Hema GPS Battery issue

Submitted: Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 18:13
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Got my GPS back from Hema, (well past warranty) they reflashed it and provided a new charge lead but did not replace the battery. It holds no charge at all, only ever held a few minuites when new.

Since the GPS is next to useless anyway I decided to open it up and have a crack at replacing battery myself. Nothing with that part number came up on google so I bought a TomTom v2 v3 1200mah replacment battery, $10.99 from ebay. Orig bat was 1700mah and larger in dimension.
The tom tom plug dosent fit so cut & soldered color for color of the 3 battery wires & voila - works better than new. Holds charge over an hour !!

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Reply By: CJ - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 18:51

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 18:51
Good to see you resolved your battery issue

But it may be misleading to others by saying the GPS is next to useless

I think you may refer to the on-road/city section powered by Route 66. Yes it is not the best but the off-road moving hema maps is a good as it gets and very user-friendly.

CJ
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Follow Up By: Going Bush - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:12

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:12
Sorry, I meant that it was next to useless with the battery how it was, and yes the moving map is good stuff
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:40

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:40
The whole package is grossly overpriced in my humble opinion Take the HEMA part away and you are left with a questionable investment. Better off hacking a Navman MY55T and loading Oziexplorer with Hema maps. Get the best of both worlds!!
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Follow Up By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:43

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:43
Hi
You can do the same, with a generic Chinese unit, and replace the menu system.
Chinese Unit's
New Menu System
Cheers
Neil
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Follow Up By: CJ - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:35

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:35
Yes I one do all of the above, do it yourself and do it cheaper, or not..
With technical know-how, time to research and time to install the software correctly you can create an equal (perhaps even better?)

But I don't have the technical know how, and I don't have the time. So for me the Hema is perfect. It just works perfetly. I would do those hours overtime at work and it pays for the unit! PLUS have a warrenty on the complete unit and software combined.

But for others it sure may be different.

CJ
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 08:46

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 08:46
Are there some parts if this story missing ? If the original battery only ran it for a few minutes after a charge, you would have had grounds for a warranty replacement - don't they claim around 5 hours ?
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Reply By: Member - Paul F (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 15:24

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 15:24
Pity you have problems. I get about 3 hours of battery from my Hema, and its over two years old. It was never as good as the Garmins I use for other purposes, but I got used to it.

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