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HELP THE GARMIN NUVI 200 battery died and my favorites are GONE

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  • tomoose_2 Jun 05, 2008

    I just returned from a long road trip. During the second half of this trip we returned to the car and the Garmin Nuvi200 was off. When we try to put it back on it comes on for a few seconds and back off again. It was plugged in the whole time so it shouldn't be the battery. ????????????????



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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    me too

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY NEW NUVI200W. NEED HELP, PLEASE!

  • gogupiramido Sep 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with my garmin 200. It starts for a few seconds showing me that it's loading the maps and then turns off. If i try to charge it it acts normally and shows me the pc icon but when i unplug it it does the same thing.

  • MonicoExec Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem.  We are returning from a long trip and now when we plug the garmin nuvi 200 in it shows a computer icon and goes blank after awhile.  I tried to reset it and turn off the power and then on again, still goes to the computer icon.  Every now and then it will show us our directions, but eventually will revert to the computer icon or just go blank.  We have always used a 12 volt car charger for the battery.  I can't find the answer to this question and we have changed the fuse on the 12 volt system.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    how to delete favorites out of system

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Try charging the battery (that happened once to me and it worked).

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • mathguy Jul 22, 2008

    To tomoose_2:

    Is there a problem to the fuse in the charger?

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My 2 yr old Garmin nuvi 200 was working fine...when I got home and turned the car off, it quit working and won't turn back on. I keep it plugged into the lighter, so it's not battery power.


No it's not the battery power: your nuvi has suffered the firmware equivalent of a stroke.

These are the steps to take to update your Nuvi 200:

Download and then run Garmin 200 WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Backup your favorites.
Nuvi 200 Hard Reset.

Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 200w 250w 260w 580 660 670 680...

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin Nuvi...


Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Have accidently wiped mapping from garmin sat nav


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200.

The error message you are receiving about maps is actually a sign of a firmware corruption problem, which just happens from time to time with electronic devices. Updating the firmware of your nuvi will replace the corrupt firmware.

These are the steps to take to update your Nuvi 200:

Download and then run Garmin 200 WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software. Occasionally a nuvi 200 will also need a Hard Reset (preceded by a favorites backup) to bring it back to 100% operation.


I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Backup your favorites.
Nuvi 200 Hard Reset.

Apr 09, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Hellio, my garmin nuvi 200 cant find a satellite,


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.

Mar 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200 Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 200 Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 200 and 205 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.
Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin Nuvi...


Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

3752f26.jpg

e451d38.jpg

Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
_________________________
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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How do i update my garmin nuvi 200 to recognize my state


I can help you update 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.

Jan 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi® 200 Car GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 200 just stays on the screen that says Garmin like it is frozen. Am i supposed to be replacing a battery periodically?


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.

Sep 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How do I update nuvi 200


I can help you update your Garmin Nuvi 200W:

  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.

___________________
Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Aug 22, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200 Car GPS Receiver

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