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Garmin nuvi 200

My Garmin does not want to connect with my computer because there is no maps availible on it, for some reason the maps got lost.
I can turn it on and charge it, but that is all.
When I connect it to my computer it dos not pick up the Garmin at all.
I made a back-up off my Garmin files, but there is no way to copy it back on to my Garmin.

Any solutions, please?

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Re-Register, Re-update, at Garmin.
Go to your account to manage your maps,
You can do what you want with them, from here.
copy to device.

Hope this helps

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The same thing happened to me. I called customer service
1-800-8001020 and they put all the ino back by linking into my computer. I really hope this works fr you!

Posted on Sep 20, 2009


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