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If the GPS starts acting bug, and has already tried to install the latest firmware (see tip 3), you may want to try a hard reset. Save your bookmarks in their first PC with Garmin MapSource, TomTom HOME, or a similar application of the manufacturer of your GPS. To learn how to do a hard reset on your device, do a Google search that leads to the expression "hard reset" and your name and model number of GPS.

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My gps is not turning on. I tried to charge but there is no signal. Can you please help me?


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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May 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My Garmin says no detailed maps found that support routing? It will not go away and the reset I tried didn't work. ???


Did you try a Hard Reset, or just push the button on the bottom of your Garmin Nuvi 205?

Whenever these devices start acting up, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Jan 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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No maps found when updating garmin with latest maps


I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Not starting, getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Apr 12, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal


Try performing a reset of the unit. Hold down the bottom right of the touchscreen and turn the unit on. It will ask you whether you want to reset allk data. Choose yes and try again. This should solve your problem. Hope this helps.

Feb 20, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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