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Not sure if my Garmin,nuvi 250 is capable of having mao updates downloaded on to it?

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The Garmins are great in that all of them let you download and update your maps.

I found the manual for your model which you can get by clicking here. But I figure you didn't come here for a link you could have found yourself so here are some simple directions:

1. Click here to go to Garmin's map update site

2. It will ask for your serial number (which is usually located by the power connector)

3. Download the maps

4. Click here ; this is an extremely cool thing that Garmin released. It is a step by step tutorial on how to load the map files to your specific Garmin.

5. As it says, Download it. Right click and choose "Save Target As.." and choose a destination like your desktop. Once the download is done, just double-click the file (on your desktop or wherever) to play the tutorial.


If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Hope this helps and be sure to keep us updated,
TJ

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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We have a garmin nuvi 255w. We need to know what is the latest map update. Our gps has "CN North America, NT 2010.30" version on it. Is ther something newer than this.


Maps for most GPS devices are updated several times a year. Your map is from 2010 and should be updated. You can go to the garmin site and pay to download and install upgraded maps or do a google search for map upgrades and you'll find some services offering lifetime upgrades for a few dollars more than the Garmin one time upgrade. I did this and have had no problems updating the maps on my Garmin Nuvi 250.

Mar 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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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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I need to get newest updates for my garmin nuvi 250. what can i do for get it?


Hello,

If you are looking for map upgrades there are a couple options. One is to purchase the update on DVD then load it to the unit. Two Purchase a Lifetime Subscription to mapping which would allow you to update the GPS every 3 months. You can also obtain a onetime update VIA download on Garmin.com. For best prices check www.gpscity.com

Feb 07, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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How instal maps on sd memori card for garmin nuvi 250


Hello

Insert the memory card into the memory card slot on Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS device. The memory card slot is located on the left side of the device. Push the card in until it clicks. (If you inserted a memory card that already has pre-installed maps and files, there is no further action required. The device will access the new maps based on the address you enter.)


Connect the Garmin GPS to the computer using the USB cable. The mini-USB connector will need to be inserted into the rear of the Nuvi 250; the larger end is inserted into the computer's USB port.


Locate the computer file that you want to download to the Garmin memory card. The Nuvi 250 is capable of reading JPEG formatted images and GPX formatted Waypoints and other mapping-related files. Right-click on it. Select "Copy."


Select the "Computer" folder from the computer's desktop Start menu. Double-click on the "Removable Disk" drive that represents the Garmin Nuvi.


Right-click in an empty space within the drive and select "Paste." The files have now downloaded to the memory card and will be accessible through the Nuvi 250 menu options.


Good Luck, and do rate the solution if got help

Dec 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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How do i update my garmin nuvi 250? it tells me it needs to be updated.


Garmin is telling you to update your Map, its wants you to buy a New Map which cost around 50 or 60 dollars.....your unit will work find for now unless you need the new map 2011 it just has the newer streets and highways. Anything over 2 years old should have a newer Map..

With the gps Off

plug in your gps to your computer using a USB cable (most cameras connect to your computer with the same usb cable)

your computer with detect new hardware ( usb ) a pop up box will come up, minimise it

next

go to www.MyGarmin.com the Garmin site will detect your pluged-in unit and let your update your Map

It will say to download WebUpDater utility to transfer your map to your gps

Make sure you register your unit with Garmin at that time

Nov 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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How can i upload a list of addresses into my garmin nuvi 250?


this model GPS is not capable of this, u must input the addresses manually, sorry but only the higher end models have this capability

Aug 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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My 255 nuvi garmin froze how to reset


Use something with a sharp, yet blunt point (like a ballpoint pen) to press the reset switch. The reason it's so hard to trigger the switch is because you are pressing through the thickness of the serial number label and maybe (though not verified) part of the nuvi's case.

There have been a lot of problems with your model - and some people are trying to force a recall. Most likely you can go to the garmin web site and download the firmware updates. You will need to download the Garmin download manager. Plug your unit into your pc [ 2.0 usb ] and the Garmin download manager will help you update your unit.
www.garmin.com
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May 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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Update my 250


you can get all updates (software and maps) by downloading and installing the Garmin web updater from garmin HERE


Sep 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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I want to update my navi 250 for free, any ideas?


The only way to get a map update cheaper would be to buy the lifetime update, which lets you update your unit up to 4 times/year (by downloads from their homepage) for a fix sum only slighly more expansiver than the regular update.
By doing more than one update however, the price per update is almost half of just buying an onetime update.

Jun 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 250 device and want to update the maps for the UK and Europe. I have been told this can be done for free, can someone please help?


oh man i don't like when people ask me for free but u know what i bet u are a great guy and i can help u.THE ONLY THINGS YOU'L NEED IS AN USB,GPS WITH FREE SPACE,AND GOOD FAST INET.
Open www.thepiratebay.com 
and type in the search engine garmin nuvi 250 (map and version)
for example 
garmin nuvi 250 europe 2.16
i don't think there is a map that is 2.16 but...
than download the one you want and type in keygen generator garmin 250 nuvi
and than download it when you downloaded all the data copy the map in your garmin drive
and copy the .meta file to the keygen file folder load/run the keygen and write your device code than copy the map code. than disconnect your device and then when your device asks you for the map code write the code that you just have copied

Apr 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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