How to Dismantle a TomTom One

Written by deborah mcdonald
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You have to dismantle your TomTom One to access and modify its hardware, such as expanding its memory, replacing its internal battery, or adding aftermarket upgrades. For those inexperienced in the task of taking apart consumer electronics, this can seem a daunting task. But it is a fairly simple procedure.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Very small Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Very small flathead screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Press down on the tabs under the grey frame with a small screwdriver. There are eight tabs in all, two on each side.

  2. 2

    Remove the frame once you've disengaged all eight tabs.

  3. 3

    Remove the four Phillips-head screws in the metal frame. Each one is near the corner.

  4. 4

    Pry out the three metal tabs on the bottom of the metal frame, and the four on top. They come out almost exactly as the tabs on the grey frame you removed earlier.

  5. 5

    Pull out the plastic ring encircling the screen.

  6. 6

    Pull the screen up, so that it's standing on its bottom edge. Without the frames, it should just come up.

  7. 7

    Disconnect the thin metal band from the plug on the right side.

  8. 8

    Remove the screen from the TomTom. Your TomTom is now dismantled.

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