GO 600 TomTom -Unit not charging

JohnOrrett
JohnOrrett Registered Users Posts: 8
Master Explorer
Hi, my Go 600 has suddenly stopped charging. I thought it was the official Tomtom car charger and USB cable, so replaced those with another official set. Still no joy, so tried connecting it to my PC on a USB cable that always works to do the updates on MyDrive Connect. I turn the unit on, and the red battery warning shows and the unit closes down.

The unit is 4FA60 4FA6.001.06.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks, John

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  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,844
    Superuser
    Answer ✓
    Hi @JohnOrrett

    Sounds like a battery failure.

    You can get replacement batteries form Fleabay and if you search youtube for Replace battery on Go 6000 you can see videos on how to do it..

    Doug

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  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,844
    Superuser
    Answer ✓
    Hi @JohnOrrett

    Sounds like a battery failure.

    You can get replacement batteries form Fleabay and if you search youtube for Replace battery on Go 6000 you can see videos on how to do it..

    Doug
  • JohnOrrett
    JohnOrrett Registered Users Posts: 8
    Master Explorer
    I have a brand new One battery and wondering whether it will be suitable.

    600 unit is 3.7v 1100mAh. One is 3.7v 1300mAh

    600 is 4.07Wh. One is 4.8 Wh.

    Both have a 3 wire connector block. Not sure if the differences would kill my 600.

    Any advice appreciated :)
  • down_under
    down_under Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    JohnOrrett wrote: »
    Hi, my Go 600 has suddenly stopped charging. I thought it was the official Tomtom car charger and USB cable, so replaced those with another official set. Still no joy, so tried connecting it to my PC on a USB cable that always works to do the updates on MyDrive Connect. I turn the unit on, and the red battery warning shows and the unit closes down.

    The unit is 4FA60 4FA6.001.06.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks, John

    Same thing happened to my GO 600. I bought a replacement battery package from Walmart. It comes with a tool and instructions. Its as good as new after then.

  • JohnOrrett
    JohnOrrett Registered Users Posts: 8
    Master Explorer
    Thanks for the advice down_under. Unfortunately it looks like the circuit board has short circuited, as there is a burn mark on the board :/