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After activation, Garmin nuvi 205 turns on momentarily, then turns off. Happens whether plugged into car power of if battery used.

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This can be caused by a defective battery or a software issue, there is nothing on this GPS that is owner repairable, you can't even take it apart without the special tool to split the case halves, Garmin has an exchange program, you sen the unit in and they send out a refurbished unit, very short turn around time. Before you u send it in try resetting the unit, there is a button inside a ting hole to do this, it is clearly marked, if that doesn't work u will need to send it in for exchange. here is the web address for Garmin support.

https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm

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Garmin 205 how to charge on computer?


Hello,

follow the steps below:

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

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step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disappear.

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This is likely a failed battery.
The battery on these units is not user-replaceable (soldered to the PCB) and must be returned to Garmin for repair.

CLICK HERE to see more about their FLAT RATE repair service.

Your nuvi 205 is listed as a $69 flat rate repair.

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This is likely a failed battery.
The battery on these units is not user-replaceable (soldered to the PCB) and must be returned to Garmin for repair.

CLICK HERE to see more about their FLAT RATE repair service.

Your nuvi 205 is listed as a $79 flat rate repair.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

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Then I suggest a hard reset.

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Replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

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Then I suggest attempting a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate. Your Nuvi should not need to be able to power up for a firmware update to be possible - replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

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I hope that helps.

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HI,
I have the problem solved I at first had this problem after about 5 minutes of messing with my GARMIN NUVI and having many electronic gadget I thought about diffrent buttons to hit at the same time heres how you charge your NUVI with a computer and a usb cable

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)

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