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Just got a nuvi 200 and can't even charge it .I have an adapter for my cell phone but see no place on nuvi to plug it in. GuessI should stick to road map !?

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The charging port is a mini-USB socket located on the rear of the unit. You should have received a car charger with the unit if it was new.

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The unit will take a very slow charge via your computer. I tell most people no it doesnt charge VIA your PC just because it takes soooo long. I recommend getting a new power cable from GPSCity. Just call them up or follow the like to the cable you need.

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http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-mini-usb-12v-cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-nuvi-in-web-packaging.html

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My Nuvi 200 will not charge and the USB port


My condolences. I would suggest you plug the unit in to your computer's USB port using an appropriate data cable (in case you no longer have the Garmin data cable, there are lots of devices, including cameras, that use such a cable with the large USB plug at one end and the mini-USB at the other). That would give you a handle on where the fault lies -- in the auto charger cable itself vs the nuvi's socket. If the nuvi charges from your computer, you're halfway home; if not, I suspect the cost of repairing the nuvi's USB jack could exceed the cost of a replacement unit.

Mar 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Have a phone charger 12 volt that fits and charges the nuvi 200 but with it plugged in it wont show anything but a computer and nuvi on screen. unplug and it works but only for a while til needs a new...


thats because the phone charger is wired different to the gps charger , u need a genuine charger, if when pluged into pc it takes longer to charge, best to have gps turned off while charging from pc..... if it still does not work/ hold charge battery in unit gone , caused by being in active for over 3 months

Dec 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I have had my garmin nuvi 200 for almost a year now and only recently it has been acting up. i have been going the same route for a few days so i have an idea on where i am going and where i need to turn....


your battery is low on power and needs to be fully charged. It may be that your battery needs changing.

DC does not fully charge it and also starting the engine while plugged in will eventually ruin the battery and affect the sirf chip. Charge it on AC or via the USB

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Dec 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Has been working fine..now will not turn on.


It sounds like a dead battery?
When it is plugged into the car, you should see a charging symbol, or it will say charging if the screen is off.
Are you sure it is getting power from the car? Check the fuse for the lighter socket, also the power cord has a fuse in the end that goes into the cigarette lighter socket, if you twist the end of the adapter it should open and expose a fuse.
Check these fuses to be sure.

Hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Is m Garmin nuvi 200 GPS charging


Merritt, Your Garmin Nuvi does not have a charging indicator similar to say your Cell ph. Simply a battery charge indicator scale. Normal full charge time is approximately 3 to 4 hr. If you looking to ensure your unit is in fact charging Plug in & then remove the connection, Your unit will pop-up a screen to request if you wish to remain on battery power. I hope this helps you.

Mar 09, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Id the Garmin Nuvi 200 supposed to function when plugged in?


Are you using the factory supplied Power cord or a standard Sony-type plug?

Mar 01, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Without plugged in my garmin nuvi 200 will not work


That means that you have to replace the battery.

The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760

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The Nuvi units are short on battery life and therefore Garmin has given you a connector other then USB to power your unit while in a car. You need to carry that. It's just a design flaw. If you try to rely on the battery of your Garmin Nuvi, you have less than 2 hours even on a full charge. And carrying the USB adapter which plugs into the cigarette lighter socket won't allow your unit to run while charging. so you need to take the adapter charger bracket that comes with the unit if you need it for longer trips.

Jul 10, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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We did not have a charger to plug in the GPS to charge, so my husband plugged it into a battery charger. I guess the battery charger was low, so it drained the unit rather than charging it. It was so low it would not come on again. I have an electric charger that adapts the car charger into AC current, so I tried that and the unit came on. Problem solved and the GPS is working again. Thanks for responding.

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