TomTom Battery Life...

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I've had my TT One XL Europe for about 18mths. and the battery is now next to useless.
    I've seldom used it without being plugged in and don't need need to use it outside the car but it now loses it's charge if not used for a few days .
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    This is really frustrating, you plug it in, switch on and it won't boot up, I assume it has lost it's memory, so you have to reset and wait for it to recharge before using .. :Doh:

    I Googled this problem and there are several forums discussing it, you can either send it back to TT for a new battery or buy one on-line. TomTom One XL Battery Replacement 1150mAh, PDA Batteries

    Has anyone else experienced this problem or attempted to change the TT battery ?
     
  2. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    Must be a problem wiyh that model mines TT510 still going strong with no battery problems, maybe poor quality battery or charging problem, think i would just get a new battery, probably cost that much to send it back

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    Hi
    We had trouble with our TT charging also, always having to reset it couldnt go anywhere without a supply of paper clips :Rofl1:
    I telephoned TT helpline who did a few check things like reset etc, it turned out our charger was faulty, they replaced it with a new one as there was still some warranty left f.o.c and it works a treat now, (the new charger cradle was a slighty better design too)

    Just an idea it could be the same fault

    champers
     
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    buccaneer Read Only Funster

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    Is it an easy job to change the battery or does it need any soldering?
     
  5. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks for that ..

    I recognise that scenario .. :RollEyes: but I don't have a charger, not supplied with it, it charges directly from the ciggy socket or the lappy usb ..
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    From what I've read, access to the battery is through the front bezel and it's a soldering job, the replacement battery has pig tails.
    Soldering isn't a concern but not so sure about removing the bezel .. or if it's a good idea..
     
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    I have a TomTom Go700. These were amongst the first TomTom brought out on the market and have been around a while now. Quite possibly considered 'old fashioned' or 'outdated'...........but,


    it is all still fully working.
     
  8. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    Not sure if this is your model ;but if it is relacement of the battery is straight forward he only probem is the special allen key tool
    I have actually got a set of these special tools, got them from aldi but think they are available at maplins.

    Click here

    scroll down for fitting images

    Regards
     
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    I still have the TT Go 300 and going fine.

    Amazed yours has gone early.

    Maybe it's because your is not active daily when you've been static?
     
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    champers Funster Life Member

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    Oh sorry, with ours it sits in the small cradle whether in the car or house whilst charging, well at least that is what I do :Doh:

    Have you checked the warranty time as ours was I think 2yrs (we werent aware that it was that, we thought it was only for 12mths) and we only had about a month to the end of warranty as it turned out, so had a nice surprise not having to fork out for any new part or a new TT

    champers
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks for the useful link.. will need to buy the security tools .. :thumb:

    Hi John

    Mine is used quite a lot in the toad.. so it hasn't been laying about idle ..

    From what I gather this is a common complaint with some TTs .. maybe I'm just unlucky .. :Doh:
     
  12. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    Jim

    Some suppliers include the tools to do this ;but you will need to google for them, there is no soldering the battery is simply connected by a plug.

    Regards
     
  13. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    damn .. and I just love a good soldering job .. :Laughing:

    that's the trouble today.. monkeys can now repair stuff .. :Doh:

    I've found the correct battery for TT One XL .. TomTom One XL Battery Replacement 1150mAh, PDA Batteries

    cheers
     
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    I agree, I have had three TomToms and the batteries give up long before they should. Its the periods of inactivity. Unlike say a phone, they are not constantly discharged and charged. I think as soon as they have been let to stay flat for a while they never recover.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I think you are probably right Jim, mine was fine until I left it languishing in the glove box of the RV for a few weeks before we had the toad, never been right since..

    But on the bright side, new battery is only about 8 quid, tool set from Maplin about the same.. and it looks a straight forward job... :Smile:
     
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