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My garmin nuvi 200w sat nav keeps losing the gps signal. I've done a manual reset and used the webupdater to ensure the software is up to date but still it keeps losing the gps signal

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  • dt100 Jun 08, 2008

    Thanks for the suggetions. I use the 200W unit for my job as a dotcom driver for Tesco as it was cheap and if it got stolen I wouldn't be to much out of pocket. Today I learnt that they have fitted a tracker unit to the vans. After fitting the tracker unit I started to have the problem of losing the satellite signal to my sat nav.



    Is this possible?



    I use a 660fm unit in my car and I agree its a lot better unit.

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There are a few options for you...
1. Check to see under what kind of conditions the GPS loses it's signal. If there are tall buildings, is a cloudy day etc or even the position of the GPS in the car (does it have a clear sight of view of the sky)... In the latter case, you could change the position of the GPS where it gets a clear view of the sky. For Cloudy days, better have a map ready or preplan the route using mapquest/googlemaps, as nuvi 200 series is especially notorious for these type of situations. For tall building problems, what I do is (c330, not nuvi), just tap the route displayed on the top before the signal gets lost and memorize the next few upcoming turns. Or avoid downtown (where those huge skyscrapers are)
2. If you have enabled WAAS setting in the settings menu (it should be somewhere under "GPS mode", disbale/uncheck it and use the normal GPS mode. WAAS may provide you a more accurate position, but at the expense of some avaialble satellites.

3. Or your GPS may have a genuine problem, then your only recourse is to call Garmin and talk to them. Here's the contact info:
Support North America
(for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Central time (closed holidays)
Email Product Support: TechSupp@garmin.com
Product Support Phone
1-800-800-1020 (U.S.)
1-888-442-7646 (U.S.)
1-866-429-9296 (Canada) or (913) 397-8200

Good Luck. Personally I would avoid the 200 series and go with the 3xx, 6xx or even better the 7xx series (if you need all the bells & whistles)

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W 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.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

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

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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.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

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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.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

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

I hope that helps.

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I hope that helps.

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