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Noth the proper instruction booklet

I purchased a 255 gps and when I began looking at the instruction booklet, I saw that is was for the 205w. I was wondering if you could please send me the proper instructions. Thank you.

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  • poppytom528 Dec 23, 2008

    It appeared that I would have to purchase another instruction booklet. Since I did not received the 255W booklet, I thought you would send me the proper booklet. I can return the 205w booklet that I received when I purchased the 255W. I don't know if it was garman's error or the store. Ihave purchased other garman products for my fishing boat and the proper booklets were always with the products.



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According to Garmin their instruction booklet IN TEENY TINY PRINT ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR FIRST PAGE it does say "for use with these nuvi models: 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275" It may be hard to see in your manual but it's there.

I hope this is a FIXYA for ya... :-)

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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    Deneen Lewis Mar 27, 2009

    Sorry I don't know if we are understanding each other....let me please try again.

    What I found out was that Garmin made ONE manual for several of their models. The owner's manual for your 255 GPS is titled "Garmin nuvi 205 and 205W series owner's manual."

    The same is true for all of us who buy nuvi models: 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275.

    You do not need to buy can access the manual for your model 255 here (even though the 205 and 205W model numbers are in large print and all those other model numbers are in VERY SMALL print on the first page.)

    I sure hope I am making myself understandable. Hey! I have another idea, how about you call the store you bought this from and ask them to peek inside another box of the 255 and ask them if that manual looks like the one you have now.

    Keep me posted. :-)

  • Deneen Lewis
    Deneen Lewis Mar 27, 2009

    Hi again, I just signed up on the garmin website and confirmed that their downloadable manual for the 255 does say 205.

    Here's their support site if you need it.

    Isn't technology fun? Ha! Good luck to ya!



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