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My garmin nuvi 200 has a problem where the charger plugs in, it is loose in the nuvi and won't charge. Can I open this and fix it?

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Yes they are pretty simple shouldn't be too much of a task to repair.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

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