TomTom Rider v4 (2013) battery is not charging at bike mount

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  1. Thomas Stendel

    Thomas Stendel

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    Hi from Austria,
    While riding the TomTom Rider suddenly shut down (like it does when the ignition is turned off).
    Since then the TomTom Rider is not charging or turned on/off by ignition anymore.

    I checked the docking station using a multimeter:
    Lead plug: ~13V
    Outer two pins: ~5V

    I also cleaned the pins and male contacts at GPS side.

    My warranty ran out in 05/2015.
    Is there a way I can fix the device myselfe?
    Is there a way TomTom is fixing this after warranty with obligingness.

    I was always satisfied by the TomTom Rider, but the short life span of just about over 2 years is a clear downside.
    I hope this can be fixed.

    Thanks alot!
     
    Thomas Stendel, Aug 13, 2015
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    TomTom doesn't fix it (for free) after the warranty period. They might for a price. Does the device charge when connecting to the computer when using the cable that came with the device? Can you try keeping it connected to the computer for at least 2-3 hours and then try turning it on?

    Here's a video on replacing the battery on a Rider 2. I suspect a Rider 4 would be similar.

     
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    The device is charging without any problems, when connected via USB.
    The device is also running fine, while on battery.
     
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