Go 2535 Live Appears To Be Dying - What Now?

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    I believe my current model is 2535. I've had it a while. Like it...traffic is pretty darn good (except when I'm in NYC then it seems to disappear). I'm able to enter my own POIs. Since I'm in sales I have a huge database of customer POIs which are crucial. Also make good use of Google search function when looking for customers and other places of interest.

    I don't need bluetooth. I don't use anything to do with the phone integrated with TT. I don't want to have to use my iPhone since it's a company phone and I may not always have it available. I want to be able to transfer my existing custom POIs over to any new unit I purchase. Although it seems like a fine feature, I never talk to my GPS so that's not important.

    Any recommendations for me?
     
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    What do you mean by 'dying'?
     
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    Shuts off intermittently for no apparent reason. Tried cleaning the contacts points to no avail. Seems to be random, but happening more and more frequently. Yesterday it shut off 3 times in a span of about 10 minutes. For a while it seemed to stay on more when I took it out of the holder/stand and held it on my lap (which obviously I don't want to have to do long term), but now that isn't working either as it still shuts off even when held on my lap. There are times when it will run without shutting off for over an hour. I haven't figured out any particular pattern to it.
     
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    I presume it is connected to a car charger when in use. If so, do you see a battery icon on the driving view screen? Is it possible that the battery is getting flat? Might it be shutting down in a device overheating situation? Things to consider....
     
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    Yes the battery is virtually useless. When not on the charger it shuts down within a minute or so. The battery icon does not show up before it shuts down randomly. Doubt it's overheating just because it happens when the car is very cool.

    Honestly I'm willing to live with it a while longer, but I rely heavily on the GPS and my wife thinks I'm very distracted when dealing with it shutting down so she's insisting I get a new one out of concern for my safety.

    I've had the Go 2535 Live (I can confirm that is the one I have) for a few years now and was hoping the technology has gotten even better. Not seeing any info motivating me to replace the Go 2535 Live since I'm not so sure the technology is better.
     
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    By the way, I've been using the GPS connected to my computer this morning downloading updates. Has not shutoff at all. Maybe it's a problem connected to my car battery. I've had some corrosion on the battery terminal which ended up shutting down the electric system in my car. Still working through that issue. Car electrical system is working, but it's McGyvered until my Ford dealer gets the part needed to fix it correctly. Not sure how the two issues could be related, but I think I'll wait at least until the car battery problem is fully resolved.
     
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    How to replace the battery:

     
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    So I've considered the battery replacement angle, but thinking it won't work for a couple of reasons. First, my wife replaced the battery on her TomTom a few years ago. It didn't work when she was done, and she ended up having to buy another unit anyway, and was out the cost of the battery to boot.

    Second, I continue to have no shut off problems with my TomTom when it is connected to my computer and downloading updates. I just finished downloading maps this evening with no shut off. Seems to me that if the virtually useless battery was the problem then the TomTom would shut off randomly regardless of where the device is connected.

    I'm going to try replacing the USB port cigarette lighter adapter. I've had it a few years. Because the unit works when connected to my computer, but not when connected to my car via the adapter maybe I can fix the problem fairly cheaply.

    I'm still left wondering if TomTom has a unit comparable or better than the TomTom Go 2535? Or should I go the replacement route should I look for another 2535?
     
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    Well, you can try to find a 2535 somewhere.
     
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    Thanks I've been looking into it. Surprised that the 2535 has not been replaced by something better or equivalent. Hopefully this problem goes away when I try a new USB port in my car. I guess I'll try to buy another 2535 if all else fails.
     
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    You can find USB backup batteries (eg: plug the battery into the lighter, plug the 2535 into the battery). They are all over amazon but look for one that can be used simultaneously while charging.

    This way, if there is intermittent car power failure, the battery should hold power for the few minutes/seconds and keep the 2535 from turning off.

    You don't need a high-capacity one, just one that can cover for intermittent car system power outages.
     
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