my tom-tom keeps turning off while in route...it is not electrical, how can replace the device??

carreramia
carreramia Registered Users Posts: 7
Apprentice Traveler
the device screen goes black, it can last up to 10 seconds at a time, it also turns from horizontal to vertical and back...the device is fried, not reliable.....I need a replacement, it’s only a couple of years old.

Answers

  • rider1rider
    rider1rider Registered Users Posts: 1,411
    Exalted Pioneer
    lock screen orientation
  • carreramia
    carreramia Registered Users Posts: 7
    Apprentice Traveler
    no...that would only prevent it from switching orientation, not preventing screen from going dark. You have no other solution? From reading other posts this problem is not uncommon, and people have received a new unit as replacement. That’s what I want, after spending this kind of money.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,802
    Superuser
    Hi
    @carreramia
    Welcome to the site....
    You will need to Contact Tomtom Support….
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  • RoadRider
    RoadRider Registered Users Posts: 750
    Revered Pioneer
    edited March 2021
    Can also be a unstable BlueTooth connection.
    I had this problem twice.

    First time unsupported AD2P adapter. (Solution repower AD2P adapter and suspend/activate Rider)
    Second time my Phone. Solution reboot phone.

    You can check the in the Riders BlueTooth menu. An unstable connection is switching between connecting an connected.
  • MrTD
    MrTD Registered Users Posts: 69
    Prominent Wayfarer
    Sound like the same problem I am having with 2 devices one brand new one older.
    Black screen while navigating then it comes on like it has just started up but continues with the route that I was on, this all takes around 30-60 seconds
  • raesewell
    raesewell Registered Users Posts: 180
    Exalted Navigator
    I know this solution seems to have been rejected but here goes.

    Orientation Lock, try it before rejecting it.
  • MrTD
    MrTD Registered Users Posts: 69
    Prominent Wayfarer
    edited March 2021
    If you search youtube for Brand New Tomtom Go Professional 6250

    I have uploaded 2 videos of my device doing the fault one with the old software and part 2 has the updated software.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=gvwjCeEkTbA