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Re: My indicators and battery icon
Is this the battery indicator in the car? More info needed here.
Secondly, is this the power indicator lights on an amplifier that won't go off after being shut down? If it is, make sure the remote turn on lead is hooked to a switched source and not a constant 12v one.
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One possible cause is that your battery is low or the battery can no longer hold a (good) charge. In this case, the TomTom is shutting down because there's not enough battery to keep it running, even though it is plugged into a power source.
To determine if the battery is the cause, try to charge the TomTom battery .... using a (USB) connection to your computer, or a direct power source (i.e. while the TomTom is not being used). Let it charge for a few hours until the batter charge indicator shows that it is fully charged (or just leave it charging overnight).
Then, unplug the TomTom from the "charger" and power it up. If the TomTom (battery) doesn't hold a (good) charge, the device will shut down within a few minutes, e.g. 10 mins or much less.
When you (then) plug the device into a power source, and it doesn't stay on (i.e. it keeps shutting down after 10 seconds), you can safely conclude that the battery is the cause of your problem.
Your GPS will "freeze" (i.e. stop and shut down) if / when the battery level is low on the TomTom. If you have plugged it in a power source to charge it and the battery indicator shows that it is fully charged ... and then, when you unplug it from the power source, it freezes after a short period of time, it is likely that the battery will no longer hold a good charge.
If it does that while the TomTom is plugged into a power source, it indicates that the battery does not hold a charge anymore.
If this is the case, you may wish to get the battery changed (at an authorized TomTom service center, or do it yourself ... after getting the appropriate replacement battery and the tools/kit, and instructions). Just remember to follow the (initial) charging instructions (after you get a new battery) ... to ensure that the battery will hold a good charge for a long time.
Or junk it and get a new TomTom.
There are a few things to check. The LED lights can tell you a lot. This will tell you more about the battery:
On the taskbar, double-click the power cord icon or battery icon to open the Power Meter dialog box.
Note: If the power cord icon or battery icon does not appear on the taskbar, click the show hidden icons button.
Press Fn+STATUS to view the power status box, which opens
in the upper-left corner of the screen. The power status box shows the
current power source, the battery charge level, and the power management
Look at the battery charge indicator (if applicable).
LED green - Battery is fully charged.
LED orange - Battery is charging.
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.
Note: This LED only lights up when the notebook is connected to AC power.
Press the battery meter button on the battery. The battery meter lights indicate the percentage of battery charge remaining.
Wait for a Low Battery warning message to appear.
If your battery charge indicator displays what looks like an inaccurate charge, you may need to recalibrate the battery.
To recalibrate the battery as mentioned, try this:
Connect the AC adapter and then turn on the notebook.
As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press the F2 key.
In the BIOS Setup utility, use the TAB key to select the Advanced menu.
On the Advanced menu, select Battery Auto Learning, and then press the SPACEBAR to select Enabled.
Use the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Exit menu. On the Exit menu select Exit Saving Changes, and then press ENTER.
At the Setup Confirmation prompt, select Yes, and then press ENTER.
The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you the progress.
When the recalibration has finished, and the message "Press [Esc] key to exit" appears, press Esc. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery charge.
The lights are indicators of power on or charging the battery or Internet connection activated. More than likely your battery is charging that is why when you shut it down the battery indicator lite may be on showing you that there is a charge going on. Check your manual for what each indicator light shows you. John
Change your AC charger. It's NOT charging "When the laptop is plugged into the AC, the power meter in windows
tells me that the power source is still batteries, and the battery
level drops by about 1% every few hours" That's the reason why: "battery has completely died" If you do not change it you'll continue to "still it gives me the same low battery indication and will not turn on.
Is the battery charged? What does the battery indicator say? If you are using it in the car, is the power cord connected and working properly? If it is working correctly, you should see a lightning bolt symbol over the battery bar graph showing that it is connected to an external power source and that it is charging.
In cases where the blinking low-battery icon appears indicating insufficient power, wait approximately 8 seconds until the LCD monitor display and the EVF become blank. Then switch to another power source or replace with fresh batteries.