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Is there an idiots guide to update maps for a tomtom go530?

 
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dn852k4
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject: Is there an idiots guide to update maps for a tomtom go530? Reply with quote

I updated the maps and navcore 5/6 years ago, but the method has escaped me. Could someone point me in the right direction please?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Officially? No, these are deemed "End of Life" so TT don't support them any more BUT there are still plenty of forums that can (unofficially) guide you Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi dn852k4,

Your question got me scratching my head as it's been a long time since I've updated the maps on my GO 950 Live!

Does your 530 have a slot for a memory card and if so, do you have a memory card in your 530?

1. Back up your 530 and memory card if you have one installed.
2. Back up
3. Back up

Did I mention that you should back up all of your files including the hidden ones? Thumbs Up

Have a look at the following instructions on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1G-5cpu5Go

I'm pretty sure the 530 has an SD memory card slot.

WARNING
Newer maps are normally bigger than previous maps. If you're not using an SD card then you may find that the newer maps may not install due to lack of space. NB maps also need additional space for the install process.

You have made a full back up, haven't you?

You may want to install a reasonably sized SD card probably 16GB but certainly no more than a 32GB SD card.

Move the maps from the device to the SD card. I think it's just a case of copying and then deleting but that's why you did a backup if not multiple backups.

One neat trick I used to do with my 950 and an SD card, was to have multiple (European) maps on the same device. I think that this was done by having unique map folder names with a modified file in the map folder. You just then went to the change map option and selected the map version that you wanted. This was useful for seeing changes in the map.

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