How to format an SD card on a TomTom Carminat?

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    I use a TomTom Carminat which works just fine. I bought a new SD in order to buy and download further maps, but need to format the card first. How do I do that?
     
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    In a card reader. Fat32
     
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    Be aware it must be only standard SD, NOT SDHC according to TomTom.

    They also warn vaguely:
    4GB standard SD cards are very hard to find, but £26.95 for that one from TT themselves is well over-priced!
     
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    ALso, this might be relevant:

    Seems like it needs to write one or more files (.bif?) to the card from the Carminat itself, before you can use it with Home and the card reader.
     
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    Thanks to you all. Your comments were helpful, TomTom is not.
    Pity!

    As a mattor of course the Carminat TomTom should accept non- TomTom cards (the price of their original card equals robbery) and SDHC cards. The original SD format is so outdated.
     
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