- Dec 28, 2007
- Colorado, USA
- TomTom Model(s)
- GO720, GO740TM Live, GO 1535 Live, Via 1535, Via 1605, GO 52, GO 600, GO 620, GO 630, TomTom Bridge
I am new with GSP I pickup a 720 go refurbished and after I charged it for 4 hours it only showed 2/3 charged. I called tech service and had to send the unit in to them. I just got it back and they just swaped it out for a new one. I guess I scored.Very nice ! Thank You !
Of interest, the thing that led me to replace my battery (and eventually to write the instructions) was that my unit died about 1 month after I purchased it last year. Refused to see a satellite. I sent it back to TT for service, and received what I am sure to have been a refurb'd unit in return. Battery life on the refurb'd unit was only about 1/2 what I'd come to expect from my new unit. Could have griped, and probably should have, but was just happy to be back in service. So a year down the road, and after using my TT with a USB battery backup to wander the streets in Lisbon one day, I got fed up and went looking for a battery again. Fortunately, somebody here pointed me to a correct (read: direct) replacment unit, the one mentioned in the instructions. Prior to that, I'd only seen "similar" packs designed for other equipment that had other connectors or odd wire counts. These could have been modified to suit, but many wouldn't know which end of a soldering iron to apply to swap the connectors after cutting them loose.I am new with GSP I pickup a 720 go refurbished and after I charged it for 4 hours it only showed 2/3 charged. I called tech service and had to send the unit in to them. I just got it back and they just swaped it out for a new one. I guess I scored.
Just fine. Getting the same kind of use/charge that I had with my new 720 before they shipped me the refurb. Original unit died (looked like the SiRFIII chip gave up), and the replacement they sent was a refurb whose battery wasn't as good as I'd have liked. That's what prompted the entire thing.I'm just curious how your new battery is doing now that it has been installed for about 6 months?
I do not need that at the moment but your instructions were downloaded and saved in my computer's TomTom file for instant future access.
Thanks, I am very glad to have found the posts of you both.
Many thanks CandersonFind at the link specified a full, gory and detailed explanation of where you can procure a battery for your 720/730 920/930 unit, and how to disassemble the unit and install the new battery.
If you find anything unclear about it, or have questions, feel free to ask here or PM me. Sorry about the quality of a couple of the photos -- I wasn't working with much light, so the depth of field wasn't what it could have been on some of the tight shots.
Since the owners of TTForums limit the size of *.doc files to 19.5K, and this file is 4.1M in size, I've tried to link to an offline storage site. Please advise if there are ever any problems with that link.
Click here -> TomTom GO x20.doc
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