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Power switch not working.

I dropped my nuvi 200 and now the switch just slides back and forth. the unit stays on. can i possibly repair this myself?

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  • cj_metalhead Feb 01, 2009

    yeah if i want to spend $125. for something really simple.

  • cj_metalhead Feb 07, 2009

    ok so i had dropped my nuvi 200, and it worked fine for a while after the incedent. all of a sudden, the switch came loose. it is still attatched, but it doesnt turn it on or off, nor will it lock the screen. i dont want to spend the 125 to send it in, so i was wondering if there was a way i could possibly fix it myself. it works fine when pluged in to my car,but when i unplug it, it will either stay on or off depending on what i choose. i would like to have the option of turning it on and off outside of my car.\r\n (p.s.) is this something that could have worn out over time? it is a 07 modle.
    thank you for your feedback!

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    The switch has been physically damaged and needs to be replaced. I can help you with this issue.



    - Jim

    SHARCNET-USA

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If you can't you can sent it in to garmin

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • jim beckwith Feb 01, 2009

    wow that much well let keep looking

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How do I turn on my Garmin nuvi 265?


Its not supposed to stay to the left. It is spring loaded and simply gives a momentary command to wake up the CPU from sleep mode when you slide it to the left. It is supposed to spring back to the middle when released. Moving the switch to the right, it will stay in that position to lock out the touchscreen. If the unit isn't coming on when you slide the switch to the left, make sure that the battery is charged, The unit should come on automatically when connected to an external power source such as a DC car charger or AC adapter. If it still isn't coming on, then there may be a problem in the unit.

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


Garmin Nuvi 200 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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Download Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.
Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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I dropped my Garming Nuvi 260 this past weekend and when I turn it on it goes to a screen saying Updating GPS Firmware 1% then jumps to Updating GPS Firmware Complete. It keeps popping up with these...


Inspect the bottom of your Nuvi 260. According to the owner's manual, some models have a small "Reset" button on the bottom. If yours does, you'll use this to reset the Nuvi 260.Press and hold the "Reset" button for several seconds, until the Nuvi powers off and powers back on. Next try
to slide the power switch on top all the way to the left to reset your Nuvi if it does not have a "Reset" button. Performing this action resets the system.
Next try a hard reset.
Slide the power switch to "Off."
Press your finger against the screen in the lower-right corner. Hold your finger in this position.
Slide the power switch to "On" to turn the Nuvi on. Continue holding your finger on the screen until the pop-up window appears. When it does, press "Yes" to reset your Nuvi to its factory settings.

Hope this works but dropping may have caused internal damage. If this does not work you may have to send it back to Garmin for service. I will attach a link for Garmin. Thanks for using FixYa.
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/

May 30, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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When I turn on my nuvi 200 it says press dot. When I press the dot it just moves around the screen to different location.


To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 200 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.

To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position. Once unit powers on release the power button.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

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I have a garmnin nuvi255 that has been working fine but when I turned it off today & turned it back on about 15 minutes later...nothing happens. Battery was good & also tried to do it when I...


If your Nuvi won't turn on, it's possible that it's locked up. Try using the reset button as follows.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: The reset is located on the rear of the unit, underneath the antenna. Press and hold it for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 2xx & 2xxW: There are (2) different versions of this series.

Some will have the reset on the bottom, where the decal is. There will be a small flap labeled "reset".

On newer units, slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Oct 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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If your Nuvi won't turn on, it's possible that it's locked up. Try using the reset button as follows.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: The reset is located on the rear of the unit, underneath the antenna. Press and hold it for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 2xx & 2xxW: There are (2) different versions of this series.

Some will have the reset on the bottom, where the decal is. There will be a small flap labeled "reset".

On newer units, slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Oct 23, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 465T Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 200 keeps shutting down


You may need a new power cord, I have the nuvi 250w and the cord is getting bad after a year. The battery will only run it for a short time.

Sep 16, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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The screen on my Garmin Nuvi 200W won't respond. I tried the recalibration but the screen doesn't respond when I touch the dot. I also tried a hard reset and that didn't help either. Help please!


There is more than one calibration procedure, but for the 200 it is:
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  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.
To recalibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

If this doesn't work you have two choices
Buy a new one
Or
Send your in for repair. Go here for this option
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

Aug 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I can't get my nuvi 300 to turn on. Can it be locked somehow? Any help would be appreciated.


Jim,

I wrote the wrong model...it is the nuvi 200. I do not see an antenna or any kind of button other than the on off control. Where would I look?

Thanks!

Angela

Sep 30, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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