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TomTom shuts down enroute

My TomTom will suddenly, without warning shut itself off during a trip. If I press the on-button it will not turn back on. I have to leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before I can get it to start back up. Sometimes when it does this, I have a gray screen with black vertical lines (i.e. not completely turned off). It starting doing this about 2 months ago, intermittently, now it seems to do it every two hours during a long car trip. It's been a real problem since long car trips are usually in places that we aren't familiar with (i.e. don't know where we are). I have resorted to printing off Mapquest directions again, just in case we get stuck in the middle of nowhere. . .

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It sounds like a low battery, if you have an AC charger for this unit use it before starting out DC does not charge sufficiently to maintain long term use. It is more of a maintenance trickle charge.
Other than that get a new battery fitted and dont start the engine with the gps plugged in to power unitil enine is going this way your battery will last longer and not spike the mother board. What you never heard of this? it is such a common happening and TOMTOM love selling new boards that;s why they dont tell you this piece of information.

But seriously the replacement battery should solve your problem

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