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Carminat memory card error

BluetooBluetoo Posts: 2 [Apprentice Seeker]
Hi, my carminat screen was repeatedly flashing between the egg timer and the TomTom logo so I took the memory card out and connected it to the computer. It starts to download the updates and when it gets to ‘install to card reader’ it says ‘not started because of earlier failures’ and a box saying ‘you have cancelled the process’ appears. I’ve tried several times and the same thing happens. Any ideas? My carminat sat nav is in a Renault Clio from 2010. I paid to upgrade the sat nav in 2019.


  • VikramKVikramK Posts: 12,145 Moderator
    Hi @Bluetoo
    Welcome to the community!

    Let's try the below troubleshooting steps-

    Reinstall TomTom HOME-

    Format and restore the memory card-

    Note- If the content in the above image is not clear just right-click and open in a new tab/window.

    Regards, Vikram.
  • BluetooBluetoo Posts: 2 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Hi Vikram, thanks for your reply. I’ve just started to follow your instructions today but the memory card has been formatting for over an hour. Is that normal?
  • VikramKVikramK Posts: 12,145 Moderator
    Hi @Bluetoo
    I may be wrong but this could happen if the memory card is corrupted.

    Probably try using a branded, class 10 SD (Secure Digital) Carminat TomTom: up to 8GB card compatible to work with your Carminat.

    And then try the steps advised above.

    Regards, Vikram
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