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New Garmin 260 W won't do anything when plugged in.

The Garmin was purchased as a Christmas gift. Nothing worked when it was plugged in. I HAVE THE NUVI 200W AND IT WORKED ONE SECOND THEN DEAD... I HAVE BEEN CHARGING VIA PC FOR 2 HOURS IT STILL WILL NOT WORK

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Your PC may not be able to charge it. If it does it's only a trickle charge. May take a day or two
The Garmin cigarette lighter charger take 4 hours.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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My garmin nuvi 2595 lmt will not turn on, recharge, nothing but a black screen. I pressed what i think was the reset button several times but nothing. Once I heard a sound as if it was going to turn on...


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?

Aug 14, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 200W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 200W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Got a used garmin nuvi for christmas from flea market no papers but it want pinn # how can i unlock it


Unfortunately, you cannot unlock it. It can only be unlocked by the original owner with either a PIN or taking it back to their 'security location' which they set. Otherwise, you have to send it to Garmin with the original receipt from an authorized Garmin dealer and they will unlock it for a fee. If you/gift giver got this from a flea-market, it looks like you are out of luck in unlocking it.

Dec 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I was just given the Garmin 255W as a Christmas gift.Can you purchase the lifetime maps or do you have to pay for each update after the 60 day free update is over.


There are no lifetime maps for your Garmin nuvi. Garmin updates their maps over time, so there are no lifetime maps available for the device. There are free maps and you can buy maps from Garmins website.

Dec 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200w while charging the battery it started to flash and went dead. It will not respond.


Your Nuvi has suffered the firmware or system software equivalent of a stroke.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

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.

Sep 04, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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New Garmin 260 W won't do anything when plugged in.


The Garmin doesn't need to plug into anything to work normally.  Just turn it on!

Dec 26, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200w shows system software missing.


I had the same thing happen. I called customer service
(1-800-800-1020). They linked to my computer (nuvi was pluged into it)
and fixed everything!

Dec 24, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin NUVI 200w


the same issue with mine, but mine cut out after one day. Purchased 6-9-08

Jun 09, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Low Battery


Recharge the battery or plug it into your car cigarette lighter and turn the unit on.

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