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Guide to replace the battery in the Tom Tom XL.

  1. TomTom XL Battery Replacement, Screen and Motherboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Slip a small plastic opening tool underneath the screen bezel, gently sliding it around the inside edge.

    • Starting at the corners, carefully pry up the screen bezel.

  2. TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws around the edge of the screen.

  3. TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide a small plastic opening tool under the top portion of the metal frame and gently lift it up.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool around the inner edge of the metal frame until it feels loose.

    • It may take some time to release the frame from the housing. Some force may be necessary—but be careful not to bend the frame's fragile interior bracket.

    • Remove the frame from the housing.

  4. TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Lifting from the upper edge of the screen, tilt the screen away from the device.

    • Tilt the screen slowly. Flipping the screen up too quickly may damage the display cable.

  5. TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws connecting the motherboard to the plastic housing:

    • Two Phillips #00 screws are located at the bottom of the first picture.

    • The third screw is hidden under the orange ribbon cable, near the screen.

    • You may have to carefully lift the screen in order to reach this screw.

  6. TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 TomTom XL Battery Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the screen and motherboard over.

    • Gripping the plastic casing, disconnect the battery cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the speaker cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard and screen from the housing.

  7. TomTom XL Battery Replacement, Battery: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Slip a small plastic opening tool under the battery and slowly pry the battery up.

    • The battery is held on with strong adhesive, so it may require some force. Work slowly and carefully to avoid damaging the housing

    • Remove the battery from the housing.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Note: There are several variants of this. Some of them have 2 screws on the bottom under the stickers. You'll need to remove those first.

nathan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Awesome and very detailed guide. Thanks for this.

Phil Harris - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Great demo, for replacement tomtom batteries take a look at : TomTom batteries

based in the UK they are reliable and give a truly longer charge

Kermit45 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

This was a great help. Followed the instructions and it was that easy. Thanks

mark - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

nathanrenniewaldock is right... I cracked my screen before finding the hidden screws on the bottom. what a silly company to use the same name for different models!

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