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Nuvi 200 power plug loose - only if cord pushed to right will it accept power from cord. Want to open unit to fix.

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Please see this link for more information on this problem. Please do not attempt to take your unit apart and you might cause additional damage to the unit.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2009


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Sometimes this problem is caused by the power cord not being pushed fully into the back of the satnav even though it feels like it is. Pushing it in further usually solves the problem. If the power cord you're using is not a garmin this could also cause the problem.

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The power and mini USB connector on my Garmin Nuvi 200 has gotten loose and it will not hold the connection through the power cord without being held by hand. Is there a repair for this?

USB connectors are too fragile for the constant in-out service they get. But I have solved the "loose USB" problem, at least for standard Type A. The plug end (its steel case slips into the port end's steel case) is functionally female; it accepts the 4-pin tongue of the port and squeezes it between the 4-pin tongue of the plug end and the steel case of the plug end. So when the plastic tongues wear down, the squeeze isn't tight enough. Solution: take a small vise-grips and make the plug's steel case a little thinner, like a weight on a grilled cheese sandwich you're making. Then when you plug it in, it will resist a bit and feel tighter. And it will now work!

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Shuts down when driving, looses power, and goes to battery

If your Nuvi's battery is low, and the plug becomes loose, then that may be your problem. If your Nuvi is acting up due to a firmware / system software glitch (common common common), then I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites (if your computer will still recognize it or if you have a memory chip you can pop into a card reader).
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

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garmins website will give you a flat rate repair on what it costs to fix it.

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