New cable for usb type c connector

riddim_rocker
riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
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I have a new Dell laptop which only has usb type C connectors. I have a TomTom Go 60 and the supplied cable has a standard usb connector. I have tried to connect my Go 60 to the laptop via a usb to usb-c adaptor but, although the tomtom says it is connected to the computer, MyDrive Connect says the device isn't connected. All the TomTom documentation states that you should connect with the supplied cable and not use a hub. However, I can't find any TomTom cables which have a usb-c connector. What can I do now?

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  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    edited August 2019
    I'm afraid my PC does not have a standard USB port, only USB-C
  • tim123oxford
    tim123oxford Registered Users Posts: 24
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    Found this on Amazon Cable Matters USB C to Micro USB Cable (Micro USB to USB-C Cable) with Braided Jacket 1m in Black £6.49
    by Cable Matters
  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    That looks promising! I will order one and let you know whether it works or not.

    Thanks,

    Colin
  • Lucify
    Lucify Registered Users Posts: 124
    Exalted Navigator
    edited August 2019
    @riddim_rocker when you have tried it, keep us posted..
  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    edited August 2019
    I've just received the new cable and Go 60 says it is connected to my computer. Unfortunately, MyDrive Connect says the Go 60 isn't connected! I've tried re-booting everything but get the same result. I've even tried uninstalling the usb controller/drivers without any success.

    Is there something unique about the TomTom supplied cable?
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,818
    Superuser
    Hi
    @riddim_rocker

    Try... Delete & Reinstall MyDrive Connect
    If you're using a Windows PC... Delete MyDrive Connect using the free version of Revo Uninstaller
    If you're using a Mac... Surely there must be a Deep Clean Un-installer Program available for a Mac ???
    Download & install the free version of Revo Uninstaller
    Here...https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
    Revo first uninstalls the Program... Then scans and removes all of the left over files a normal uninstall leaves behind

    (1)... Uninstall MyDrive Connect Using the Revo Uninstaller
    (2)... Clear your browsers cache (Optional, but I find it really does help)
    (3)... Restart your PC (Not Turn Off & Turn On again)
    Download and install myDrive Connect
    Here... https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/mydrive-connect/
    DO NOT have your Tomtom device connected to your PC while installing MyDrive Connect
    Connect & Turn on your device... Login to MyDrive Connect
    Note... If there is more than one Update, I find it's best to do the updates one at a time

    ATB YFM
  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    Thanks YamFazMan! I'll give it a go and let you know what happens
  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    No joy I'm afraid. My Drive seems to recognise the Go 60 for a couple of seconds as it goes to the update screen and the Go 60 says it's updating. However, MyDrive Connect then asks me to connect my device and I'm at a dead-end again.

    Either there is something special about a TomTom usb cable (which they imply in their documentation), or my usb ports are corrupt in some way or the Go 60 is faulty (I know the battery won't hold its charge!)

    I'm beginning to think I need a new satnav!
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,818
    Superuser
    edited August 2020
    Hi
    @riddim_rocker

    Re "Download/installation interrupted".....
    Are your USB ports set for power saving "USB Selective Suspend"

    Win7 See... http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/147369-usb-selective-suspend-turn-off.html

    Win10 See… https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/73187-turn-off-usb-selective-suspend-windows-10-a.html
    Click on link and scroll down to "Turn Off USB Selective Suspend"

    Also turn off any Screen savers any other Power savers or USB port monitoring software installed
    ________________________________

    Random Disconnects on Surface Pro 3 & 4
    Do you have or have access to a 'Surface Dock', if so plug your device into a USB port on that... Others have found that to work
    On the Win10 tablets, Microsoft has hidden the "USB Selective Suspend" menu
    You will need to edit the Registry for the USB Selective Suspend menu to show

    Laptop users also see Note (1) (2) & (3)
    Note... (1) My Linx 10/10 Win10 Tablet is exactly the same... I had to edit the Registry to activate the advanced setting in the Power Menu

    Note...(2) Recently a User with a Dell XPS 9360 Laptop also exactly the same problem ... he also had to edit the Registry to activate the advanced setting in the Power Menu

    Note... (3) Thanks to user 333 For the following suggestion....
    Just had a similar problem with new Dell XPS 13 7390 (running Windows 10) which only comes with USB-C port. Found that I was able to update my TomTom Via 225 (using a supplied USB-C to USB-3 cable/hub) only after changing this setting in Windows 10:
    Settings - Device - USB - Untick this box: Stop devices when my screen is off to help save battery. If you're having problems with connected devices, clear the check-box.

