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Garmin nuvi 255w XM receiver not supported

After updating my Garmin nuvi 255w it shows XM receiver not supported when plugged to the car charger, and the device seems not to be charging again with the charger. How do I fix this? Should I buy new power charger.

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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: Charging a garmin nuvi 255w

From dead flat it takes about 9-10 hours
do not leave on charger for more than that otherwise you will overheat and burn it out.
After each use recharge for about 3-4 hours depending on whether the unit has been used for that lengthyof time

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I HAVE A Garmin Nuvi 255W

First, what version of maps do you have? 2009? If so, there's no reason to update at this time.

To register, just go to https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm and create an account. You'll need to create a user name and password and then enter in your units serial number which is located on the decal on the bottom rear of your unit.

Once you have an account established, you can then shop the Garmin store and buy whatever you want.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

SOURCE: how do i update the maps on my garmin nuvi 255w

Go to Garmin web site register for free download whatever you need. http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us
The download site below..
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Can I update my Garmin Gps Nuvi 255w free?

You can try. When we went to update our Garmin GPS, they wanted actual money. I told them I wanted it free ... they said they were not moved, maps cost money and if I wanted maps, money was the medium of exchange.

Turned out the cost was almost 50% of the price of a new device.

We are still using the "old" maps. We are surviving.


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Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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Where do I plug in the charger on the Nuvi 225W?


You plug it into the mini USB socket in back of the satnav. You can get the manual at http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/2675_OwnersManual.pdf
which shows the mini USB socket for plugging in the charger on page 1 (after the contents pages)

Jul 21, 2011 | 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 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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I need to get updates for ym Garmin nuvi 255w. it did not come with any connection to my computer. I am wondering if I need to purchase at Best buy? How to get updates. I didn't get a manual or anything....


To update your maps you need to connect your satnav to a computer using a mini USB cable. The mini USB end connects into your satnav in the same socket that the car charger plugs into. You might already have one for something else that connects to your computer as many products use the same type of cable e.g. external hard drives, some digital cameras and camcorders, some phones etc. You can get details of how to update your satnav at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Apr 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do i update my Nuvi 255W garmin GPS


To update your nuvi, all you need to do is to connect your nuvi to an internet connected computer and the updates will show on the lower left of your computers screen, click on it and it will update it with the latest software version and maps.
You can also go to your nuvis website and search for latest updates. Just click on the map link and a list will pop up under the map link, select update maps if it is maps you want to update. It will ask you to choose your device from a list, after choosing your nuvi 255w then it will show you the latest maps for your gps, but you have to install its plug ins first.
That is how to update your gps.

Dec 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Need to update my gamin nuvi 255w online where do i go?


Details on how to update your garmin nuvi maps are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
To update your software only connect your satnav to your computer. Download and install webupdater on your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
When you run the program it will update your software.

Oct 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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WHEN I POWER ON MY NUVI 255W IT SAYS NO DETAILED


sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My new garmin 255w is not charging


I had the same problem. The plug wasn't sitting right in the charger hole.

Jun 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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