When things go bad…
This is a StickiNote started per BlogReader request to expand on the topic of “bricking” your Mio GPS, not usually because of an unreliable build on Mio’s part ( In my opinion, I think Mio builds a product of excellent quality and reliability as compared to other brands like Nextar), but instead the result of improper placement of sub-directories and files after Unlocking procedures. Knock on wood, but I’ve yet to experience this condition myself, but then again, it’s the daring that make some of the best discoveries!
Anyways, I’m happy to oblige Murphy….
Any chance of a “When things go bad” sticki?
Help others learn from our mistakes (or at least mine).
During the past two weeks, I have probably bricked my mio about 4 times. Sometimes due to my own stupidity, and sometimes due to so freak computer glitches (which may also be due to my own stupidity).
The first time I was afraid I had really messed up (but I figured it I was going to mess up, I better do it while I can still return it to the store rather than worry about warranty repair).
I figured I could just hook up to a computer and use the DVD to fix everything. Only problem…the DVD program told me I did not have enough room to reinstall the system. No problem, go in and delete everything I added. No luck. Somehow I had a 3 GB file in my 1GB memory, and it was not going anywhere. No way to kill it. Finally I reformatted the mio memory and was able to get everything to work. Other than a few moments of panic…no problem.
Not that I would recommend routinely reformatting your GPS (meaning USE ONLY AS A LAST RESORT, AND NOT GUARANTEED EVEN THEN) but it did work for me.
I would like to hear if anyone else has had similar experiences.