6-) Reconnect the device to your USB and start the Tom Tom Home software if it doesn’t start automatically, then attempt the update again, this time it should update its firmware and other software first and then it should notify you to update the maps, just follow the updates as presented.
That’s what I did and it worked for me, Other people have chosen to just using Windows Explorer navigate into the device and just delete the Maps database, I don’t know how that would work because I did not try it myself, if you decide to do that, BE SURE you backup your device first using the TOMTOM Home2 software, specially be sure to backup your maps, voices and favorites, Once you have passed the problem with the map update I’m sure you will be a happy camper as well with this GPS, good luck!
With your map chosen, you'll be prompted for a method of payment, after which your maps will be available for downloading and installation.
With your new maps installed, head back to Tom Tom Home's main menu and select "Update my device" to check for other updates, including fuel price data, Tom Tom Map Share corrections, and software updates.Keep trying to update the maps but I get these Error Writings from different things.Tried this when searching for the same problem and it did not fix it. Ok, a GPS was one of those things I have been after for a while, but I refused to pay a lot for it, since I really don’t need it too much, except those few times I go out of town and addresses can be a pain to find, so my local Radio Shack had the Tom Tom XL 340s on sale for just 9, since they were still closed because it was very early in the morning and the Sears next to them was already open I asked the sales person if they would match the prices and he said yes without delay, he asked where I had seen that price and after telling him online, he asked how much they had it on sale for, I said I wasn’t sure if it was 0 or 9, he went ahead and checked Radio Shack’s site and it was actually 9, however guess what…he matched the price to 0, so that’s what I ended up paying plus taxes, (A friend tells me the sales person wasn’t just nice, it’s because Sears actually has a price match .00 USD policy) either way I think I got a good deal because all other retail stores had it at anything from 9 to 9.XL and XXL units starting at 9 are now available with the feature.