Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the battery of the TOMTOM XL if the battery is dead or malfunctioning.

Remove the 4 .4mm screws on the back of the device. Remove the 4 .4mm screws on the back of the device.
  • Remove the 4 .4mm screws on the back of the device.

Using the palate knife tool, pry the back from the LCD screen. Apply a moderate pressure to separate them.
  • Using the palate knife tool, pry the back from the LCD screen. Apply a moderate pressure to separate them.

  • You can rotate TOMTOM XL to make prying back off easier.

  • Be careful not to injure the two wires connecting the pieces.

After prying both halves apart, they will be connected by two wires.
  • After prying both halves apart, they will be connected by two wires.

  • Carefully set the two halves next to each other making sure not to stress or damage the wires.

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Using the tweezers separate the wires connecting the battery and speaker to the mother board. Be gentle while pulling the wires out, the plugs are easily injured.
  • Using the tweezers separate the wires connecting the battery and speaker to the mother board.

  • Be gentle while pulling the wires out, the plugs are easily injured.

Using metal palate knife pry the battery from the back panel.
  • Using metal palate knife pry the battery from the back panel.

Place the backside of the battery on the sticky side of the double sided tape. Using the tech knife, trim the extra tape to the size of the battery. The tech knife is sharp, be careful when cutting the tape.
  • Place the backside of the battery on the sticky side of the double sided tape.

  • Using the tech knife, trim the extra tape to the size of the battery.

  • The tech knife is sharp, be careful when cutting the tape.

Remove the back of the double sided tap. Place the new battery back inside the back panel of TOMTOM XL. Make sure the wire from the battery is going in the correct direction.
  • Remove the back of the double sided tap.

  • Place the new battery back inside the back panel of TOMTOM XL.

  • Make sure the wire from the battery is going in the correct direction.

Reconnect the battery ribbon cable to its port. Reconnect the battery ribbon cable to its port. Reconnect the battery ribbon cable to its port.
  • Reconnect the battery ribbon cable to its port.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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