Introduction

The motherboard on the Garmin Nuvi 200W is a circuit board in the device that operates the whole device. The motherboard occasionally has a component fail, preventing the device from working. Should this happen, the entire Nuvi 200W unit will be inoperable.

This repair is best done in a clean, dust-free environment. The sensitive electronics inside the Nuvi 200W will not respond will to sand and other small particles. It is also important to leave yourself ample time to effectively navigate the motherboard removal process.

Peel off the sticker in order to find the two Torx T5 screws. Peel off the sticker in order to find the two Torx T5 screws. Peel off the sticker in order to find the two Torx T5 screws.
  • Peel off the sticker in order to find the two Torx T5 screws.

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Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws.
  • Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws.

What size screwdriver do I need?

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Carefully, using your plastic opening tools find the crease which separates the front and rear covers. Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation. Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation.
  • Carefully, using your plastic opening tools find the crease which separates the front and rear covers.

  • Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation.

No connecting cable in the picture. Perhaps include a photo or direct the reader to one in a future step.

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After the case front and rear are separated, carefully lay the two sides down without disconnecting or damaging the orange ribbon cable. After the case front and rear are separated, carefully lay the two sides down without disconnecting or damaging the orange ribbon cable.
  • After the case front and rear are separated, carefully lay the two sides down without disconnecting or damaging the orange ribbon cable.

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Carefully use the black spudger to lift the white retaining clamp on the display cable ZIF connector. Make sure to lift up on the white retaining clamp and not the ZIF connector itself. Slide the orange ribbon cable away from the ZIF connector.
  • Carefully use the black spudger to lift the white retaining clamp on the display cable ZIF connector.

    • Make sure to lift up on the white retaining clamp and not the ZIF connector itself.

  • Slide the orange ribbon cable away from the ZIF connector.

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Using a screw driver, unscrew the four 2mm screws holding the motherboard in place. Gently lift the motherboard away from the rear cover. Take care to not damage the wires or ports that link the motherboard to other components.
  • Using a screw driver, unscrew the four 2mm screws holding the motherboard in place.

  • Gently lift the motherboard away from the rear cover. Take care to not damage the wires or ports that link the motherboard to other components.

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Using the black spudger, apply pressure to nudge the  plug out of its port. Repeat this process for both ports. Repeat this process for both ports.
  • Using the black spudger, apply pressure to nudge the plug out of its port.

  • Repeat this process for both ports.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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