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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: TOMTOM RIDER V2
Internally , the Rider is very similar to other tomtom models . From what you describe it sounds like your charger has gone faulty ( quite common ) . There is a sensing wire that goes from the charger to the plug tip to check the voltage is at 5v . If this sense wire becomes detached or broken then the charger will increase the voltage and unfortunalely , in turn fries 2 chips inside your TomTom . ( these are numbers U24 and U25 in most tomtoms ) . Its not possible for a standard electronics technician to repair these as it need someone experienced with these tiny components and also requires use of special tools and soldering techniques. You will have to have it repaired by either TomTom or a suitable TomTom repair centre . Even then , if the blown chips have got really hot then it's possible they have burnt the circuit board tracks and in this case a repair isn't possible. Throw the existing charger away as if you do get it repaired plugging that one in could easily cause your TomTom to blow again. You can check the voltage output of your charger using a multimeter which would probably confirm what I say above . Sorry to be barer of bad news.... Good Luck
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
If it will switch on when connected to mains or car charger then perhaps your battery has had it. My battery no longer retains charge even when not in use. Suggest try new battery.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
It is possible that the cvar charger fuse has blown. Undo the tip and remove and replace !amp fuse and all should be fixed.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2009
You can purhcase the new TomTom Rider 2 map update for $79 from TomTom.
If you have your receipt as proof of purhcase, you maybe able to take it back to the retail store you purhcased it from and see if they can assit you with TomTom.
Contact TomTom customer support directly to see if they can assist you also.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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