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Computer image shows when plugged in

My nuvi 200 shows a computer tower hooled by cord to gps however this is the cord that came with my gps and it worked for months no problem now can only use on battery and it dont last long

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What you have is the charge screen is what you normally get when using the incorrect lead in your car as it thinks it is connected to the PC, it will still charge the unit if there are no problems.

First buy a new lead from the Garmin Store or another reputable supplier and fully charge the unit overnight.

If this does not work I suggest that you replace the unit battery it maybe faulty this would probably cause the problems that you are having, especially if the unit is not holding charge.

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