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Garmin 205 how to charge on computer?

Garmin nuvi 205 how to charge on computer?

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Hello,

follow the steps below:

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)

step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disappear.

Good luck.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 205 can't find satellites

you can get the manual at www.garmin.com
you'll also need to get yourself a usb cable... the normal end for the computer and i believe the other end is called a mini b connector.

Robert

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my Garmin Nuvi doesnt charge

I've received many units for repair where the customer thougth that the battery was bad because the unit would not turn on or stay on long.

The problem was really caused by broken connections on the mini-USB jack. Please see this link for more info, specifically look at the section dealing with the mini-USB connector.


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

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Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my garmin nuvi 205 is not talking

hello. Begin by turning the volume all the way on. It is the little dial on the upper right side of the garmin. If that doesn't give you sound, return the unit as it is under warranty.

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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Please see this link regarding this issue:

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Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 205 Favorites and Waypoints?

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Probably not! it should be fully charged before use and from the sho they never are fullyt charged.

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