Greetings, On the 200w the power slot is actually a mini usb port that you can use to plug into your computer to charge and install updates. Start HERE for some basic information and links to the manual. You will also need to purchase a usb cable if you do not have one that works. Click HERE for an inexpensive cable I have ordered for my clients.
To download the updating software click HERE Once you have downloaded and installed the software open it up and plug in the gps unit and the software should automatically recognize it. Click next and it will look for firmware updates (note: not map updates)
For map updates you must enter the serial number off your 200w HERE.
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Sounds like there might be a short inside the Garmin that bridges the power and data lines near the jack. You can try connecting it to the computer and updating the software on it to see if that helps. If not I would unscrew it and crack it open and see what's going on, inside on the board.
Are you using the garmin power cord or are you using an aftermarket cord? Some after market cords have usb plugs that although they plug right in to the power port on the unit, they tell the unit that you are updating the database. The unit displays only a picture of a computer connected to the unit and that's all it will do. Their is a way around this. Simply wait until the unit displays the about photo of the computer attached and then unplug the power cord from the unit. After the screen clears immediately replug in the power chord. This must be done quickly before anything appears on the screen. If you're too slow, simply repeat this step until you manage to replug the unit before anthing appears on the screen. Once plugged in as about the unit will operate normally on the external power source until you either turn it off or unplug it. Simple repeat above when ready to resume use.
This may be a problem with the Garmin web servers, as I actually had trouble updating the software in mine, saying it coulod not connect to the Garmin Update servers. But that was a week or two ago and I'd have expected that fixed by now. However, it's possible that's a problem too. However, a more probable one, is what I have to say below.
I'm wondering if its more a problem with the computer or cable, since the Garmin should be charging while connected to the PC and if its saying power is disconnected and it shuts down, then maybe it's a problem with the USB port on your computer, or possibly the cable though unlikely. Make sure you're using the official Garmin USB cable the unit came with. Also make sure you are using the right drivers for your USB high-speed ports.
try updating via Webupdater even if you've already done so. There seems to be a problem with the update and doing it again seems to fix it. When updating, and it's already updated, there will be an option to reload it. Do it and post the results.