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Disassemble tomtom xl

How do i disassemble my tomtom xl. I have removed the 4 screws but i cannot get it apart.

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  • ostryjak Mar 29, 2009

    I did need to use a small screwdriver - my nails are too soft and plastic just doesn't do it. I did not mark the plastic (and would it really matter if you did have a dink in it ? I don't think so) and once I had started the case opening I worked my way around the edge using the screwdriver popping the 2 pieces apart until they eased apart like a clamshell opening. 

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    The back was already off as smartinks states he has removed 4 screws ( there are 4 more to remove) 8 in all. The cable loom ease the ends of the larger (to screen) plug fixture back at each end then ease out cables. Remove smalle push in plugs.
    I need to also get my screen out to put in replacement and am not sure how to proceed, any tips appreciated

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have just replaced my tomtom one XL screen and all is working well. Please disregard my last posting .

    To remove the back. as you look at the back, on the top left is a catch (burried eyelet) underneath inside is a sprung loaded catch. use a small screwdriver or a piece of bent wire to pull until the corner opens, now work the opening around until the back opens, be careful of cables. Unplug the 2 plugs located at the side . unscrew 4 internal screws.

    To release the wires from the screen, ease up the plastic wedge from each end of the wires and ease out the wires. Its a small plastic lug just to the left and right of the wires, this is very fiddley to replace

    I would not recomend anyone with no electrical training to undertake this. The screen has to be popped out from the front. General advice touch as little as possible. Good luck



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once you have taken the 4 screws apart, the back cover is attached to the front one with plastic latchs. To open them, the best is to use one nail or a thin piece of plastic. Do not use an screwdriver or any other metallic tool or the covers will be marked. Begin with one of the sides, then the other, then the top (or the botton, I don't remember). You should not apply a strong force, and be very careful when it is almost done, as the cables connecting the battery and speaker are very short and could e damaged if the case opens suddenly.
Be gente and you'll be done.

Hope this helps.

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If my screen glass, that cover the LCD screen, is broken, do I need to buy a new LCD screen. That is, it attached as one unit? Or can one buy the glass separate from the LCD screen

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My screen is broken is there any fix thanks steve

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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