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Can i use my garmin 200w while it is charging. say i go on a trip

If im on the road and my garmin is plugged in i cant use it it says its charging

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SOURCE: Garmin 200w does not hold charge

Hello Jeffery81,

Sounds like either a bad charger or a bad rechargeable battery pack inside of the GPS. If the unit doesn't remain powered up even when it is plugged into the charger, my guess is that the charger is the problem. Do you have an alternate way to charge the GPS? Like a 12 volt vehicle power cord or a USB cable to connect it to your computer? If so, try charging the GPS using that alternate method. If the item charges and functions normally, you will know for sure that the problem lies with the charger. If not, then the problem is either the battery pack inside the GPS or some other part of the unit's charging circuitry. In that case, you should contact Garmin technical support for additional assistance.

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Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin NUVI 200W USB Port port pulled loose

The problem with repairing it yourself is that this is a surface mount connector. The solder pads are so small, it would be very difficult to solder with a standard soldering iron. Most likely you would apply too much solder and short out the connector. You really need to use a surface mount soldering/desoldering device and that can be fairly expensive. I have done this before but I have access to the right equipment.

Also, there is a possiblility that the printed circuit board tracks have been pulled up off the main board. If that has happened, there's a lot more work involved in fixing that. You might have to put in a different type of power jack and run wires from it to the main board.

If you're going to try to salvage the USB connector, I would remove it completely and install a new one. Over time, these connectors wear out, so you're better off removing the old one and putting a new one in. Again, this all depends upon whether the tracks on the board have been damaged or not.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good Luck,
- Jim
You also have to know how to take apart the Nuvi.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Windows XP will not recognize Garmin 200W

1- did you load the USB driver for your garmin unit BEFORE plugging in the unit? Is your USB 1.1 or 2.0 compliant?

Most of the time, you need to install the software first before plugging in any usb device. You can go to GARMIN.COM and download your usb driver and run it, then plug in your garmin unit. If your USB is 1.1, you may experience a problem. Also, what version of XP are you running? have you updated to SP2?

Another thing you can do is reset your USB devices. Click on START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEM. Click on the tab HARDWARE, click on DEVICE MANAGER, go down to UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLER. and delete everything there. Make sure you have the original drivers for your particular system just in case windows can't recognize them. Have you tried plugging in another USB device to see if windows recognizes that? You may have a problem with your USB ports. Some Compaq/HP models, the USB ports just stop working. I had a client go out and purchase a usb card to solve the problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i change the battery on a garmin 200w

The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin 200w goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge

Steps:
1) Disconnect the nuvi from the charging cable.
2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.
3) Plug in the power cable.
4) Click "Exit." The nuvi will reboot, but remain in GPS mode!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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