Here is a list of the common problems found with the Garmin Nuvi 200. Click on a link to view the corresponding repair guide.
Nuvi will not hold charge
Over time, a battery will lose its ability to hold charge, resulting in a shorter battery life. Eventually the battery will not be able to hold charge at all. If the Nuvi still functions while it is plugged in, then the battery may need to be replaced.
Although it may be obvious, first check that the volume is turned up on your Nuvi. If this doesn't fix the problem, the Nuvi may be frozen. Try restarting it. If it's still broken, then the speaker may need to be replaced.
Nuvi is unable to locate maps
If the Nuvi is responsive, but is unable to locate maps or if it remains "connecting to satellites," the Nuvi's firmware may be out of date. Firmware updates can be downloaded at the Garmin: Nuvi 200 product page, and can be installed by connecting the Nuvi to a computer via USB
Touchscreen does not respond/blank screen
If the screen on your Nuvi is illuminated but unresponsive, then it is most likely frozen. Try restarting the device.
If the screen is black, then the device may be out of battery, or the battery may be broken (see battery replacement guide). If the screen is cracked or broken, then the display will need replacing.
Logic board malfunction
If the Nuvi remains unresponsive or broken after basic troubleshooting, a more serious problem may be present. The Nuvi logic board may need replacing.
Restarting the Nuvi
Locate the reset button, located on the back of the device, in the lower left corner. Remove the sticker covering the button, and use a straightened paper clip or similar to depress the tab.
i have a 260w model and I can't find the reset button
mb6000 - 回复
my nuvi 260w won't restart. it keeps on saying loading maps but nothing happens
mb6000 - 回复
The screen goes very dark while connected to the power cord but is normal when disconnected. Why?
karvy2 - 回复
Mine is similar but when disconnected from 12v power it goes to internal battery power which is not as bright, but it got us to where we were going. Just had to keep plugging it in every now and then. What is the fix??
Mark Howe -
nuvi shows map update notice. Press OK but nothing happens.
Geoff Haley - 回复