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Nuvi 200W GPS power supply will not stay plugged in

Nuvi 200W GPS power supply will not stay plugged in my 12 volt cigarette lighter

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  • Harry Drew Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. Maps don't power up. The unit starts, then shuts off. If I knew the garmin dies within a year, I would have never bought one.

  • wood wood Apr 13, 2008

    it goes to loading maps and then it shuts off.

  • mulvag11 Jun 27, 2008

    I am also having this problem - cant find the original box or info for the unit or receipt so am going to try going to halfords for a new power adaptor - have tried changing fuse in tip of exiting adaptor, all my other adaptors are working for things like ipod transformer and 3-way sockets and adaptor to power up mobile phones/blackberry so it is not the power from the car that is at fault 

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Hpd367 - If your Garmin has died within a year then call them for an RMA number and they will repair/replace it.
Tel 0808 238 0000

Moscow Nell - I had the same problem and got an adaptor from Halfords for about £5.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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Your Nuvi has suffered the firmware or system software equivalent of a stroke.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

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