Go700 hard drive replacement

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by stevec6973, Jan 11, 2017 at 4:26 PM.

  1. stevec6973

    stevec6973

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    Hi
    I am looking to replace the hard drive in my go700 to a flash drive.
    Can any one point me in the right direction please, I know its outdated but nice to have a back up with me.
    TIA

    Rgds Steve
     
    stevec6973, Jan 11, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    You might want to open it up to see if it's really a hard drive or already a 2.5GB CF card. Rumors are that both are possible.
    If so, your challenge will be to try to find an old 4GB CF card somewhere.
    There were also once articles on swapping out an actual drive with a CF card, but we never had the instructions posted here. Pity.
     
    canderson, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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  3. stevec6973

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    Many thanks for your reply
    Have looked at loads of stuff but it seems the posts how to do it should i find a card are long gone.
    Thank you again for taking the time to reply
    Looking on Amazon you can still buy the cards

    Rgds Steve
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017 at 2:10 PM
    stevec6973, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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    CF cards over here were always a bit on the dear side over here.
    Maybe the cost of a 4 GB card could partially offset the price of a low cost, unlimited map updates TomTom.
     
    Arno, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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    In that case, might be worth taking the can opener to your 700 to see whether it's actually a hard drive or whether it's a CF card in there. If you already have the CF, then one would think it would be a piece of cake to increase the size from 2.5GB to 4GB.
     
    canderson, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:02 AM
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    Had a quick look inside and don't really know what i am looking for to be honest.
    I will have a look on youtube to see if there are any instructions as to where stuff is.
    Thank you
     
    stevec6973, Jan 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    Take a picture and post it here.
    canderson will have an answer for you.
     
    Arno, Jan 14, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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