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Without plugged in my garmin nuvi 200 will not work

My new garmine nuvi 200 only works when plugged in. the light on the charging cord "from the cigerette lighter to the nuvi" stays on even when vehicle is shutoff. if i have the nuvi plugged in and shutoff, it states that the battery is chargining and i have had it charging for well over 4 hours. i Also have no battery symbol on the screen to say if it is charging or not when turned on. i have tried to turn my nuvi on multiple times while not plugged in and i read the instructions on the switch so i believe im doing it correctly. what could the problem be?

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    It could be a defective battery. The way to test this is to plug the unit into the charger to turn it on and let it go to the main menu. If you then pull the rear mini-USB cable and the unit goes dead, then yes it could be the battery.



    I still recommend calling Garmin and letting them resolve the problem for you.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    and btw, your repost included all of the things I suggested for you to try first before calling Garmin.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    As I told you, if the switch is defective, it won't turn on. Reading instructions in the manual on how the switch is supoposed to work won't help you if the switch is bad. I repair these units, so I believe I have a fair amount of knowledge on the subject. I have seen this problem before.



    Again, if the unit is new and under warranty, why are you not calling Garmin for assistance? Why keep reposting the same question over and over?



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That means that you have to replace the battery.

The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

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