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My nuvi 200 acts as if it is plugged into a computer when actually plugged into a car charger

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  • jedr2313 Sep 08, 2009

    I have the stock garmin car charger. With the unit turned on, I then plug the car charger (both ends) in and the screen defaults as if it is plugged via usb to a computer showing a picture of the unit and a computer connected via a cord at the bottom of the screen. the unit operates fine on the internal battery, just not when plugged into the car charger.

  • jedr2313 Sep 08, 2009

    Yes, the charger has Garmin written on it

  • jedr2313 Sep 09, 2009

    The nuvi 200 defaults to the screen which shows a gps connected to a computer with the garmin logo in the middle, just as if it is connected to a computer when plugged into a car charger. the car charger is a garmin brand.

  • jedr2313 Sep 09, 2009

    I tried that a couple of times with no luck

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What you can do here first is tor eset the unit by pressing the reset button for 10 seconds and then power it off for 10 seconds and then check it after that...

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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    Mark Gil Sep 09, 2009

    Better connect the GPS to your computer and do a software update and hopefully it will be detected...

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Please explain what u mean? have this unit and not sure what u are saying here about the screen display, it should say battery charging if turned off when plugged to charger in a car, do u have the stock Gamin car charger? an incorrect mini usb connector (the wiring is different) can cause this

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

  • yadayada
    yadayada Sep 08, 2009

    is this a Garmin car charger?

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Guys go to
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=104952
http://pinouts.ru/GPS/garmin_nuvi_power_pinout.shtml
they have the answers

it seems a standard or phone USB cable will not work to charge and use the maps at same time

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