The smooth operator voice never shouts, or scolds as you miss turnings or didnt quite listen to what they had to say! And then one day.............
The screen goes dead.
With a Tom Tom there is only one button you can push and hold. A moments flicker of the screen and then that is that. After 2 happy years of travel you came to trust your Tom Tom. Now with a critical meeting to get to what do you do? A quick stop off at the local shop and purchase a new model? Thats what I had to do.
Stuck half way on my journey with no map or detail on how to get to my client all I could think to do for speed is to drop into a car showroom and buy a new model.
Crisis over and once home the obvious had happened. The internal rechargeable battery had died a sudden unexpected (and untimely) death.
Step 1: Remove the contents from its black shell.
1) Very weird so that no screwdriver will fit
2) Very tight so even if you lash-up a makeshift tool then your hands bleed.
I had to modify a jewel screwdriver. The small size that fitted just bent. So I had to get the bigger oversized jewel screwdriver and grind down the point with an angle grinder.
On the back and under the rubber bars you will find the screws. Please note that you will need the strength of Sampson to get the little buggers to turn. So tightly are these grub screws bored into the frame that you can expect some tears. This is my home made screwdriver doing its bit.