I have a Tomtom one, and the battery seems to be dying alot, even wen plugged into the cigarette socket. went to halfords where i got the tomtom, and they said i had to contact tomtom itself to sort the problem out...neways, no luck with the company, and i basically need to knw where i can get a new battery for this model tomtom, in order for my satnav to actually work...
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Re: Lack of Battery
First make sure it is your battery. Check to see if when you are charging your device and wiggle the USB cable a little if the green charge light starts blinking. If it starts blinking on and off you have a loose USB connector. This is an easy fix if you have some soldering skills. Your device should not turn off when it is hooked up to power even if you have a dead battery.
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If you TomTom is not coming on after a long sleep.. I.E. more then a few days with no use, try this......
(1) Plug the unit into either a PC or your Car (2) Wait for about 2-5 minutes to get some charge into the unit (3) Press and hold the power button for about 15-20 seconds until you see the start-up screen
Why did it die? I have found and many other have found the battery does not live long without a power supply to charge it, it would seem to me even thou it is powered off, the TomTom is still sucking away at the battery and it would seem there is nothing that can be done about it.
Now I know these are supposed to plug into your cigarette lighter socket but you can remove the plug from the end of it and get wired directly to the fuse board of your car. The wire that goes to the centre tip of the plug connects to the positive/fuse of the fuse board and the wire that's connected to the outer part of the plug connects directly to an unpainted metal part of the car. You can do this by loosening a bolt, wrapping the wire around it and tightening it again. The block with the sockets on it can be either glued with double sided tape to a convenient part of your car interior or left loose if you prefer.
If you're not happy wiring it directly yourself it should not cost a lot to get done in a garage. If I was in your position that's what I'd do.
I've wired my tom tom for use on a motor bike. you CANT run 12v straight into the tomtom, you can see on the cig lighter plug it has a 5v output. So I bought cheap lighter socket, it looks like plastic tube with the cable running out of the back. So the wires run from the battery (via an in line fuse) to the cig adaptors, these are hidden in my side luggage bag to keep dry and up to the tomtom. job done
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.
Check your battery symbol.
On mine, the battery is dead (or mechanically disconneced inside).
You need to reset the unit by pressing the tiny button on the back.
Problem is that when you remove the unit from the charging stand, the dead battery does not allow you to press the reset button. (Pressing the reset button with no battery cannot reset the unit)
IF you could press the reset button while plugged into the charger, you could get you unit working again. But..alas, the design of the unit prohibits you from doing so.
Chances are if you fix the battery problem, you will have a usable unit again.