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Garmin nuvi 200w. will not turn on

Today i turned on my garmin after a few months, it was working will for about 2 min, then it lost satellites, so I turned it off, then tried to turn it back on, but it never turned back on. the battery must have been low because i had not used it. I have it plugged in, but nothing happens, its just dead, wont even turn on????

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    Harry May 11, 2010

    Sound like a very low battery or a bad one: Make SURE you use a Garmin Charger.







    There are three ways to charge the internal battery in your automotive GPS
    unit.1


    Use the provided vehicle
    power cable that came with your GPS unit. The unit will charge while
    powered on and using the device as well as when the GPS unit is powered
    off and plugged into a running vehicle. About 3 hrs for a full charge. If the unit will not charge
    in the vehicle, check the fuse in the power cable for the unit and
    the power outlet in the vehicle.
    Use an AC power
    adaptor. Some units come with this power cable to plug the GPS unit
    into a wall outlet allowing the GPS unit to take a charge. For units
    that do not come with this cable, one can be purchased from Garmin's online store.
    For most units, the final way
    of charging the battery is to plug the GPS into a powered on computer with
    a USB cable2. This
    method of charging will be a trickle charge and it may take longer (like a
    full day) than the other two options, however it will still charge the
    battery. A USB cable is provided with a few GPS models. For those
    that don't come with this cable, one can either be ordered from the online
    store or you can use a standard USB to mini-USB cable that fits the
    unit and plugs into your computer.

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If the unit does not power on while attached to the vehicle power cable please follow steps from below to perform a soft reset:

  1. Connect the device to an external power source1
  2. Slide and hold the power key to the on position for 15 seconds
The device should power on.
Notes:
  1. Preferably the vehicle power cable or a USB cable from a computer
  2. Some of the older Nuvi 200 series will have a reset button on the bottom of the device. It can be found on the bottom of the device on the same sticker that the serial number is printed on. It is a very tiny button and hard to see. So look carefully!!

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