Can't update Via 135

Jul 16, 2018
<img src="/styles/default/custom/flags/gb.png" alt="United Kingdom" /> United Kingdom
TomTom Model(s)
Via 135
Recently, I tried to update to Western Europe v.10.11. Unfortunately, something has gone wrong.

Customer support (phone-line) have not been very helpful.

The memory in the device is only showing something like 506 megabytes.

I have tried to repair the installation. It is showing on the account, but as not installed.

Customer support have offered a UK & Ireland map, which is on the account, but I have explained that this isn't what we need. They have alsp suggested getting a memory card, but I don't want to do this unless absolutely necessary.

In the past (over a year ago) they actually gave me instructions to totally reset the device, but unfortunately I cannot remember how to do this.

When the device is turned on, it just says 'No maps found'.

We are using MyDriveConnect. We are having difficulty actually getting it to connect to the server at all. Customer service have said there might be a problem with the firewall, but not as far as I can see (we use W10 Home, 64-bit). It is uninstalled for now.

Why are you reluctant to get a sd card for the device? A 16 gb SanDisk is a good choice.
Apparently, I need a microSD card for this device. On the Argos website, they have Sandisk 32gb ones for under £17.49. I suppose at least when I've finished with that I could use it in a mobile phone or tablet (assuming it's compatible).

The point is, even when I've got this thing, what then if it doesn't work?

The Europe map is about 3gb, and the internal memory of the VIA 135 is 8gb. I don't see what the problem should be. I can't see why those telephone operatives can't find it in them to be able to remove the corrupt one from the account, or give me comprehensive instructions to reset the device - I know the instructions are available to do a hard reset. I don't think the cable is an issue, but I'm having trouble even accessing the server. Another phone call is in order, I think.

What gets me though, even though I'm in the UK, and it's a London number, I'm put through to a call centre, where English doesn't seem to be the call handlers strong suit. It does help if there's no language barrier !

On this device, support and map updates are for life anyway.
Try a drum reset on the unit by holding the power button about 20 seconds till you hear the drum sounds.

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