20 Most Recent Navigon 2100 Portable GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


The first thing to check is the power adapter output. It may be plugged in but still not putting out any voltage. Use a multimeter set to DC volts and check for a reading of 5volts. Another thing to try is take the unit inside by your computer and use the sync cable that came with it to connect to the PC, this cable will also charge the unit. If the charge light comes on then try powering it up after a few minutes. If both of these don't solve the problem then the next thing to check is the power plug in the GPS unit. You will need to pop the back of of the unit and make sure it is still soldered to the board, if not then you will have to resolder it or get someone to repair it for you. If you need it serviced for this type of problem we offer a repair service for your unit.
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Navigon 2100... | Answered on Jan 21, 2017


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Navigon 2100... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015

The problem lies with the fact that a standard mini usb pin-out has + voltage on pin 1 and ground on pin 5. The navigon is programmed to recognize this as a computer. The navigon charger however has + voltage on pin 4 and ground on pin 5. The reason for navigon doing this as opposed to following the standard pin-out is due to the unit requiring a stronger power supply to charge the battery. USB current output on a computer does not have the capacity to do this. As a consequence, you will have to find a charger that has the right pin-out for this device ( + on pin 4 and - on pin 5 ). The tough thing is, there is no way to tell one from the other, they look identical. However, I have found that chargers with a capacity of 1000 ma or greater are pinned-out like above ( + on pin 4 and - on pin 5 ). Other than using a multimeter to verify the pins, the only thing to do, would be to plug it in and see if it works. Hope this helps.

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013

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Navigon 2100... | Answered on Oct 06, 2012

I would suggest going here and reading about your unit.
Go through the 2 pages.
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Navigon 2100... | Answered on Apr 10, 2012


My name is Mike, I am a GPS expert. A lot of your problem is updating issues, and rebooting issue. Please read all this information below. Thanks So Much, Here is some of my personal experiences, Sense I am also paid to test new units that hit the market through manufacturers.

Update: September 8, 2011: Navigon was taken over by Garmin. There are NO MORE USA MAP UPDATES for this unit. If you buy it you will NOT be able to update the USA maps.

I'm terrible with directions so I bought this hoping it would help me and it did. It found the satellites immediately and kept me moving along quickly. It updates quickly and even if you choose a different route it recalculates a new route and maps it out instantly. The touch screen is responsive and easy to use. It's well made and doesn't feel cheap. The windshield mount works easily and holds the unit in place.

When you register the unit at the Navigon website, you'll find out that a software update is not necessary as of today. FreshMaps is supposed to be available this month (July) and you can sign up for E-mail notification as to when they'll be ready for download. The unit comes with a 2 gig memory card and you can install a larger one when it's needed. The operating system for the mapping program is Windows CE. No problems with it yet.

So far, I'm happy with this unit. It does what I need without a load of unnecessary bells and whistles.

August 3, 2008: As of today, FreshMaps update is now available for this unit. Just go to the Navigon website, log into your account and download the Navigon downloader program. Install the program on your computer and you're ready to go. You can even backup your old maps with this downloader program which is recommended before you download the new maps and install them.

October 1, 2008: Navigon now gives you FREE lifetime traffic information. You just can't go wrong. I've been very happy with this unit.


The Navigon models, like many competitors, use a customized version of Microsoft's Windows CE as their basic operating system - augmented by a software package which includes the Map information, Points Of Interest, and the manufacturer's particular 'twist' on a User Interface (what you deal with, onscreen, to enter information and use the device). The Navigon units use a 2GB SD Memory Card to hold it all - which allows for an easy hardware upgrade (pop in a bigger Card) if the data-handling needs ever grow beyond 2GB. (In comparison, my ancient Garmin had a 32MB internal chip, and wasn't expandable.)



also to contact me for future problems, check out my direct market place site through fixya for other areas I am a expert in. Thanks Again, Mike

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

In your unit the default map is embedded in the operating system / firmware - its files aren't accessible thru the USB connection, which gives access only to the files on the SD card. If the map is still missing after the update then the defect is hardware - the memory chip that stores the map is defective. This is unfixable since the cost of the repair would be higher than for a whole new unit.
Your only hope to make it work is to get a new map from here
load it in a new 2GB SD card that will be used for it and only it and then configure the unit to use it: Option, Settings, Current Map.

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


You can download and print the complete instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

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Navigon 2100... | Answered on May 17, 2011

I own a navigon 2100 as well. Very nice device and you can install the 5100 software and the 7100 maps and points of interest. gpspassions.com is the best resource for 2100 help.

Try this:
Hard Reset Procedure - if the PNA is on, press the Power button until the unit goes off. Press again and hold the button down - the screen will come on and after a few seconds go off again. Press the Power button again and the screen will come back. If you get the opening "music", you know the Hard reset was successful.

If you leave the memory card out and keep the unit powered on, you will after a few 10's of seconds go into the Demo mode. When you reinsert the SD card a soft reset will occur (equivalent to pressing the recessed button on the left hand side) and the unit will initialize into whatever the SD card tells it to (see below).


Navigon 2100... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011

I own a Garmin GPS and usually they require you to charge it up first. Either by a USB cable that plugs in to your GPS unit and then into the computer. Or you can charge it by your cigarette lighter in your vehicle. Some companies even supply you with a charger. But I would suggest you charge it up for a couple hours then try and use it.

I hope this helps you out if it does please give me a Yes on the web page you received this response from me on. Thank you.

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

hi only solution for this is to download new map update the system and finally calibrate ,turn off completely ,turn on and reset this should work ok for you then

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011

Hi Sandal39,

If your Navigon has stopped reading the memory card all of a sudden, it might be memory card can't be detected by the system. The best way to check if you have a bad memory card is to reset the Navigon. Please follow the steps below on how to reset the device.

1. Turn off the unit by pressing and holding down the power button for 10-15 seconds.

2. Now, remove the memory card then reinsert it again.

3. Turn the unit on and wait for it to boot up.

--> Please observe the system. If you still have the same problem, the Navigon memory card has gone bad. If system is still in warranty I recommend to contact the reseller or manufacturer for you to have a new memory card.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

To open the case you will need a very small flat screw driver to pop off the back of the case (be very careful as the clips holding it together are very small). You will then have four small phillip screws to remove, so that you can remove the front of the case. To remove the circuit board, there will be two very small phillip screws holding it in place once you've remove the front case.

Navigon 2100... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

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