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My Garmin Nuvi 200 wont turn back on

I charged my Garmin nuvi 200 in my truck for a couple hours. it was working all day. and when i plugged it in it said "battery charging" so i know it was working but when i took it out i couldnt get it to turn back on. iv tried holding the slide button for several seconds. what can i do? i bought it from my buddy and it was brand new. all that came with it was the car charger. please help me

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  • dlwofford1 Aug 03, 2008

    Charged mine up used it for about 45 minutes, ate dinner came out and it would not turn on or charge... just dead. I only have to drive 2400 miles in 2 days, I would like to be able to use it!

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    My garmin nuvi 200 is not coming on

  • gmorper Dec 01, 2008

    My son just moved to Seattle and his Garmin Nuvi 300 worked for a day and now it won't start. He said he got his oil changed, and it didn't work when he got back in his car. He really needs this to get around to find a job. HELP
    Terry


  • bhiten Dec 21, 2008

    was using a new garmin nuvi 200w and it went black thought it was dead but wont charge or come on even after reset!

  • ajm377 Dec 25, 2008

    My Garmin nuvi 200 will not turn on. I even tried unplugging it and resetting it then plugging it back in! Please some one help me


  • shamimcoulte Dec 26, 2008

    My garmin worked only twice in the last year since I purchased it. Is there any customer support for Garmin? Can I return this item?

  • steamypon Dec 30, 2008

    I had the same trouble. I had it plugged in for several hours the second to the last time I used it which should have left it with a full charge. The last time I used it, which was one day later, it showed it had 3/4 charge when it should have been full. The unit worked for a while later, then went dead presumably after the battery went dead, in spite of being plugged in during this last time of using it. It was as if the unit was not plugged in, even though it was. I was unable to get it to work after using my fingernail to press the reset button. After reading the postings on this site and recommended fixes, I pressed the button again this time with a pointed object, with the unit unplugged and this time it worked fine after I plugged it back in. I suspect there might have been a power surge from starting and stopping the vehicle with the unit plugged in that triped a safety circuit built into the unit and thereby needed to be reset. I suggest making sure you are fully depressing the reset button before giving up. I was being cautious not to damage the lable and not resetting the unit. Press it firmly untill you feel it bottom out and the lable should still be fine. Good luck to all and thanks to all who help others on this site!

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Our Garmin didn't turn on. We unplugged it, pushed the reset button on the bottom and then plugged it in again and it WORKED

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Tried everything subscribed on many of the GPS sites, including the reset button. It was only THIS thread which describes the MANNER in which the reset button must be pushed, that does the trick.

Your finger is NOT ENOUGH to fully depress the reset button. I used the corner of the small end of the USB connector to depress it AFTER disconnecting it from the unit. Nothing happenend when I released the reset button, but when I plugged it back into the laptop via the USB cable, it turned on automatically.

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Omg, i didnt even realize there was a rest button until i read this forum, i used a paper clip AND IT WORKED!!! THANK GOD, i thought that i was going to be left with another brick of technology.  Last wk, my WII console turned into a brick! Thanks for all the posts, it helped!

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I have the garmin nuvi 200. It won't turn on. I disconnected it from the external power source, then pressed the reset button, but itstill won't come on. I didn't throw it up against the wall yet but I'm getting close.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

Did you try resetting the unit?
1. Disconnect the nuvi from external power
2. Press the RESET button on the bottom of the unit
3. Connect the nuvi to a power source

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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