Introduction

GPS is not charging anymore. Replacement of the battery is needed in order for the device to charge. When prying do not use metal tools as this can cause static damage. The device can be identified by its model number which is located under the small panel on the bottom of the device.

Image 1/3: Twist the suction cup clockwise or counterclockwise while pulling back away from the device closer to your body until removed. Image 2/3: When reassembling twist the suction cup but, push in as oppose to pulling out. Image 3/3: When reassembling twist the suction cup but, push in as oppose to pulling out.
  • Locate the round suction cup on the back of the device.

  • Twist the suction cup clockwise or counterclockwise while pulling back away from the device closer to your body until removed.

  • When reassembling twist the suction cup but, push in as oppose to pulling out.

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Image 1/1: Insert 8mm Hex #T6 screw driver into screw.
  • Location of screw is where the suction cup was.

  • Insert 8mm Hex #T6 screw driver into screw.

  • Unscrew in counter clockwise direction.

  • When reassembling screw in the clockwise direction.

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Image 1/2: Try not to tear the screen open as you may break the part. Go about this gently but with enough force to remove the screen. Image 2/2: Try not to tear the screen open as you may break the part. Go about this gently but with enough force to remove the screen.
  • Pry along the edges with the plastic opening tool to separate the back and front panel.

  • Try not to tear the screen open as you may break the part. Go about this gently but with enough force to remove the screen.

My 1605M has the touch screen attached by a 4 conductor ribbon cable, making the job much more complicated than depicted in this guide.

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Image 1/3: Only do this step of placing the front panel on if you are completed. If there are still components needed replacing postpone this step until the end. Image 2/3: Only do this step of placing the front panel on if you are completed. If there are still components needed replacing postpone this step until the end. Image 3/3: Only do this step of placing the front panel on if you are completed. If there are still components needed replacing postpone this step until the end.
  • Place the new front panel (with new screen) on to the back panel. Press firmly along the edges to attach.

  • Only do this step of placing the front panel on if you are completed. If there are still components needed replacing postpone this step until the end.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew each of these in a counter clockwise direction. Image 2/3: When reassembling screw back in a clockwise direction. Image 3/3: The second picture is to represent where the four screws are located. The LCD screen does not disconnect from the motherboard until the next step
  • Keep the TOMTOM oriented so the curve is on the bottom. Locate the four 1mm Philips #J1 head screws attached to the motherboard.

  • Unscrew each of these in a counter clockwise direction.

  • When reassembling screw back in a clockwise direction.

  • The second picture is to represent where the four screws are located. The LCD screen does not disconnect from the motherboard until the next step

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Image 1/3: This will remove the LCD screen from the motherboard. Image 2/3: This will remove the LCD screen from the motherboard. Image 3/3: This will remove the LCD screen from the motherboard.
  • Remove the Blue Ribbon Cable by pushing each side of the plastic holder with the nylon spudger.

  • This will remove the LCD screen from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pull back away (in the opposite direction) from the connector. Image 2/2: Lift the circuit board to reveal the battery beneath.
  • Unplug the wire connecting to the battery by pinching the sides connected to the front screen.

  • Pull back away (in the opposite direction) from the connector.

  • Lift the circuit board to reveal the battery beneath.

  • When reassembling push back into connector. Do not need to pinch anything. The "click" sound insures solid connection.

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Image 1/2: Place the new battery where the old battery was located. Image 2/2: Place the new battery where the old battery was located.
  • Carefully pry loose using the plastic opening tool and remove the original battery.

  • Place the new battery where the old battery was located.

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Conclusion

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

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