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How do I update my garmin and get it to quit coming up that I need to do this.

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You may go to the link below to update your unit. The link below is only applicable if you are in the US if not kindly message back.


http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

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You just check out https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm? And later choose the desired update from there and update yours for free... Its quite simple and easy......

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I want to update the software


Hello there,
Updating the garmin nuvi 205w is quite simple. All you need to do is to connect the device to the computer that you have the garmin nuvi software on,then you go to the website www.garmin.com then you select support, a list will pop up, with the information update the software, then you back up the software that is on it, then you update the OS to the latest version, then you wait for it to update. When you are through with updating the software, disconnect the device from the omputer and power it on.
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How do i update my maps


Welcome to FixYa!

To update your Garmin device, go to this link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?


  • Select your device type.
  • It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in.
  • Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install.
  • After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.

Note: Sometimes, there are no available updated maps and the update service will simply freeze. I'm not quite sure if this issue has already been fixed in Garmin's website.

To confirm if there are available maps, contact Garmin:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020

Canada: 1-866-429-9296

Thank you for using FixYa.
Have a great day.

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I have downloaded a file for an updated version of a map how do i transfare it to my nuvi


Welcome to FixYa!

To update your Garmin device, go to this link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?


  • Select your device type.
  • It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in.
  • Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install.
  • After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.

Note: Sometimes, there are no available updated maps and the update service will simply freeze. I'm not quite sure if this issue has already been fixed in Garmin's website.

To confirm if there are available maps, contact Garmin:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020

Canada: 1-866-429-9296

Thank you for using FixYa.
Have a great day.

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Once I conect my GPS to a usb cable, I get the black screen that says conect to computer, that being connected to the car. I thought that the gps needed to be coneected to the internet to get updates, I...


The screen your describe on your Garmin Nuvi is quite normal. It's the PC communication mode of the Nuvi. When disconnected from the PC it will automatically restart.

To update Nuvi software and maps - connect the Garmin to a PC / Mac using an USB cable. Then start your web browser (Internet Explorer / Firefox or similar) and go to MyGarmin.com.

To update the Garmin - MyGarmin.com will check if your webbrowser has been installed with the Garmin update plugin. If not it will say so and will lead you through the procedure to install the Garmin web browser plug-in.

After the web browser plugin is installed it will ask you for your Username and Password at MyGarmin.com. If not registered, then register yourself with the serial number of the Garmin Nuvi.

From here it's possible to update your Garmin Nuvi with new Nuvi software and maps using your username / password at MyGarmin.com

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Lwont to update my garmin 1300 please


Plug your Garmin 1300 into your computer via the USB cable then go to www.garmin.com and check for any available updates. Being a 1300 you should not need to update it quite yet but if there are updates available this is where you will find them. If there is a specific issue with your 1300 that is occuring contact customer service and they will be able to assist you with additional support. Good Luck

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My Garmin GPS 96C unit "stays" on the Warning page. It will not clear off "Agree" and remains stuck there. It will not accept any commands including the quit command. I don't use it often, but this is...


if you have not updated the software try to do so at the Garmin web page link below. if you have already done this update then the unit has a software issue or a defective RAM (Random Access Memory) chip and will need to be sent in to Garmin for repair or exchange, Garmin doesn't supply parts or repair manuals to the user, only Garmin can fix this or one of there authorized repair facilities.
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Garmin releases new maps yearly and have their devices programed to give you a message telling you to update them. You dont have to update them, and its only suggested if there is quite a bit of new construction where you live or your planning a road trip. If you are happy with it now then just ignore it.

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Hope this helps.

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