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Garmin nuvi 205 can't find satellites

I'm a newbe, have garmin nuvi 205w, minimal instructions. I charged the navigator, but when I turn it on and push menu, it says 'downloading maps,' but nothing happens.

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  • snoop_surfr Feb 02, 2009

    then what do I do? Thx, Ingrid

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    Will not power on

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    i dont know how to disable power save mode on my garmin nuvi 205

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You can get the manual at www.garmin.com
you'll also need to get yourself a usb cable... the normal end for the computer and i believe the other end is called a mini b connector.

Robert

please take a moment to rate this solution.. thanks

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 02, 2009

    not entirely sure what you mean.... the usb cable is to allow you to update the gps via your computer and the internet.... you can also use it to charge the gps from your computer... usb has a + 5 volt power to it. similar to a phone line (tho that is +12 volts i believe).



    Read the instructions .... hook it up in your car... and enjoy

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 02, 2009

    Please consider bumping this rating to a fixya ... thanks

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