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Nuvi 200 froze in middle of trip reset with button on bottom and now all i get is a screen that says garmin and thats all

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  • poothtick2 Jun 25, 2009

    i cant get the garmin to respond to the computer already tried that after i posted on here

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Use the USB cord that came with your Garmin. Plug it into the side of the Garmin and the other end into the USB port on your computer. Go to www.garmin.com. Look for downloads of your NUVI 200. Download the latest update and see if that solves the problem.

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Garmin Nuvi 200 Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 200 Hard Reset

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 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, 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.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 200 and 205 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.
Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi will not shut down. The screen is white. Is there a reset button on the unit?


In some nuvi models there is a reset button.But in some nuvi models there is no reset button.you have mentioned only garmin nuvi but not mentioned the model of the garmin nuvi.But still i will mention the reset button location of some garmin nuvi models.Hope that helps you.
The reset button/procedure for garmin nuvi models
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.
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.
above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.
Reset button on the bottom of the nuvi backside.
Click on the link below to get the exact location of the reset button.http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1512_SetupandGo!.pdf also check out this link too http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Nuvi350_OwnersManual.pdf Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solutionand show your appreciation.

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: My garmin 255w froze. Where is the reset button....


On the bottom of the Garmin 255W is a long sticker...with a Icon that says reset...peel the sticker back and under it you will find a break away tab...the reset button is under there..

May 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Screen froze up on my nuvi 205


have u tried resetting the GPS?, the reset in on the bottom, use a paper clip and poke through the decal and reset the button, that should clear the problem in most cases, this is caused by a full memory, erase as much saved data as you can to free up space, examples are "recently found" items, saaved trip or addresses you don't need anymore

Jan 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265 GPS wont recognize satelite


Look near the SN # and press the reset button.

Jun 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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I just bought my Garmin Nuvi 200 and just stays black screen?


My Garmin 200 did the same on two occasions. On the bottom to the left of the serial number is a tiny reset button. Press that using a pencil point and all will be reset. And you don't lose any map data, so don't worry!

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Garmin nuvi 200 frozen screen


with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

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I have a new garmin nuvi 205 and it will not work...


Look near the SN # and press the reset button.

or

with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

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