Tip & How-To about Garmin nuvi 885T GPS Receiver

How to Unfreeze or Fix your Problematic Garmin Nuvi 885T GPS




Does your Garmin Nuvi 885T stop or freeze up?
Is the touchscreen unresponsive or stopped working?

As with most magic devices around us nowadays, there is a brain inside these units called 'firmware'. Over time, for whatever reason they become confused and stop operating the way they did when new.

The solution for these problems is to replace its internal instructions with new ones, called 'reflashing the firmware'.

This is an easy, automated process made simple by downloading and running some software from the Garmin website. A discontinued product, you can still find it here.

Download their software, and then run the file. You will see this screen (except it says 4.70 now):



Click the NEXT button and you are almost done.
Follow the prompts and soon your NUVI 885T will have all new software and should be running smoothly again.

Now that you have upgraded the software of your unit, you might consider performing a hard reset of the device. Please see my second tip for the Garmin Nuvi 885T for step-by-step instructions on how to do this.

I hope that helps.
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the screen on my garmin nuvi 885t freezes? it was working perfect before? any idea


There are two solutions to get your Garmin Nuvi 885T running smoothly again. I have posted detailed directions in the Tips section of this Fixya website. Follow these two links to find step by step instructions on how to perform both the hard reset and the software upgrade.

I hope that helps.

Dec 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 885T GPS Receiver

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my screen stop at "loading map"


There are two solutions to get your Garmin Nuvi 885T running smoothly again. I have posted detailed directions in the Tips section of this Fixya website. Follow these two links to find step by step instructions on how to perform both the hard reset and the software upgrade.

I hope that helps.

Nov 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 885T GPS Receiver

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