If the battery in your TomTom Go 700 mobile global positioning system (GPS) device dies, the company will replace it for you if the unit is still under warranty. However, you can do it yourself if you must. Before you take the unit apart, make sure you have the correct model replacement battery to put in. Most stores that sell the TomTom also carry batteries. If you can't find one there, the batteries are sold at online auction sites and stores.
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Things you need
- Replacement battery
- Small flat-headed screwdriver
Remove the silver plastic frame on the front of the unit. Feel around the frame with your fingers to find any loose spots, then use your fingernails to gently pry the frame off, starting at the loose spot and working your way around the frame.
Remove the four screws that attach the screen to the unit and remove the screen.
Remove the two screws that attach the speaker to the unit. These are two gold screws in the green circuit board. Move the speaker off to the side. (Leave the speaker wires connected. You just need to move the speaker out of the way, not completely disconnect it.)
Remove the two screws holding the thin silver shielding (it looks like tin foil) in the middle to expose the battery. These screws are black and are located on each side. Once the shield is removed, you will see the battery roughly centred with the wired connection port in the corner.
Disconnect the wires from the port and remove the battery. Insert the new battery and connect the battery wires to the port.
Replace the silver screen over the battery, then the screws, the speaker, the speaker screws, the screen, the screen screws and finally the silver frame.
Tips and warnings
- It is helpful to have a clear work area. The screws are very small and can be easily lost.
- Opening the unit will void your warranty and should only be done as a last resort.
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