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SISTEM SOFTWARE MISSING on my Garmin NUVI200 GPS

Hello, Last December I bought in Italy a Nuvi 200 GPS, I used it without problems during almost 30 days. Finished my holiday, I returned home and decided to update the Unit software on the website www.garmin.com. While the update was being installed in the unit there was an electrical failure power supply, interrupting the process. Since then every time I turn my NUVI 200 on, In the screen only appears, apart from the logo of Garmin, the error message "SYSTEM SOFTWARE MISSING". I wrote to techsupp@garmin.com <techsupp@garmin.com> to get help but with no results. I dowloaded the software indicated in his mail: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsDetails.jsp?id=1249&product=010-00469-00&cID=161&pID=351 following step by step the mail instructions, but it was no possible restore my unit software, just error message "The Actualization File is damaged". ------"Your garmin device has Not been updated". After that SW offers me the possibility to find and install new actualizations so clicking on CONTINUE offers me install :"nuvi 2x5" and continuing a new final error.

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    Same problem with Garmin 200W. Tried reinstralling the upgrade, but it indicates "file corrupted" upon download. Still no solution.

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All Garmin users,

There is no easy solution for this except to return your unit to the nearest Garmin outlet. You need to have very special equipment called an E-Prom burner or writer which only Garmin have. With this equipment they re-programmed (restore) the operating system back on your specific Garmin unit and model.

The problem why anybody can't do it is because there is no way you can access your Garmin unit from a pc or mac if the operating system is lost or damage on your Garmin, for the simple reason your pc or mac can't reconize the device that is pluged in, because there are no communication platform between the two devices.

As simple as that, life with it or send your Garmin gps to an autherized professional Garmin dealer.

Marius Oosthuizen

Garmin dealer
South Africa

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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No detailed maps found thatsupport routing. the nuvi cannot be use without them.I have an nuvi200 and i cannot get it to work.


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.

Apr 10, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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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 Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Webupdater Download Pre-XP Windows (Legacy) Models: Garmin Nuvi 200,...


Garmin Webupdater Download Pre-XP Windows (Legacy)

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

fdbde86.jpg

13c23b5.jpg

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 software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

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To download Webupdater for Legacy Windows (Pre-XP), the most recent software (version 2.4.0 as of December 20, 2006), click here.

I hope that helps.
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To download Webupdater for Windows (March 31, 2010), click here.
To download Webupdater for MAC (April 23, 2009), click here.

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Can't see my garmin nuvi200 in my computer when I connect it with usb cable. GPS shows a pic that says it is connected.How can I solve this ? Thanks.


You must have a program called WEBUPDATER on YOUR computer for it to recognize your GPS
It's free from Garmin here:
Plus you'll get updated firmware too

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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Sep 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Free update for nuvi 200


you need to go to garmin web site register it and they will give you the free download there.

Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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

fdbde86.jpg

13c23b5.jpg

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.

ce00fb3.jpg

  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.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________

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

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