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Garmin Nuvi 200W car cable fell apart. Bought new universal cable which charges gps in car but screen will only show a symbol (looks like a cable plugged into a computer) that's not explained anywhere in the manual. GPS works only if I unplug from car and use battery.

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I have gone through more cables than you can imagine, if you plug in the cable that gives you the computer symbol,slide the power button to what would be the off position then slide it back to lock
1 or 2 slides should take it out of this mode, i had the same problem.

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Garmin nuvi 200w


reset it with your computer. It might need a hard reset

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 200w keeps going into mass storage mode when plugged in to charge.as soon as it is plugged in to charge the screen appears that shows the garmin plugged in the computer. and the map...


1) Disconnecting the nuvi from the charging cable.

2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.

3) Plug in the power cable.

4) Click "Exit." The nuvi should now reboot, but remain in GPS mode!

Aug 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Garmin GPS will not hold a charge. Symbol at bottom screen of what I believe to be a wire and computer


To use a unit that will not hold a charge, you must use the Garmin power cable. If you don't have one, you should be able to order a replacement from Garmin or purchase one at your local electronics store.

Nov 01, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin 200w shows garmin screen then goes black even with charger plugged in


sorry . some problem with your charger .try using another charger

Sep 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 200w goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge


Steps:
1) Disconnect the nuvi from the charging cable.
2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.
3) Plug in the power cable.
4) Click "Exit." The nuvi will reboot, but remain in GPS mode!

Jun 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Without plugged in my garmin nuvi 200 will not work


That means that you have to replace the battery.

The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760

Jan 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 260w not operating while plugged in


If you are trying to use your unit in the car via the USB port and not the supplied cable, it will not work. You must use the bracket that came with the unit or the specific charger that came with the unit. The pins in the Garmin USB charger only use two pins whereas a regular charge cable uses 4.

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Can I find a copy of the Garmin Nuvi 350T manual online please?


Yes. There are 3 ways to charge the Nuvi. Computer USB cable, 120VAC transformer wall plugin, and the cigarette lighter DC 12V plug for your car.

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