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Lack of Battery

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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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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I have just bought tomtom via 160. I was told at the shopt that I have first to charge the battery for 5-6 hours. I've plugged the lead into a USB post in my computer but nothing seems to be happening....


Plug the power cord into the cigarett plug on you next ride
power the tomtom up after 5 mins
leave it on there for an hour
then at home plug the USB but also the tomtom

that should do it

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rene

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(1) Plug the unit into either a PC or your Car
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(3) Press and hold the power button for about 15-20 seconds until you see the start-up screen

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Hello. I have a problem that no one has seemed to be able to help me with. All i get is a dumbfounded look or scratch on the head. I have a Garmin Nuvi 780 GPS for the car. I do not have a cigarette...


Hi JoAnn, What you really need is a cigarette lighter socket in your car and this doesn't have to be a big problem. In most car accessory shops you can get cigarette lighter socket splitters, like the one at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-Cigarette-Lighter-Splitter-Adaptor/dp/B003TNYK7Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301407423&sr=8-1

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.

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Replacing the TomTom Go 530's battery is actually not all that hard as this video demonstrates:
The company that produced the video sells a kit which includes the battery and tools necessary to do this yourself if you'd like. See: http://www.newpower99.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TOMTOM+GO+530&Show=ExtInfo I swapped the battery of a friend's dying GPS using the aforementioned kit and all went well. His Go 530 is back up and running smoothly.
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Plug it into the cigarette lighter in the car, or through a usb on a computer to see if it works. If it does that measn a bad battery.

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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.
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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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