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  • cathysol28 Nov 26, 2008

    My garmin nuvi 255 says no detailed maps found that support routing

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    it is black

  • gogaparmar Feb 11, 2009

    i just bought 2 monthsa ago and today it is totally black showing nothing

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SOURCE: update problem with Garmin Nuvi 255w

I had same problem. I called Garmin customer service who connected me to a computer rep. Garmin hooks with your computer that you have your Garmin plugged into.They can upload the proper software in no time at all.
The rep told me that after I updated my Garmin I might have turned off the unit before it completed updating the new software. You need to wait until the screen with "Where to?" appears.
It works great now. Prepare to wait on hold for a while. I waited just over an hour on Monday, their busiest day.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps

You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: System Software Missing on Garmin Nuvi 255W

Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Open the case of a Garmin nuvi 255w

i am wondering why you want to open it.

There are some small parts that will fall out unless you are very careful and even more difficult to put back when you try and close it up
. Other than to change the battery there are no fuses or user repairable parts inside.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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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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Where can i buy the 4.3" digitizer for garmin 255W


Hi,

If you want to buy only digitizer, buy it from :-

http://cgi.ebay.com/Touchscreen-Digitizer-LCD-Garmin-nuvi-205W-255W-/280404674062?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41496bc60e

If you wanted complete package, buy it from :-

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-3-LCD-Screen-Touch-Digitizer-Garmin-nuvi-255W-255-/320565208953?pt=UK_CE_GPS_Accessories_Software_ET&hash=item4aa32ce779

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Aug 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number


Garmin Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 255W for the Call Home option?

To edit your phone number touch:
  1. Where To?
  2. Favorites
  3. Home
  4. Edit

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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NuviĀ® 255W Car GPS Receiver: Can I get a owners manual for the Garmin nuvi 255W...


Hello.
You can find the garmin manual here.
Just type in your unit details.

May 13, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, 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.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255w


Hi,
This link shows how to open the case to replace the battery, for example.
http://www.newpower99.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GARMIN+NUVI+255W&Show=ExtInfo
It also shows the tool required to open the case.
Hope it helps, please let me know.
Thanks

Apr 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Will not turn on


I have a garmin 255W when turning on all itdoes is go to a white screen with black dot thatsay Press dot .It wont turn on how do you fix this

Jan 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Download Nuvi 255W Manual Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W,...


Download Nuvi 255W Manual

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 255 or 255W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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