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  • HELP - connected my TomTom earlier to my PC to enter new address and am faced with BLANK WINDOW for MyDrive Connect. My device is logged in OK and I reinstalled MyDrive Connect, but screen is still blank. HELP! Thanks, Jonathan
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG April 26
  • yeah, more or less what I thought - thanks! I'm long used to sticking the damn thing up on the windscreen and though mounts were intelligently designed and could be used in same manner, off and on, but alas, no such luck - all I need now is to rip up my dash and have that staring me in the face forever! Who would ever use…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG April 24
  • Hi Doug - long time no see - my car finally arrived in UK after 4 long months at sea and cleared customs like greased lightning (although getting insurance on a "temp import" was hell on earth, I kid you not and cost me 400% of normal prices). Anyhow, I picked up car a week ago in Felixstowe, got new tyres and new hardtop…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG April 24
  • Thanks for getting back to me anyhow so quickly. No doubt, I will have other questions, however I did have my other Tomtom for 5 years, so I'm not exactly a beginner
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 13
  • PS - I finally turned 52 off and on, and things are back to normal. Please disregard previous question. Thanks!
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 13
  • Hi Doug - I finally found the courage to turn on Start 52, and then connected it to my Windows 10 PC for its first update. On the device itself, it almost immediately flashed UPDATE COMPLETED (or something to that effect, which seemed really far "too fast"). Meanwhile on my computer screen with MyDriveConnect open, I have…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 13
  • decidedly, you get the Blue Ribbon for aged ham, my friend
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • SHMBO ? Do people really say that these days?? There was a time, when one would pull over to the side of the road to check the map, and nobody died from it, it won't kill you, as Dylan sung. As for technology, of course, one's viewpoint depends on your date of birth - in my opinion, the situation today is clearly overkill…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • Maybe I'll just..
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • May I'll just junk everything and just buy a regular fold-out map, or better yet, walk! Kindly note that since I had tomtom before, I thought buying another today would be simple as abc. Bought my old one from my car dealer and had "zero" headaches. Ya know, the purpose of technology is to make life simpler for we human…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • Thanks. I'll get 5200 and trash thereafter the 52 as currently I have difficultly physically in returning items to Amazon. I have never heard of 2G network before, sounds like a dinosaur. Do all tomtoms use such antiquated technology? I have no idea why I would pay for "cameras" or even what this means. When I get the…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • hard-wire connection back from the Laptop to the Router ?? just to update device?? As for the rest, thanks, but today I'm drowning in technical info of no real interest to me - now I realize why I bought the wrong navigator as I'd need a navigator just to understand Tomtom's 1000001 options and impossible lingo - not…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • I must confess I am drowning in options. Now, not only GO5200 but also GO520 as well. Why are things so complicated??? I personally would prefer to avoid using my phone or BlueTooth or anything down these lines. Basically, I need just 1 suggested model, where all updates can be down on my computer. Does such an animal…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • PS - I meant 3rd option, not 2rd option, on same page
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • For 5 inch TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 5200, on Amazon UK, 2rd option is NAV + MOUNT + CHARGER - does this mean that GO 5200 does not come with either WINDSCREEN MOUNT or CHARGER???…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • PS FOR TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 5200, on Amazon Uk, it says CONNECTIVITY USB + BLUETOOTH and sale price of £189. But based on lousy description it is unclear if updates can be downloaded via Pc+USB
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • It would seem, based on your presentation, of various models, for which I thank you, that every Tom Tom model has a drawback. When I had my old TomTom in Amsterdam, I occasionally connected to my PC and that was that, and no extra fees for anything. I did notice BLUETOOTH and WI-FI on various models, somehow related to my…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • Perhaps? TomTom GO Basic 5" Sat Nav with Lifetime Full Europe Maps (or is anything marked "basic" flawed for Uk?
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • I previously had TOM TOM for 5 years when I was living in Netherlands, and used it as well to travel throughout Europe. I certainly never had a "subscription" for it, and regularly connected it to my computer for TOM TOM updates. That was about 8 years ago. Is there not a TOM TOM model which is LIFETIME for UK and Europe…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • this affects all 52 units, no matter what the map options are? (UK, Europe, etc.)
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • If I replace unit for use in both UK and EUROPE, should I get EUROPE, EUROPE NAV or WESTERN EUROPE - all of which are START 52 OPTIONS, or must I avoid altogether the the 52 series as defective?
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • START 52 I meant, and two letters are XR
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • Is my current unit SMART 52 UK/ROI unusable in UK?
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 7
  • PSS - chat seems to work better on Edge, but how browsers and hoops must one jump through just to ask a bloody question? As for your delayed reaction GET IN TOUCH, who's the Einstein who dreamed that up? No phones, chat impossible to understand or use, wrong or no info on Amazon UK and in the end, wrong product delivered.…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 6
  • Never underestimate Amazon's ability to be an asshole. As for connecting to support, which browser do you use? Me, Firefox generally. Lastly, options for 52 on Amazon UK are: UK-ROI, EUROPE, WESTERN EUROPE and EUROPE NAV - all for more or less same price. I need UK + FRANCE - what is my best option? I did ask Amazon chat…
    in Smart 52 Comment by JonathanG March 6