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My Garmin 205 shows "system software missing" after update. Tried to hold on the start button for a minute and tried to touch the lower right corner on screen, but its dead...

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    I bought a Garmin Nuvi 205 navigator, I have attached to the PC to charge the battery but I accidentally formatted ...

    Now how do I make it work?

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Hey!

I just got an answer from Garmin Support Germany and they sent me an file which fixed the problem. Just download http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2x5/nuvi205_085101000280en.rar

It contains a "Updater.exe" and a file called "085100010270.rgn".

Follow the following steps and you should have your nüvi back.

Firstly connect your broken nüvi. Then drag and drop the 085100010270.rgn on the updater.exe. Choose USB as a connection and it should put an old firmware back on your device.

I hope I was able to help you!

Alex

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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The same thing happened to me today. I just brought the thing and in 10 minutes of taking it out the box and updating it was broken. I called the company and they get me set up in about 10 minutes. After which I was up and going. The tech told me when it comes to trying to update "IF it ain't broke, don't fix it". Proof even the company doesn't recommend updating.
For Garmin contact information click on the following link http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/lang/en/supportcontact

Hope this works for you. They were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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The unit may require a software update
goto http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

if that doesn't work you may need to do a master reset (you would loose any saved favorites and waypoints, saves etc)

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
  5. You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  6. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  7. Touch Yes
  8. The device will automatically reset
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I updated software on unit, now when it restarts, the screen is stuck on updating bluetooth firmware. Tried re-setting and even disconnecting battery. Help.


You may wish to perform a master reset and clear all of the problems this way:

To perform a Master Reset on the nuvi 200, 205, 465, 500, 600, 700, 705, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600, 2200, 2300, or 2400 series device:
Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or Favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings. If you would like to back up your Favorites to your computer, you can find instructions to do so here.
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  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes*
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Have you tried a master reset or updated the software?
Note: A master resetwill erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the defaultfactory settings. But who cares if you have problems, right?
  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the onscreen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the skyuntil it acquires satellites.
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Ihave a Garmin 1300,less than a year old,symptoms:Garmin Logo/coptright/2009 come on,the operational aspect will not.Tried draining the battery,then external power,cycle on/off...nothing happening.Thanks.


You could try pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. If that doesn't work, Try a master reset by:

Start with the unit off and unplugged from power.
  1. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  2. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit on.
  3. Release the power button when the device powers on.
    • You will see a new message: "Do you really want to erase all user data?"
  4. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  5. Touch "Yes"
  6. Restart the unit

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Hi,

You could try pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. If that doesn't work, try a master reset by:

Start with the unit off and unplugged from power.
  1. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  2. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit on.
  3. Release the power button when the device powers on.
    • You will see a new message: "Do you really want to erase all user data?"
  4. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  5. Touch "Yes"
  6. Restart the unit
Please let me know if it helps.
Thanks

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My Garmin nuvi 205W was working fine but I wanted to update it on the computer before a family trip. Update seemed to work fine but the unit would not turn back on afterwards - not in the car, by USB, or...


Have you tried a master reset??

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Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.
  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

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Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.
  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.
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THEN FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps



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Firmware Update


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http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27


Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the software successfully installs.



After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
Garmin Communicator Communicator Plugin is properly installed and up to date, version 2.9.1.0. (Dec 21, 2009) If after following all the above the final steps would be to perform a master reset.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers on. After 5-10 seconds you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes, and wait

The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

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