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We've had the Tomtom One for 2 years. Just

We've had the Tomtom One for 2 years. Just recently, the unit does not power up. My wife keeps it plugged in nearly all the time in the car's middle compartment and when needed, she pulls it out and uses the windshield suction cup.

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The internal battery must be allowed to discharge fully from time to time to keep the memory of the cell at full capacity.
If you don't let the battery run down it will act like a boiling kettle left switched on.
The chemical inside the battery loses its capacity to store energy thus the reason for total power failure.
The starting of the cars engine will create a power surge also and this will have a dire effect upon anything that is plugged in at the time, as electronic equipment uses milliamps and a cars starter motor has to have around 11 amps to turn it over. A faulty starter motor or any instance where the engine struggles to start the extra amps need to go somewhere and you may be lucky in that this surge has blown your in-line fuse which sits inside the cigarette lighter plug adapter thingy that is at the other end of your sat nav lead.
There you go! Two possibilities; dead battery or blown fuse?

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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Sounds like the power chord might have gone out on you. Lots of electronic stores (ex Best Buy) sell replacements. If that's not it I would replace it, they have improved them quite a bit. Good luck!

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