Question about Tomtom GPS
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.
Posted on May 02, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tom Tom ONE Version 3
Found the problem being a corrupt file in the unit. Connected it to Tom Tom and deleted the file. The unit then started and the system replaced the file. Only problem cant remember the file name...found this solution on the web
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
The shut down' problem is caused by a faulty 'USB' charger socket
Swap out the socket and make sure you resolder ALL 5 terminals and the 4 pcb clamps.
Only attempt this if your skilled enough. A botched repair will not work and cause more even fatal damage to the pcb.
Sorry if I just depressed you but that's what need to be done.
TomTom support lie and tell you its the navcore, NOT
I have carried out this repair myself and it did cure the problem.
Posted on May 15, 2009
If the battery is flat or dead it will never go on until you either
charge the battery or change it. Batteries have a life of 2-3 years if used correctly.
That is charged using an AC source and definitely not starting the engine while the unit is plugged in.
1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged.
2. Try with different battery to determine whether the issue is with the battery or with the GPS device.
Hope this will help you.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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