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Continuously has trouble finding satellites from switching on model no nuvi 200w

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SOURCE: Nuvi 200W GPS power supply will not stay plugged in

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

mmorlan
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Okay well have you tried to return the item and see about getting it exchanged for a new one and see if that one works, it's not uncommon for a product that goes down an assembly line to have a few of them that don't work. I would try there and if they don't do anything for you I would call garmin directly.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Map was deleted by mistake from nuvi 200W garmin GPS

Connect your Garmin to the computer. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp then click on mapping updates

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

rehortonjr
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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 200W

Hi!

This link will let you download ALL the manuals for this Garmin unit, not just the quick start:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp?market=4&subcategory=41&product=010-00656-10

I didn't convert it to a Tiny URL, so make sure the whole link shows in your browser.

I would certainly appreciate a FixYa rating from those of you looking for the library, should you deem it appropriate. Thanks!

Bob

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Handy Mike
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SOURCE: Nuvi 200w

Found this thru Garmin support

Question: Why will my nüvi 2xx not find satellite signals?
Answer:
p>If your nuvi 2xx is not acquiring satellite signals, you may need to download and run our WebUpdater program.

Go to:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

If you are still having issues after updating the software on your unit, you may need to do a full master reset. Please note that a master reset erases Favorites and waypoints. Before proceeding, you may want to back up information you want to keep.

To do a full master reset to the nuvi 200 series unit:

1. Turn off the device.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the bottom right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power on the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm that you really want to delete all user data.
5. Touch Yes.
6. Your unit restarts automatically. You must go through the set up procedure again.

Once you complete the reset, place the nuvi unit outside where it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15-30 minutes. Keep it in a stationary position until it reacquires satellites.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: missing software on nuvi 200w

Either send it back to Garman or you might be able to borrow a good friends that has one, hook it to your usb cable and very carefully copy all the files than save to a newly created directory, put your on the usb and then copy and paste to your unit....it might be worth a try. However; I don't know how much of the neccessary startup software is in windows accessable memory. If it's truly the system boot software, which is in a prom chip, (not rewtiteable), the only thing to do is send it back to the factory or throw it away. If it's just a map problem you can change a map by windows software.. The point is not all of the Garman software is windows addressable. It just depends on what part is messed up. It will need all the software to be readable. During an upgrade the neccessary file didn't complete, so maybe , just maybe if you can find an equivelent it will start working again.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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I recommend trying the hard reset and the newest webupdater (March 31, 2010) and se if you get better results.

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  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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Acquisition of satellites has been addressed in new firmware / system updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W .

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

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

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try the reset
Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

with the unit off, try pressing and holding your finger on the low right corner of the screen and slide the power switch to the on position until you see the message "confirm if you really want to delete all user data?" hit yes and let it restart. then it will set up the nuvi again, so follow the prompts.

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Acquisition of satellites has been addressed in new firmware / system software updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W .

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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Acquisition of satellite speed has been addressed in new firmware / system software updates for the Garmin Nuvi 200W .

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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Hi, my name is Vince & i had that very same problem with my nuvi 200w, have you tried to update it on your pc ?, i updated mine after travelling down the motorway at 40 miles an hour thinking that their was road works after the sat nav told me. I also found that updating it seemed to increase the signal strength too, try it, it may solve your problem.

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Found this thru Garmin support

Question: Why will my nüvi 2xx not find satellite signals?
Answer:
p>If your nuvi 2xx is not acquiring satellite signals, you may need to download and run our WebUpdater program.

Go to:

http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

If you are still having issues after updating the software on your unit, you may need to do a full master reset. Please note that a master reset erases Favorites and waypoints. Before proceeding, you may want to back up information you want to keep.

To do a full master reset to the nuvi 200 series unit:

1. Turn off the device.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the bottom right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power on the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm that you really want to delete all user data.
5. Touch Yes.
6. Your unit restarts automatically. You must go through the set up procedure again.

Once you complete the reset, place the nuvi unit outside where it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15-30 minutes. Keep it in a stationary position until it reacquires satellites.

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Okay well have you tried to return the item and see about getting it exchanged for a new one and see if that one works, it's not uncommon for a product that goes down an assembly line to have a few of them that don't work. I would try there and if they don't do anything for you I would call garmin directly.

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