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How to take a Garmin nuvi apart

I need to know how to take a garmin nuvi 200w apart. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Please don't attempt to do this. You risk damaging the unit. I've received numerous emails from people who have damaged their LCD displays & case trying to take it apart.



    - Jim

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SOURCE: Battery replace

Flip the unit over so it is resting on th screen with the on switch at the top you will see the reset and S/N tag. Pull this plastic tag off with twezzers or a knife. This will expose 2 torx screws size T-5. After removing the torx screws, right under the S/N plate sticker is a mount hole, locate this then pry apart with screw driver, be careful prying apart as there is a flex cable taped down to your pcb board. Remove the flex cable by opening the latch for it, there are 2 latches one small and one large and the cables are taped to the pcb board. Remove the speaker jack wire with tweezers.Next with a small jewlers screwdriver remove 3 phillips screws size ph00 from pcb board. Lift the pcb board out and disconnect the battery wire underneath. Next remove battery, it is stuck down with double sided tape and takes quite a bit of force to remove. It is a Garmin LI-ion 3.7v, 1.25 AH battery.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

sharcnet
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SOURCE: Garmin NUVI 200W USB Port port pulled loose

The problem with repairing it yourself is that this is a surface mount connector. The solder pads are so small, it would be very difficult to solder with a standard soldering iron. Most likely you would apply too much solder and short out the connector. You really need to use a surface mount soldering/desoldering device and that can be fairly expensive. I have done this before but I have access to the right equipment.

Also, there is a possiblility that the printed circuit board tracks have been pulled up off the main board. If that has happened, there's a lot more work involved in fixing that. You might have to put in a different type of power jack and run wires from it to the main board.

If you're going to try to salvage the USB connector, I would remove it completely and install a new one. Over time, these connectors wear out, so you're better off removing the old one and putting a new one in. Again, this all depends upon whether the tracks on the board have been damaged or not.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good Luck,
- Jim
You also have to know how to take apart the Nuvi.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

rehortonjr
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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 200W

Hi!

This link will let you download ALL the manuals for this Garmin unit, not just the quick start:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp?market=4&subcategory=41&product=010-00656-10

I didn't convert it to a Tiny URL, so make sure the whole link shows in your browser.

I would certainly appreciate a FixYa rating from those of you looking for the library, should you deem it appropriate. Thanks!

Bob

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: No Maps on My GARMIN nuvi 200W

I bought the nuvi 200w and when I registered the unit it said that there was an updated map available so I down loaded and installed it. When I turned the unit on, it said no detailed maps available and would not work. I called garmin and they said that to fix it I had to hook the nuvi up to my computer and start>my computer>nuvi>garmin there is a file called gmapprom.img (shows over 1,000,000 mb) delete this file. Open all programs>garmin>mapsource highlight the areas on the map that you want and click on the add to device icon. After doing this, my nuvi is working fine. The explanation was that the original file had files for Canada that were not unlocked. Try this and good luck!

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 200w map update

Delete all the vehicles and voices that you don't use as well.

Btw, beware that the "City Navigator Lower 49 States+PR NT 2010.10, Deluxe, Apr 09" for nuvi 200/205 is BUSTED, it probably will not work (I just spent 2+hrs on the phone with garmin tech support to fix it.) Search these forums for "nuvi 205 no detailed maps" for more details.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin 200w goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge

Steps:
1) Disconnect the nuvi from the charging cable.
2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.
3) Plug in the power cable.
4) Click "Exit." The nuvi will reboot, but remain in GPS mode!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Garmin nuvi 200w


reset it with your computer. It might need a hard reset

Jun 02, 2012 | Garmin nuviĀ® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin Nuvi...


Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

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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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, 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.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Download Nuvi 200W Manual Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Download Nuvi 200W Manual

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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Have you lost your Users Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy of the Owners Manuals for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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What do I need to do to update my garmin nuvi 200 series I don't know where to begin.


I can help you update 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.

Feb 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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My garmin gps cannot locate a satellite


Acquisition of satellites 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.

Dec 13, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 200W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 200W Webupdate

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 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin cant find satelite


Acquisition of satellites has been addressed in new firmware / system 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.

Nov 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi has trouble locating satellites and losing signals. What happened? It used to be much more reliable.


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.

___________________
Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Jul 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200W


Hi!

This link will let you download ALL the manuals for this Garmin unit, not just the quick start:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp?market=4&subcategory=41&product=010-00656-10

I didn't convert it to a Tiny URL, so make sure the whole link shows in your browser.

I would certainly appreciate a FixYa rating from those of you looking for the library, should you deem it appropriate. Thanks!

Bob

Oct 07, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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