TomTom One not charging: fix »
FERDY CHRISTANT - MAR 25, 2008 (06:35:42 PM)
Since about a year I own a TomTom One navigation system. Since a few weeks, it fails to charge in the car charger. It does charge when connected to the computer though. I initially thought this was due to the car charger cable being broken, so I bought a new one.
The new cable did not work either, though. Looking into the issue further, I noticed that the charge light of the TomTom does not light up unless I manually jam the car charger in with a bit of force. Without the manual help, it simply does not make contact and charge. The solution is to strip a few mm from the car charger cable (on the side of the cable that connect to the device) using a small cutting blade. With the cable stripped, it will mount to the device properly and charge again. You can see this from the green light on top of the TomTom One.
Appearantly this is a very common TomTom issue, so I hope this helps anyone.