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Register/Download Problem We have a nuvi 200 and tried to register it and update the unit, it wouldn't link and the unit kept shutting off. We have Windows Vista and we're using a standard USB cable. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • topdogone Dec 29, 2008

    dustda01,



    After connecting the cable, the Garmin wouldn't link/interface with the website. It would say that it was updating but nothing was transferring to the Garmin or downloading to the computer. While we were waiting for the updating, the Garmin would display an error message. It said something like, power not connected, battery will shut off in 30 sec ...it began a countdown and then would shut-off and come back up. The battery is fully charged.



    Is there a problem with Vista? Do we have the correct number of pins in the cable?



    Thanks,

    Randall

  • Dustin Dauncey
    Dustin Dauncey May 11, 2010

    Wouldn't link to what? The computer or the Garmin service, what exactly?

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This may be a problem with the Garmin web servers, as I actually had trouble updating the software in mine, saying it coulod not connect to the Garmin Update servers. But that was a week or two ago and I'd have expected that fixed by now. However, it's possible that's a problem too. However, a more probable one, is what I have to say below.
I'm wondering if its more a problem with the computer or cable, since the Garmin should be charging while connected to the PC and if its saying power is disconnected and it shuts down, then maybe it's a problem with the USB port on your computer, or possibly the cable though unlikely. Make sure you're using the official Garmin USB cable the unit came with. Also make sure you are using the right drivers for your USB high-speed ports.

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