Question about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Brand new only month old Nuvi 205 and ont turn on no reset button

Thisi s alwasy charging in my car, why wont it work.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem. 
Press and hold the reset button with a ball point pen for eight seconds.
The reset button is nearly invisible. On the bottom of the unit is a grey label with a bunch of writing on it. There's a little splotch of printing with a circle, crosshairs, and the word "Reset." You'll ahve to look carefully. You can't actually SEE the button. It's beneath the circle on the label.
Use a ball point pen, press in at the circle and hold for eight seconds.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I turn my garmin on and it just flashes a plain white screen...that is all

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

Is the accessories socket (cigarette lighter) working? It should have a USB connector, try connecting it to a working PC for a couple of hours and see if it works.
Peter

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Garmin won't charge or turn on.


Hello :

How old is your battery ? I think that the battery life is ended [ can't be recharged anymore ] . Just replace it and problem will be solved .

please rate !

Apr 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My mains charger exploded and now 205 does not charge also no comms. Unit worked normally till battery went flat. When plugged into PC usb, Unit gets warm in area around mem card but does not charge.Any...


This is a new set of symptoms to me, but whenever these devices start acting up, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Feb 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 205w and now it wont turn on.


You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

I hope that helps.

Dec 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

2 Answers

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??

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} To perform a Master Reset on the nuvi 200, 205 series device:
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.

Nov 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 205 Car GPS will not turn on


hELLO THERE:
Try these few steps i know you pressed the reset button but normally you need to hold it in for about 2 min or so.
also if you remove the powercord and leave the unit sit overnight these have a internal reset on them that will relearn itself after a given time .
you can also consult the manufacture of this unit to see if there is a internal fuse that might need to be replaced ok?
i really hope that these ideas will help you some what,
please dont for get to rate these solutions that i have provided for you
this helps me out so i can continue helping out others.
best regards
MICHAEL
(US.NAVY RETIRED)

Aug 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Garmin Nuvi 205 WIll not power on


Press and hold the reset button with a ball point pen for eight seconds.
The reset button is nearly invisible. On the bottom of the unit is a grey label with a bunch of writing on it. There's a little splotch of printing with a circle, crosshairs, and the word "Reset." You'll ahve to look carefully. You can't actually SEE the button. It's beneath the circle on the label.
Use a ball point pen, press in at the circle and hold for eight seconds.

Jun 11, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

I have a new garmin nuvi 205 and it will not work...


Look near the SN # and press the reset button.

or

with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

Jan 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

GPS would not turn on


Have you already tried the webupdater or registred the device on garmin.com? There you should get an free mapupdate which could replace your broken maps.

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

5 Answers

My Garmin Nuvi 200 wont turn back on


Our Garmin didn't turn on. We unplugged it, pushed the reset button on the bottom and then plugged it in again and it WORKED

Aug 02, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

13 Answers

Garmin Nuvi GPS Stopped working


Hey everyone I might have the solution:

Just got done "fixing" mine, turns out it didn't need any fixing whatsoever, just an update.

I had the same problem most of you seem to have:

Device: StreetPilot C340 worked great when I bought it and for months until one day, it just doesn't turn on...wtf right?

I was halfway done with tech support for an RMA request, (some of you might still need this) and that's when I noticed the usb input on the side of the device (like most of you I thought, why the hell does it even have one?) I plugged my universal camera usb cord into the pc, (At this point the device was on! and charging too!) and went to the garmin website, feel free to search but you will end up with this page:

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

pretty straight forward after this, follow the step by step depending on whether you have a mac or pc, download and run the "webupdater" mine was for windows, so I ran this all the way through and bam your good to go, you even have the option of updating the voice and language preference after the initial updates.

hope this helped everyone!

Nov 13, 2007 | GPS Devices

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver Logo

797 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Devices Experts

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

24532 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Bill Gilhooly
Bill Gilhooly

Level 2 Expert

94 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Device Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...