Question about Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver
Bought a 255w one week ago and used it successfully for 4 days. Had it plugged into lighter for recharging. On 5th day, Garmin won't turn on. Assume battery dead, but when I plug it in, it goes into a loop - Garmin logo, 'loading maps', two beeps...repeat...repeat...etc...until you unplug. Assume the battery is dead, but it won't charge without going into the never-ending loop. Have removed SD card, same problem. Have tried whole process with wall charger, too. Same thing. Am not able to do a hard reset. Just continuing loop. Advice?
Use a USB connection to your computer and let it charge for three hours. Also download updates while your at it. Cigarette lighter charger is not efficient
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
I had something similar happen to my 785 on a 4000 mile trip. I was on hold on the phone with Garmin for 49 minutes before the call was dropped. On my own in rural Iowa somewhere between Grinnell and Decorah, I fixed mine by getting darn fast at drilling down to a reset to defaults button. It took a few times but by the 7th or 8th try I was able to get to Settings, Restore Defaults, and finish the restore process. After the Restore the unit has worked fine for another day of driving.
Posted on May 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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