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Nuvi350 stuck in FMI mode!

I used the Nuvi350 in FMI mode by plugging the Garmin Data cable into the side data port. Worked great! I have removed the data cable but the Nuvi still stays in FMI mode.
Does anyone have a way to return to non FMI mode without resetting the Nuvi back to its factory defaults and losing all my settings?



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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have the same problem! I tried to revert to factory default but still see the custom FMI menus



  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have an identical problem! How can the Nuvi be reset to non-FMI mode?

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    You must mean the traffic receiver.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    The 350 has FM?

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 660 lost map data

take it back to the store you got if from and get a tom tom

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 760 loses satelite

You may need to buy an additional external GPS receiving antenna. I did for my 750.
Because we love our electronics so tiny, they use an internal antenna. The gold input on the back of it, is for an external antenna available for under $20 from ebay. I used it when I lost reception in NYC, and also in rural areas. The external one has q magnet on it, and you can put it on the roof and have the cord come in your window to the unit (better than arm out window!)

check here - where i bought mine

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Enjoy, NGK

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SOURCE: Stuck in Demo Mode

If you can plug the c550 into your computer and pull it up as a drive, you should see a "Demo" folder. Delete this folder, and it MAY fix your unit. If your computer will not see the unit, you will need to send it in for repair. FYI, I am an employee at Garmin, and we always go out of our way to help in any way we can without sending it in for repair. Garmin gives us more latitude to help the customer than any other company I've ever worked for. We don't do anything "just for more money" We don't work on commission, we get nothing out of making the customer pay for a repair.

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SOURCE: New Garmin nuvi 255w suddenly not working

Those are severe symptoms.
A Hard Reset is a good idea after a firmware upgrade.

There are three levels of getting your Garmin 255W's attention and correcting bad habits (ie: not loading maps or locking up).

The first is 'soft reset'. There is a reset button along the bottom of your gps. Push and hold it until it restarts. If you cannot locate your reset button, sliding the power switch to OFF and holding for 8 seconds should do the same thing.

The second method is a 'hard reset' or 'clear all user data', to restore factory defaults.

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

The third method is a firmware upgrade via Garmin's Webupdater, or the myGarmin site.

Run through these fixes to get your Nuvi running as good as new.
I hope that helps.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 255W, all my data was deleted!

This unfortunately can happen. The 2xx & 2xxW are known to sometimes have the memory corrupted at turn on. Be glad you didn't lose your map or system software. I can understand your frustration losing your favorites.

The next time, once you have all of the favorites back in, connect your Nuvi to the PC and make a backup of the file "current.gpx" from your gpx folder. This will allow you to make a backup of your favorites.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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