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How do I update my Garmin

Nuvi 205 series

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  • stukez Dec 02, 2008

    i want to update my nuvi 250 but dont know how too ? i dont have any leads to connect to my laptop etc so how do i update it ?

  • seanmatt01 Dec 06, 2008

    I have my sat nav about 12 months and the maps are out of date . how do i go about getting it updated .
    it is a garmin nuvi 200

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You actually have to buy a cable to do that, it's a mini-USB to USB cable. It normally goes for a few bucks..here is a link for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816057

There are other brands and lenghts but I think you get the idea now, right? Make sure that the mini connection matches the back of the Nuvi's connection, if you have an electronic store near your house take it with you and show the salesperson.

As for updating the unit itself, well you have to purchase the maps from Gamin. If you just bought it, you may qualify for a free map update when you register the unit. Click on the following link..

https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/createNewAccount.faces?target=/mygarmin/registration/registrationHome.htm

Register for an account, it's important that you do. Specially if you start purchasing maps from them, they save all that info for you so if your computer crashes you can just reinstall all your maps again using the codes they save for you. Then register your NUVI and see if you qualify...Good Luck!!

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What kind of USB do I need to update my Garmin Nuvi 205 Series for automobile maps


The one that works for iPhones, or or external hard drives is the same fit and size, if you go to garmin.com will show you under accessaries .

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Nuvi 200W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 200W 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 your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your 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 PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Need serial number for garmin nuvi 205 so i can get map updates


Doesn't matter what the serial number is, you have to pay for updates unless you bought the lifetime map update package. Try going to Garmin.com

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How to Perform a Hard Reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data)has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior after firmware updates. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit. It's also one of the first things that Garmin will have you do when contact tech support regarding quirky unit behavior.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

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 beread from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on theNuvi 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.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W.

I hope that helps.
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Download Garmin Nuvi 205 Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 205 Favorites Backup here.
Garmin Nuvi 205 WebUpdater here.

on Jan 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 gps trouble shooting will not power on


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when it is plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites. Then I suggest a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate.

Your Nuvi should not need to be able to power up for a firmware update to be possible - replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

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My nuvi 205 i want to updated the software. I want to put B/Tooth on it


The software can be updated for free using Garmins Web updater which can be found on their site. Unfortunately the 205 series cannot support Bluetooth. It has a very limited memory and also does not have the internal microphone required for Bluetooth.

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