Of late my gps tom tom1 goes blank and will not turn on again, It happens after about 2/3 continuous hrs of use. it's mounted in the bottom right hand corner of the windscreen. there's no warning to it's going blank, it just stops. no yellow put it away screen, just working and then not. It only switches on again once plugged into the computer and been re-set with a pin.
Hello, I have a GPS device model Tom tom 1 4n00.012 I have the LCD it is broken and needs can help Nmyr How can I get an LCD and also how much it cost with the wind thanks posts. My email address: email@example.com
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Is the unit connect to a power cable while you're using it? Sounds like the battery just runs down. Check your power cable, is it properly connected to the cigarette lighter adapter? Maybe your cigarette lighter is defective and the unit is not gettting power, therfore running on battery all the time
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Then you will have to connect it to a computer, back up your files, format the tom tom gps device and restore the software and try to turn it on to see if it will do the came. That will do the job for you. After doing that your gps device will be in good condition and work properly once again.
Have you installed anything lately? Do you have any sd card installed? Usually this is the cause for it to crash. There is a reset on the bottom of the nuvi, when it locks up blank, press the reset button and see what happens...
Radioland, I am having the same problem only I am trying to with mine only I am trying to update my guarenteed map. I have DSL and usually have no problem but it is taking over 3 hours to even attempt the download then I get a system error.
Unfortunately I have encountered the same issue with my Tom Tom Rider. I have worked out the problem is between the mounting bracket and the GPS unit. There are 4 little metal pins that spring in and out on the mounting braket that are supposed to be in touch with 4 metal cylindrical metal surfaces on the rear of the GPS head unit. This looks good in design and theory, but the GPS unit does not always make contact with the metal pins, hence allowing no charge to GPS unit and automatically turns itself off whilst riding.
I have sort to overcome the issue with building the rear of GPS head unit cylindrical contact points with solder. It is a fiddly fix, but to date this has overcome the issues you have named up. A small drop of self fluxing solder is all that is required. No more than 2mm projection off GPS unit.
Allow the solder to adhere to contact and move soldering iron towards the base of GPS unit. The reason for doing this is to allow the pins extra contact surface.
I found my pins on the mounting unit did not line up with GPS head unit when fitting together from new. It's not easy to see this, but shine a torch light as you bring 2 surfaces together and you will see what I mean. The mounting braket pins were slightly lower than the GPS contacts. This is what causes the problem.
Hopefully Tom Tom will redsign these on the next model or allow more contact space and tolerances to eliminate this frustration.
Nicky (fellow Tom Tom Rider)