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Gps in sync mode when using charger

I have a cigarette type charger for my garmin nuvi 205w but when I try to charge, I get a PC picture on the bottom of my gps screen and it doesnt go away until I unplug it. What does this mean. I thought I was buying a universal charger.
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Wrong Charger....
Get the Garmin charger. That WILL work for sure.
I know, I did the same thing!!

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My Garmin Nuvi 250 w gets stuck on the screen showing a picture connecting a computer to Garmin. I have it in my car and resetting hasn't worked. any suggestions


Hello,

The nuvi is being put into mass storage mode (the mode used to transfer data back and forth to a computer). This is usually caused by using the wrong vehicle power cable.
The correct cable is Garmin part number 010-10723-06.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-mini-usb-12v-cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-nuvi.html

Aug 22, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your 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 PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Just got a used Garmin 205W in the mail with no User's Guide. It says low battery. Can I charge it with a regular plug in device like I use for my cell phone, or do I have to use the cigarette lighter...


You can charge the garmin satnav with either the car charger when the car is running, an optional mains charger or you can charge it through the USB port of a computer. It takes around 8 hours to charge through a computer or 4 from a car or mains charger.

You can get the user manual from http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

Aug 03, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How I can recharge the battery?


You can charge the battery by connecting the satnav to your computer with the mini USB lead for 8 hours with both turned on. You can also charge it by leaving the car charger connected to it and plugged into the cigarette lighter socket of your car for 4 hours. There must be power going to the cigarette lighter socket. On some cars power is always available at the socket but on others it is only available when the car engine is on.

Jun 12, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Plugged in my Garmin 205 this morning and all the screen will display is the GARMIN logo. How do I get it repaired?


hold your thamb finger at right/bottom cornner of LCD screen, then plug in car charger. unit will reset to factory mode. try it.

Mar 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 205W doesn't work while charging in car


I have a 205w and have been very frustrated with this same issue, but I just so happened to find the following fix on another site today and it works great.
Follow these steps:
Turn on the unit on battery, press the battery icon and hold for about ten seconds, and the unit will switch to the diagnostic mode. Now plug in the USB cable and it will give you a loud bleep. Exit the diagnostic mode and it will operate normally while charging. This was handy to enter favorites while it was charging.

Jun 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205w will not power on when car charger is attached


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Feb 16, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Am I able to charge Nuvi 205w with a standard cell outlet charger


For us, only the Nuvi car charger works - not plugging the Nuvi into a computer USB port, or using our Blackberry cell phone charger, both of which have the same type of plug.

Dec 28, 2008 | GPS

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Don't work with the cigarette lighter connector


Check if you are able to charge other devices via the cigarette lighter such as a cellphone or try to use the lighter if the light does not get as hot as normal then that means that there is not enough power. If that looks ok then try another cable charger for your Nuvi

Aug 09, 2008 | Garmin 010-00358-00 GPS Receiver

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