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My reset button is covered with a plastic piece, under a sticker

My nuvi 200 is acting up and I want to reset it. I located the place the reset button should be, but there is a long sticker with numbers and letters on it. I lifted the sticker a little and the area is then covered with a square plastic piece, attached only on one side. I don't see anywhere that this should be broken off before resetting. Do I need to removed the whole sticker to see the button?
Thanks in advance for any help. Nuvi has failed me 2 out of 3 trips!!

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  • joanl205 May 25, 2009

    Thanks for the fast response. I have found that the problem is deeper then I first thought. The battery life is only lasting about 2 hours, when it switches to the car charger, it blows the fuse in the car charger. Mechanic told me my car isn't able to handle the extra power strain. If I start out on car cable power, the fuse blows almost immediatly. I have a Dodge Caliber. I just have to go short trips??

    Thanks again for your help, Jim.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    The plastic tab is designed to be pushed in with the tip of a ball point pen. The tab then presses the reset switch on the board. You don't need to pull up the decal to reset the unit.







    - Jim

    SHARCNET-USA

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The reset button should be located under the faceplate. Stick your thumb nail under the Garmin name and pop the faceplate off.

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