    See editing the Registry... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1234855/#Comment_1234855

    ATB YFM
  • riddim_rocker
    riddim_rocker Registered Users Posts: 12
    Master Traveler
    OK, I've implemented the registry hack, disabled the USB setting and am still having the same problem - but the connection did remain long enough for a small update to take place!! The current status is that MyDrive Connect shows the Go 60 as connected for about 5 to 10 seconds and then shows that it isn't (in extrenely small type too!). All the while, the Go 60 says it is connected to the computer. I get the same result regardless of whether I use the new USB to micro cable or the original TomTom cable via an adaptor.
    Very frustrating!
    However, we're off to Spain in early September and I will be able to use my old laptop which is in our place there - hopefully that will allow the updates to take place properly. If not, then the problem lies with the Go 60!
  • THXTEX
    THXTEX Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    I have a 6100 and a Dell XPS 13. Can't connect using the actual supplied lead, USB C only. Have used a direct USB C to micro USB which keeps timing out, I also get the error that there's no internet access (which there is).

    Using a lead that works on a USB 2/3 port on my old laptop doesn't work through my USB 3 hub, giving the error to connect the TT to my laptop without the hub.

    Not saying that it's linked, but I can't connect my Denon DJ decks to Serato (DJ software) with the USB 2 lead it uses, so may be the port setup on the Dell rather than the software, going to ask Dell for advice too.
  • THXTEX
    THXTEX Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Did the registry hack, rebooted, changed the USB Sleep setting for the power settings, rebooted and installed My Drive. Works fine with a USB C lead to micro USB lead.

    Now, on to my DJing kit! :)
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,818
    Superuser
    Hi
    @THXTEX

    You're welcome, glad you're sorted :)

    ATB YFM
  • RKK
    RKK Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Traveler
    Just had a similar problem with new Dell XPS 13 7390 (running Windows 10) which only comes with USB-C port. Found that I was able to update my TomTom Via 225 (using a supplied USB-C to USB-3 cable/hub) only after changing this setting in Windows 10:
    Settings - Device - USB - Untick this box: Stop devices when my screen is off to help save battery. If you're having problems with connected devices, clear the checkbox.
  • Corbat
    Corbat Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Traveler
    VikramK wrote: »
    Hi @riddim_rocker

    Welcome to the community!

    The TomTom would be able to establish a stable connection only using a standard usb cable(supplied with the device)

    Regards
    Vikram

    That's not a great answer, is it. If you have a device that only has USB-C ports being told that you watch cannot connect because you have the wrong ports isn't helpful.
    We need to either be advised of a Watch->USB-C cable or of any adaptor that works. This has been a problem for quite some time now and it's rendering my devices useless. By not providing a solution, goodwill is being eroded.
  • JanT23
    JanT23 Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Seeker
    Has anyone else found any answers to this question? Do the new TomTom devices have c-usb connectors? Is this a ploy to get people to buy new ones? I've resorted to using a friend's laptop to update my Go 500 without any difficulty. It definitely does not like my MAC!!
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,851
    Superuser
    HI @JanT23

    The Tomtom units do not have a USB C cable so I use a USB /USB C Adapter and that works on my Mac.

    Doug
  • HNP
    HNP Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    I have recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 with 15.6" 4K screen with 16:10 aspect ratio.

    Thanks to YamFazMan for his solution about a TomTom Start 62 with USB type A connecting to this Dell laptop, which only has USB type C sockets. What worked for me was:

    "Turn Off USB Selective Suspend" in the “Devices” section for “USB”

    Start up MyDrive Connect App

    The Dell XPS 15 ships with an adapter enabling one USB Type A and one HDMI to plug into the USB Type C socket.

    So Plugging the TomTom Start62 into this adapter then brings up the screen showing updates available and enables downloading and updating on the TomTom device.

    I didn't need the Registry hack.


    Thank you also to contributors, Laure and YamFazMan on another discussion thread for providing solutions to the scaling problems I encountered with MyDrive Connect.

    As a result of your help I have gone from having a TomTom that could not be updated at all on a brand new computer to one that now functions normally!

    Regards
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,818
    Superuser
    Hi
    @HNP
    You're welcome, glad you're sorted :)

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM