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Itnow takes 15 to 20 minutes to locate a satallite no matter what I do. I live in SW Florida &i use a Nuvi 200 which worked perfectly until a few weeks ago. I have used it for less than a year and was well satisfied. How do I resolve this problem ?

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Change the battery or make sure its fully charged when you use it.
Ensure you do not insert it into DC of car when starting motor this will kill battery quickly and even damage the chip

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My Garmin nuvi 710 Can Not find satelitte are software Update. I am using software ver. 4.90, Audio ver 2.3, GPS SW ver 3.00s and Bluetooth SW ver 2.80


If you change location it can sometime take a minute or so to lock onto satellite.
make sure you have clear view of sky and no high buildings.
Give it time to find itself and dont move it whilst doing this.

if this does not work then it will have to go in for repair.

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Feb 09, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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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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I bought a garmin gps nuvi 205 off my brother in florida.i was staying there for a few mounts.my girlfriend set a password so the people we was living with couldnt steel it.becuse we had stuff coming up...


You will have to send it back to your brother in Florida so he can take it to the 'security location' which he set when he first started it. It will then automatically unlock and you can have him reset the password. If that is not an option, you will have to send it back to Garmin with an original receipt from an authorized Garmin dealer and they will unlock it for you, usually for a small service fee. Those are the only two options to unlock it if you don't know the password.

Jan 03, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Just purchased a garmin nuvi 205W in Florida. It


This device should find a signal nearly anywhere it is used. The further away from the earth's equator it is used will increase signal lock or "fix" time though. You should be able to get a fix by bringing the unit into an open space (few / low trees, buildings, etc.) and leave on for up to 20 minutes. The GPS should provide an accurate location in this amount of time and should be able to fix in a moment or so from that point on.

If you have troubles still, contact Garmin Support below:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

I hope this helps!

Oct 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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I have a nuvi 200, less than 2 yrs old. Has probkems acquiring satelite. Has GPS sw 2.50b and audio 2.20. Also, where and how much is usb adaptor that fits to left side of unit (special plug in to unit


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

The usb cable you require is a standard USB to mini-USB cable. MP3 or camera cables will work.

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 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Setting a GPS ahead of time for a trip out of state flying in & renting a car


YOU CAN'T DO THIS, THE TIME IS AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED VIA THE SATALLITE SIGNAL IT USES TO FIND YOUR LOCATION ON EARTH.

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Update for Garmin nuvi 200


I just got a Garmin Nuvi 660 and cannot figure out how to charge the unit. Help!!!!

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My Garmin Nuvi (200 I think) freezes..


My recomendation is to use the original accesory for cigarete lighter. I'll give you an example: when I connect my Nuvi 200 to any other USB cable (computer or home charger) its behaviour is like you said - it "says" that is connected to a computer and remains in stand by. But when I connect it to cigarette lighter (but note - the original one) the nuvi 200 recognize it as a car power source and works. The battery symbol disappear from screen and it works perfectly. When I turn off the engine or simply unplug the device from cigarette lighter (not from nuvi !) it recognizez that and ask me if I want tu turn it off on remains on on own battery. If I make no option the nuvi will turn off automatically after some seconds. So it recognize perfectly the car adapter and its behaviour is adapted to a car.

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