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Warning on page 12 of the Garmin 200W Series

It states that the unit contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

I haven't used mine yet as I've just bought it and like to read the manuals before using.

Can you advise me on the above and if I think it is harmful can I have a refund?

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This is a statutory warning (depending on the country) of what effect some materials contained within the unit might have on you. The effects described are possibly caused by exposure to large amounts of the material in some cases, not the amount included in the product. Unless you break the unit you won't come into contact with them so it is not normally an issue. If you do break it take care in collecting up the pieces (use throw away gloves) and dispose of electronic equipment in the correct manner for what ever country you are in.
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Can the 1450lmt cause cancer, to the people that use this unit. please tell me what are the dangers with using this unit.


No, the unit does not cause cancer. There are no dangers with using the unit, unless you take your eyes off the road while driving for long periods of time.

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Garmin Nuvi 200W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 200W Hard Reset

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 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 200 and 205 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | 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.
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on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 200 starts and stops permanently,


defective battery is the most common cause of this, u must send the GPS back to Garmin to have the battery replaced.d

Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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GPS doesn't boot up


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

Getting stuck at the Loading Maps page or rebooting before finishing is a sign that the system software or firmware of your Nuvi has become corrupt.

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.

Mar 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Causes cancer?


It's a result of Proposition 65 (here's a wiki page about it) a California law requiring that sticker on any product containing lead, among other things.

Your GPS has electrical components which are attached with solder, a tin/lead alloy. Since it contains lead, the law says that it must bear that warning.

If you don't eat it, you personally should be fine.

If you recycle it instead of throwing it in the trash, the groundwater should be fine.


Dec 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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Had our nuvi for 12 months no probs until tonight. tried to input postcode and it just froze up. I can't turn it off now.


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.

Oct 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Is the Garmin Nuvi 300 GPS still operational


So sorry to hear of your troubles. Here is the Garmin website addy which should give you all the advise you desire.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us

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Garmin nuvi 200w screen keeps going off when select state


I would first connect the GPS to the computer and use the Webupdater program at Garmin.com to update all the software on the GPS. If that doesn't fix your problem you will need to contact Garmin. They have a program where they repair or replace GPS system for a flat fee. It seems to a very reasonalble price also.

Apr 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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