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Black screen displaying only Garmin and a blue triangle

We got a garmin nuvi 255 2 months ago. It worked fine until today when we turned it on and all it displayed was the Garmin name and a small blue triangle. The menu screen never comes up. We tried the reset button and nothing.

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  • captain bett Feb 18, 2009

    Same problem. Cannot master reset. Will not let me update software from Garmin site.(that was Garmin tech solution)

  • basket_co Feb 19, 2009

    Garmin tech told me they had never heard of this problem before.

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Hi,
to soft reset & keep data....
Slide power key to on/off, hold it for 8/10 seconds

Update from Garmin, use the web-updater. keep it updated, delete old junk and POIs.

hard reset.
Hold lower corner of screen, while turning on, keep pressing, when "clear all data appears" click yes,
sould resolve the problem

Hope this helps.
Regards.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Garmin Nuvi 255 died. How do I reset it?

Hello there:
If you unplug the unit and remove the battery
i would check the fuse inside the unit to be sure that it is ok if it is than
leave it unplugged and the batttery out for 30 min and if there is a reset button on this after the battery is removed hold in the reset in for 2 minutes then after the 30 min replace the battery and plug in the unit and try it again his should be enough time for the internal reset to reset it'self than just replace the battery and if this still oes not help remove the battery again and leave it sit for 1 hour to let the internal reset device reset it'self ok and you should be good to go
Hope this is very helpful
Best regards Michael

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 255 won't turn on

Have you tried doing a hard reset,try using the reset button on the bottom of the gps under the serial label.Or try holding the turn off button for about 10 seconds,good luck.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change language on a 255?

Hi,

On the very first screen after the GPS boots there will be an icon of a wrench at the bottom right of the screen. Press that Icon and scroll through the menu and you will find a language setting.

Hope i helped you.

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SOURCE: Replace Garmin nuvi 255 LCD screen

If the touch screen is working well,then you only need to buy the LCD sreen,but usually suppliers will send the LCD with touch screen as they are one whole part.you can try to contact :
kingyijin@hotmail.com for further information about it.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: how do we update our garmin nuvi 255

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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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