03-12-2012 07:12 PM
Yes, I too had a VIA130 arrive from Amazon with no battery life - they must have had a few too many sitting around on their shelves, including some that were drained and probably why they were selling them cheap on their Black Friday deals. To be fair they sent out another as soon as I reported it and the replacement is fine.
03-12-2012 09:30 PM
Doing a search on google highlighted a few from Amazon with the same problem, glad the replacement works, my replacement has been dispatched, fingers crossed this one will work ok too
05-12-2012 12:10 PM - edited 05-12-2012 12:16 PM
Just a thought on these Amazon Tomtoms
Does It count down from 10 sec or just die if the later your battery is flat/dead ,charge for a minimum of 2hrs.
With a 10 sec countdown is in the power saving menu.
Left cursor twice
Device stays on
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05-12-2012 12:23 PM
There was no countdown or anything, I had already ticked the box for the device to stay on, it just wouldn't work without being plugged in to a power source, no matter how long it had been charged for.
I have now received my placement and this works fine, good service from Amazon, it was quick and easy to get a replacement
05-12-2012 09:26 PM
Yes, same as previous responder. No power at all unless connected to some sort of charger, i.e. car charger, USB mains charger (which I bought in case it was the car charger that had been at fault!), or USB connected to a computer; flat again as soon as connector was withdrawn. Anyway, quite happy now unit has been replaced, except I'd already registered the first unit (duh!) and had to phone TomTom to register the replacement instead because of TomTom's stupid idea that you can only have one satnav unit per email address. But that's another story ....
12-12-2012 11:01 AM
I'm having exactly the same problem, via 130 works when plugged in but check battery status and it says 0% power remaining source battery power even when plugged in. no battery symbol but computer symbol in bottom left of display. I have ticked stay on when removed from external power source but as sson as I unplug cable it powers off and won't power on until I plug it back in
27-12-2012 09:40 PM
28-12-2012 02:55 PM
This seems to be a more general problem with the Via 130. We got one for Christmas and it didn't charge the battery at all. So we went back to the store (Mediamarkt, great service and support) and they offered us a new one. They told us it was already the third one with that problem in one week. So we asked them to test the new one and guess what, it didn't charge the battery either. So they gave us the third one and tested it and it worked. I guess TomTom must be getting back quite some of these devices with the same complaint from the shops?