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Won't work unless plugged in

My new Garmin nuvi 200 won't turn on unless it's plugged in to the cigarette lighter, and i had it charging overnight for well over 4 hours. Is this normal?

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  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010



    Check to make sure your cigarette lighter receptacle does not turn off with your ignition. If it does, your Nuvi will not charge. Is there an indicator that lights up on the charger? Does this light stay on when you turn off your ignition? Do you see a yellow lightning bolt over the battery bar graph?



    Please see this link for more information:

    http://www.sharc.net/nuvi_charger_repair...



    - Jim



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No, sounds like the internal battery is not functional. Try and get a replacment at the store you bought it at (it would be quicker) or you can send it in to Garmin as this is under warranty.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    GarminJunkie Jan 21, 2009

    no, sounds like the internal battery is not functional. Try and get a replacment at the store you bought it at (it would be quicker) or you can send it in to Garmin as this is under warranty.

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