Got wet, dried for a week, screen now lights but nothing on it.
Put a wet hat over the 200, when I plugged it in the screen came on but looked wierd then went blank. Nothing would come on but today about ten days later the screen lit up but nothing on it. Can it be sent for repair or reset as the OTR driver mentioned. I tried it but without success, perhaps not long enough.
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Probably still wet on internal electronics.
I would disconnect it's power input. Open it up & check for moisture. Blow out with gentle dry air or If still damp, place a small cotton bag full of rice inside and let that suck all the moisture out for a few hours.
Take a look at rear USB port. Insert the plug. Gently wiggle the plug. Does the USB port appear loose? A common problem with this model is that there is little mechanical support for the USB connector. If it breaks off of the printed circuit board, there battery will nit be able to be charged and the unit will appear dead. Have you tried holding down the power switch for at least 10 seconds?
Liquid and electronics don't mix. You can cause more damage leaving the power applied to the unit when it is wet. Water is conductive due to the metals found in water. This can short out components and damage them.
Electronics that get wet need to be taken apart right away and washed in a 90% alcohol bath and blown dry with compressed air. The alcohol displaces the water and will dry on its own. The compressed air helps speed up the drying process and blow out any residue in hard to reach places or under parts.
If the unit is allowed to dry without being cleaned, a white residue will form around components and the residue can short out connections.
There are some parts that can't be recovered due to getting wet, like LCD displays, batteries and speakers.
I would suggest taking the unit to a professional to have it looked over. There are some places that won't work on water damaged electronics because even if you can revive them, there is no guarantee they won't die tomorrow and many places will not offer a warranty on water damaged unit.
If it's still wet, don't do ANYTHING until it drys out. May take a few days until it does. Putting in a warm, dry environment will help. Like on your dashboard on a warm day. After you know it's dry, plug in and see what happens. Worst case it doesn't work because of a short or corrosion. Best case it works. If there was a way to get the battery out that would be best. Then wait for it to dry out. If it doesn't work you may have to send back to Garmin for repair. Or replace it. Good luck.
Probably the plug on the navman has suffered what we call dry solder joints from inserting and pulling out the charger you need a tech to fix it. soldering is nesessary shouldnt be too expensive I fixed mine its about half an hours work if not too damaged inside
same here! first my original car charger stopped working, so i purchased a replacement (a generic one off ebay), plugged it in and the little light on the top right turns on. but i have not been able to turn it on. i've left it charging for at least a half hour and nothing. any ideas?