Question about Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 255
all i see is "System Software missing" on the screen
I cant re-set or even turn on or off
I lost everything somewhere and dont know how to get it back
any ideas for me???
Just had this problem over the weekend. I emailed Garmin and received a zipped file to reinstall original software with step by step instructions. It took about 6 minutes to do and works perfect again. Go to the Garmin website and email "software system missing" issue to support email address. Have your serial # handy. I received a reply in 1 business day. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Two possible solutions:
1. Power off the unit.
2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).
3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.
According to your manual it says to hold finger on bottom right hand side of screen while turning the unit on. Keep finger down until pop up screen appears and touch yes to clear all data and all orginial settings will be restored
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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