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Unit tells me system software missing - Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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  • terindaa
    terindaa Nov 30, 2008

    system software missing
    is all that is on my screen
    nothing works, not even on/off


  • themartels Dec 05, 2008

    my nuvi 205 worked perfect until i tried to update now it reads "system software missing" and wont reset or respond to on/off button??help


  • jgood_5150 Dec 19, 2008

    Same thing happening to ours.....just shut off while driving (it was plugged in) and displayed "software missing" error. Now won't reset or respond to power switch.

  • D34N Apr 20, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. After the firmware update to upgrade my nuvi200w to version 5.0.0, once completed, it displays "software missing', then after few second, 'software loading' screen come up. It hangs few minutes, I turned it off and no longer able to switch it back on again. Any body got any fix for this ? Really regret the updates. I should have just used the existing firmware which works flawlessly for the past 6 months.

    dlr9999, do you still have the software ? can you please share it with all of us. Any help is much appreciated.



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I called garmin 800 support number, waited 20 mins to get a response that I needed to wait another 45mins to an hour to get software support, which took 50 mins to answer, but did fix the problem. They have to get you on a website to download their software and put on your garmin while plugged into usb port.
This is not something you can do by yourself since they have the file to update it locked.
So call up garmin, I suggest early in moring so not waiting so long on hold.

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Tried to download an update and lost all maps - now nothing on Garmin NUVI except 'System software missing'

What can I do - I have tried everything on the website - why do Garmin make it so complicated?

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