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Hello fellow users of the TomTom forum, I am Luke a 21 year old enthusiast for all things GPS, electronics and more.

I have a small collection of older models I like to toy with every now and again, while the maps may be obsolete the devices in general do still work quite well.

my current favorite model is my TomTom GO (first gen not the 300) however my dream unit is a GO 910.

I look forward to discussing and helping fellow users with unique tips and hacks to help keep our beloved dashboard companions going for many years!

maybe I may also have some questions myself.

Looking forward to future discussions!
 
Hello @LukeDavis,
I don't know what the 910 has over the 930 but the latter was my first and still favourite one, possibly because of the BT remote control.
 
Hello @LukeDavis,
I don't know what the 910 has over the 930 but the latter was my first and still favourite one, possibly because of the BT remote control.
I never knew of the 930, but I liked the 910 due to its internal hard drive...however I fear since these drives can and will fail, could they become bricked like certain Archos Media players? Or can the device be recovered?
 
Any device can get bricked.
The 930 is much younger than your 910; May 2008!
Got it out of the drawer, plugged it in and it asked if I was inside a building as it could not acquire satellites.
Checked phones, as I changed a year ago and it is now busy to copy the phone book.
 
Any device can get bricked.
The 930 is much younger than your 910; May 2008!
Got it out of the drawer, plugged it in and it asked if I was inside a building as it could not acquire satellites.
Checked phones, as I changed a year ago and it is now busy to copy the phone book.
Most flash based devices are surprisingly resilient, (unless it's the Wii U)

Hard drive based stuff can have stupid Hardware locks implemented, (such as the Archos 5 and 605 locking out upgrades and as such replacement) of course I won't know until I start messing, there's a few broken 910s on eBay I can mess with and maybe work something out with

We shall see!
 
Most flash based devices are surprisingly resilient, (unless it's the Wii U)

Hard drive based stuff can have stupid Hardware locks implemented, (such as the Archos 5 and 605 locking out upgrades and as such replacement) of course I won't know until I start messing, there's a few broken 910s on eBay I can mess with and maybe work something out with

We shall see!
Somewhere, many years ago, I saw a tutorial on replacing the 910's hard drive with flash memory. No idea where it might have been, though.
Your 'dream' unit might, as Arno suggests, better be the updates to the 900 series that switched away from the micro hard drives. In terms of features and available memory, the later GO 900 series units were kind of the pinnacle for TomTom.
 

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