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TomTom Repairs

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by davemercedes, Sep 11, 2019.

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    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Hello!

    Just wondering if anyone has experience of DIY repairs of a TomTom?

    I have a Go 6100 that needs a replacement battery. I've looked at YouTube and it seems relatively straight forward to break the unit open and then remove and replace it but it does involve keeping tiny screws safe etc. I suppose I can prepare for that by using a steel bowl with a magnet etc but that part does look a bit finicky.

    Any info would be appreciated!

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    Hello!

    Just wondering if anyone has experience of DIY repairs of a TomTom?

    I have a Go 6100 that needs a replacement battery. I've looked at YouTube and it seems relatively straight forward to break the unit open and then remove and replace it but it does involve keeping tiny screws safe etc. I suppose I can prepare for that by using a steel bowl with a magnet etc but that part does look a bit finicky.

    Any info would be appreciated!

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    davemercedes

    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Thanks, I'll probably give it a go - the repairers are getting very greedy these days.
     
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    If you have any parcel tape wrap some of that the wrong way around a box so the sticky side is on the outside. Then place the screws on the sticky tape in the order you removed them.
     
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    Hmm Good planning - thank you Blobcat
     
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    I think you would get more help on a navi forum if one exists. have you asked google.
     
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    YouTube usually has videos.
     
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    I think that’s what the site specialises in... :rolleyes::D:p
     
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    If you have a webcam then video yourself taking it apart so you have your own record of the order
     
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    Nothing scary there - apart from the ribbon cable locking tabs. I've seen a few disasters with people being heavy handed releasing them.

    Any computer shop or phone repair geezer could do that but I suppose they want their pound of flesh...
     
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    I've changed the battery in my Go6000, biggest problem was splitting the case. I used plastic trim removal tools that I happen to have rather than metal tools, and it took a while and patience before finally getting the case to come apart. Once I'd done that, the rest, following the Youtube video, was easy, as was putting it back together - and it still works, just used it tonight to and from our PCGB monthly meet!
     
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    I changed a battery on a 520 very straightforward.


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    I found that guitar plectrums worked very well at holding/wedging tight plastic cases apart when working my way around them..
     
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    Thanks for that - I bought a battery for my iPhone last year but never used it (gave it away) but it came with a kit including a couple of plastic tools rather line giant plectrums so I hope they'll be okay for the job.

    - atm:
    I'm watching my timing to avoid problems i.e.: so I can get it done and dusted through to live-run testing when we have no journeys planned!
     

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