if our bootloaders supports it , but since recently there also exists SDXC
this goes up to 2TB ( 2000GB )
13th January 2013, 06:04 PM #3TomTom Master
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Re: Bricked 910 HDD?
In fact, nothing new - several years ago (don't remember exact source) it was mentioned:
- all x10 devices has same chassis
- device model (i.e. 510/710/910) is generated by bootloader/navcore grounding on concrete hardware kit
- changing components you can transform 510 to both 710/910 and vice versa for all the x10 models
14th January 2013, 04:30 PM #4
Re: Bricked 910 HDD?
I posted the full tutorial somewhere, but the procedure is too easy once you open the TT.
Since you found the holes for a card reader, have you checked if you can add an internal SD like on the ONE models?
If so add a SD reader thingy and get a dual use TT
One of the first guys I know of getting a CF for the HDD was DSA8310 years ago...
24th September 2013, 04:41 PM #5Administrator
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I bought the replacement here:
Unfortunately they don't sale outside the UK. Tipical English ? But I solved that problem via a realy good friend in the UK
Works already several months perfect with bootloader 5.5128 with a SDHC 32GB
It's a beter solution than using a CF card, now you're able to remove and replace the card quite easy in case of trouble or if you want to try something different
I have the old HDD still availble which is good for at least 90%, also I've the replacement circuitboard for the CF card which I've never used
If someone is interested and live nearby Capelle aan den IJssel ................. it's for free
By the way, the circuitboard has two flatcables, that because TomTom used two different HDD's Hitachi and Toshiba I don't see any difference between boths cables.
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