Do I have connection cord failure?

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  1. kneale

    kneale

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    My antique TomTom XL will charge up using the car charger cord system, but when I try to connect to the computer using the USB cord, nothing happens. Is that cord fried? Is there some way to test it? Where can I get a replacement?
     
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    Do you have anything else to test with that PC USB cable?
    For charging a cable from the Dollar Store is good enough.
    They may even have cables for 2-way communication which is what you need if you want to connect to HOME on your PC.
     
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    Thanks for the link, dhn. $30 seems like a lot for $4 worth of parts.

    Arno, the tt has a mini connector end that appears to be unique.
     
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    Thought that the XL just used a standard USB Mini-B type connector.

    minib.jpg
     
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    As canderson says, it is run of the mill but, no longer in the dollar stores.

    Brand new $3,500 hearing aids from Switzerland still use them, they don't trust the minis.
     
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