Question about Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver
When I switched ON my Nuvi 205W, it displays GARMIN then loading maps just in a second, it goes blank. May I know what should I do?
If I connect it to the computer, it keeps on rebooting.
Here is the solution
touch the screen in the right bottom and turn the device on keep the screen pressed. when it asks to reset data select yes
Posted on May 16, 2009
Well friends, I been reading allot about the Garmin Nuvi constant reboot issues. I happen to have found one after searching for a month..
I have found a Nuvi 205 that constantly reboots and gives white screen only
So after looking it over and using my electronics knowledge, I found a inherent defect in the hardware, so I did a SIMPLE FIX and now its fine.
The defect is the LCD ribbon cable connector attached to the main board.. (its defective on the right sight of the clip)
So all you have to do is open the Nuvi, place a small adhesive sponge tape square about half inch squared, depending on the thickness of the tape you might need to layer an other one on top of it. close the unit up and its done..
This should work for most of the models with the same size screen as it would use the same connector. Shame on you Garmin for not doing quality control.
Hope this helps you get some sleep now people... I know allot of you have being going mad over this problem.
... FrankDux (not the real Frank Dux)
Posted on Dec 07, 2011
I had the same problen on a Garmin 205W after uptating to the last firware with WebUpdater. It happens connecting the usb cable with the device powered off. It turns on, shows the computer icon for a second and then reboots starting the same again. But if you turn on the GPS and then conect the usb cable, it don't reboot.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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