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Is my TomTom dead for good?

Asked by SundayKittens (5834points) September 20th, 2010

I purchased my TomTom GPS about 2 years ago and it’s suddenly gone dead. It won’t turn on, even if it’s plugged in, though the green charge light is lit up. Has anyone experienced this? Do you think heat from leaving it in the car could do it?

I can’t imagine that a somewhat expensive piece of equipment like this would fall under the “disposable” technology category, like cell phones, etc. that are only expected to last 2 or 3 years…am I wrong?

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majorrich's avatar

I have had a similar problem with an iPod when the battery crapped out. I replaced the battery and it’s been fine for over a year now. YMMV.

SundayKittens's avatar

Was it difficult to change the battery?

MebiByte's avatar

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. You may not have the same luck as @majorrich did.

janbb's avatar

(this is just crying out for a “Social” wise crack)

SundayKittens's avatar

I don’t giiiiiit iiiiiit.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Have you been updating the software? I had a phone that quit working because it was incredibly behind on software updates.

Have you tried a hard reset?

SundayKittens's avatar

Thanks, BB! I’m going to try that.

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