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Garmin nuvi 200 appears dead

Used my nuvi 200 then turned it off. it won't come back on even though it's plugged in. ideas? less than 6 months old!!!!

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  • mscsac Dec 08, 2008

    Nuvi 200 dead, I pressed the reset button and charged for 4 hours, nothing.

  • chris4264 Jan 10, 2009

    yes i did press the rest buttom and it still does not come on

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Turned off the Garmin it appears dead and cannot find reset button on Gaqrmin 200 W

  • iwolfnan Jan 11, 2009

    turned my nuvi 200 off and cannot turn it back on. It is charged and I don't know where the reset button is

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    My garmin was on in the car and it shut down and now it won't come on.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    My garmin nuvi 200w is 3 days old. I will not turn on at all or respond to external power. I found the reset button under the bottom sticker. I guess you have to turn it on first to reset it. Befor this happened I had updated the software and added voices and car icons. Maybe this is the cause of the problem. I will probally just exchange it for a new one.

    Happy times.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Did you try pressing the reset button on the bottom?

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Hit the reset button on the bottom 

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If you've tried a hard reset and nothing happens, your ON/OFF switch might be broken. If it's still under warranty, return to Garmin for repair. If it is out of warranty, and you've tried all suggestions here, try this website. They replace the ON/OFF switch with a new one. Fixya.com is not affiliated with this website but they do seem to have a good track record.

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Garmin Nuvi 200 - continually updates firmware


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W. You will find the newest version WebUpdater if you follow my links, released March 31, 2010. I think you will find between a Hard Reset and the new software, your Nuvi will be better than new again.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

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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.

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Will not turn on


I have a garmin 255W when turning on all itdoes is go to a white screen with black dot thatsay Press dot .It wont turn on how do you fix this

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I have a nuvi 200, less than 2 yrs old. Has probkems acquiring satelite. Has GPS sw 2.50b and audio 2.20. Also, where and how much is usb adaptor that fits to left side of unit (special plug in to unit


Acquisition of satellites has been addressed in new firmware / system software updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W.

The usb cable you require is a standard USB to mini-USB cable. MP3 or camera cables will work.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

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Garmin nivi 200 won,t turn on


The mini-USB jack needs to be either resoldered or replaced. When the jack is loose, you will not be able to charge the internal battery. The jack becomes loose from overuse. The jack needs more mechanical support to the pronted circuit board. I have fixed this problem many times.

- Jim

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I had the same issue..what a pain in the ****.
I came up with a solution that worked for me.
After the update i deleted gmapprom.img and then created my own map using the garmin MapInstall program. start>programs>garmin>mapinstall

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GARMIN NUVI 200 SAYS NO DETAILED MAPS FOUND THAT SUPPORT ROUTING


You can download new maps..........free......................but..........

I had this problem last year with my garmin 200 and when I called they said that I was out of the 60 day time window for a free map upgrade but they would give it to me anyway. They gave me detailed instructions on how to download a new map free of charge but they didnt explain which selection replaced what I already had on mine.
As a result, I downloaded the wrong maps and have much less detail. Even though its the "2009" version, its less acurate than my old maps were. But its worth a shot, better than paying for them.

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folks, the garmins have an on-board battery that needs to be powered up (at least occasionally) via the usb port - like from your computer. just using the dc car power cord does nothing for this battery. i've had this exact same problem on both my 760 and 780 nuvi units. fixed it using the usb charge. seems to run down differently for all the various nuvi models. my regular charge will hold for 7 hours on my old 660, my 760 and 780 work about 5 hours. my 'power up' failed on the 660 after 10 months with no internal battery charge, but the 7xx models only took about 5-6 months to 'fail.' hope this helps. jack b :-) in midland, tx usa

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Do you have a garmin home charger.
To do a test , is that working when you connect your unit with the car charger.

Less than 0.9 % of the units has a battery problem. I don't think you have one.

When it's full charge , what is the maximum bars you get ?

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