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    sat nav advice needed

    guys need some advice on my tom tom xl sat nav
    it stopped working a couple of weeks ago so i returned it to halfords for a check
    was told that because i didnt use it much the batterie has probably died
    and not much i can do about it halfords would not replace it and nor probably tom tom
    trouble is its like new condition and been used about 20 times in four years .

    should i try and push it a bit wiyh halfords tom tom etc .
    through it out and give it up as a bad job
    or does anyone on here repair them or could get it swapped out .
    advice welcomed regards pete .

  2. #2
    TomTom will replace the batteries, at your expense.
    Probably be cheaper to buy a new one.

    Neil.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Roedinator View Post
    guys need some advice on my tom tom xl sat nav
    it stopped working a couple of weeks ago so i returned it to halfords for a check
    was told that because i didnt use it much the batterie has probably died
    and not much i can do about it halfords would not replace it and nor probably tom tom
    trouble is its like new condition and been used about 20 times in four years .

    should i try and push it a bit wiyh halfords tom tom etc .
    through it out and give it up as a bad job
    or does anyone on here repair them or could get it swapped out .
    advice welcomed regards pete .
    Pete

    A few thoughts...

    Does it work with the power led connected? If so I'd agree it probably is the battery. In which case, you could probably use it as is? Not ideal maybe but better than nothing.

    If it is the battery and Halfords won't do anything and you don't want to use it on a power lead then as Hornet says, probably best to buy another one (not a TomTom?!). If you felt like it, you could try and get into the thing and see if the battery is in fact replaceable - not a not to lose.

    Andrew

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    Pete, is the back not screwed on?
    As Andrew says probably worth a go just to see if you can replace the battery.
    basil.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    New battery is 9 from amazon and a a doddle to replace.



    Where to buy tomtom xl battery
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    guys many thanks for the advice will order a new battery from the link provided
    good old S D to the rescue again
    regards pete

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    As said, its a doddle, i fitted my own, its a 5 min job and yes 9.00 from Amazon or fleabay.

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    Tom Tom had a known fault with them, ring them up Pete and see what you can get out of them. a guy at work has done this and got a new one out of them.


    Jonathon

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    And Halfords say it can't be done???? They'd obviously rather sell you a new one. As Jonathan says, worth trying to get something out of TomTom before you take a screwdriver to your unit!

    Andrew

  10. #10
    What did you expect from Halfords

    H = Help

    A = Always

    L = Lacking

    F = Fix

    O = Or

    R = Renage

    D = Daily

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