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How to replace your TomTom USB connector...

If you have had the unfortunate accident of breaking off your USB connector(internal) on your tomtom satnav then I hope this will help. Firstly remove memory card.Then using "star" hand tool remove the back plate. relocate the usb component on the circuit board( you may to ask someone to hold it in place if you dont have an appropriate clamp. Heat the four corner pins and one at a time re-solder them to the board. You may find some damage to one or more of these but there is now problem as the are holding joints!!.....Then the harder job the small signal pins along the top of the component. fill the solder iron with a LITTLE solder and flux then gently run this along over the top of the pins and inspect afterwards...if more is needed then repeat process until all pins are connected, this should have repaired the problem. Thanks Jason!

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i have registed to home with emailpass word i go to home and tomtom say connected to computer but on home in rigth hand corner says no device connected ?


Hi Robert
you have to plug your satnav into the USB port with the cable supplied with it into your pc, this will then connect your satnav to your PC and then you can log in to MyDriveConnect, but you must have MyDriveConnect installed on your PC to be able to do anything

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I have gone around this problem by removing the internal battery, and soldering a female power connector to it.I now it on 3 aa batteries, alkaline cells givbe me an autonomy of about an hour, maybe duracells will give a bit more duration.

When i have time ,I will work on splicing the wires on the cigar plug adaptor and use that as a permanent power source. The wires for the Lipo cell are Red positive, solder this to the yellow wire( probably a battery gauge wire) and black ground.

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