Question about Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver
My Garmin 255w is not recognised by my PC (Win XP) although downloading the required drivers, the unit will charge via the USB port but when using the USBDrivers_221(2) software it continues to ask to connect the SatNav even though it has been connected in the stated way
I had the same problem. The solution was so simple but I tried everything I could imagine before this: Remove cable from pc and garmin. Now.. the secret...FIRST switch on your garmin and then connect it to the cable and to the usb port of yor pc! That was is for me! So simple really but in every manual I read it said just connect it, it didnt say first switch it on!!
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
Cause of all these problems may be as simple as faulty USB cable. I had initially bought cable on e-bay when i described problem below and didn't think cable was faulty as got the green loading bar etc. Subsequently tried another cable from a digital camera and gps began charging but no green loading bar etc. Finally borrowed cable from friend with similar model and it all worked perfectly: began charging, managed to register (and get the free 2009 maps update) etc. so problem could be the cable. Garmin sell it on their website for 7 euro but I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives in Electronics shops.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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