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System software missing on nuvi 255W

Upgraded software on nuvi 255W, now message on screen reads, "system software missing". Computer no longer recognizes the Garmin.

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SOURCE: Nuvi 350 System Software Missing

Try this: Hold the power buuton down, you will see on the lower screen the word "Pre Booting - ". Keep holding the power button for about 60 second, then you will see on the lower screen "Booting".
This time, release power button; system will reboot and loading map... again.
I got the same problem, after research on the web. Nick 99990_0 had post this solution on (his Nuvi 660) but it work for my Nuvi 350 too. Good luck.

Minh (NJ)

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: update problem with Garmin Nuvi 255w

I had same problem. I called Garmin customer service who connected me to a computer rep. Garmin hooks with your computer that you have your Garmin plugged into.They can upload the proper software in no time at all.
The rep told me that after I updated my Garmin I might have turned off the unit before it completed updating the new software. You need to wait until the screen with "Where to?" appears.
It works great now. Prepare to wait on hold for a while. I waited just over an hour on Monday, their busiest day.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 260w not recognized by computer

Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: System Software Missing on Garmin Nuvi 255W

Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My garmin 255w nuvi keep turning off and wont turn on

It is a good idea to perform a hard reset on your Garmin Nuvi after updating the software.

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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My Garmin Nuvi 255w no longer works. It just shows a message saying "System Software Missing". I use a MacBook. I don't know if that will change what I might need to do to fix this but so far...


Hello there,
The solution to this problem simply requires you to connect the nuvi to a computer. The start up files are corrupt, therefore causing it not to run properly.
You will have to download the web updater of garmin on your computer, then you connect the nuvi using the usb cable to the computer, then you update the software of the device using the webupdater.
That is how to solve the problem. Other than that, nothing else. Just try to get a friend with a PC to do this for you.
Hope this information helped. Goodluck Elect_Comp

Sep 02, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 265W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 265W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 265W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

fdbde86.jpg

13c23b5.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________

Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How to fix the problem "system missing software" in a nuvi 255w


To fix this problem, what you have to do is to connect your gps receiver to your computer, then you back up your files onto your system, format the gps device then you restore your maps back on the gps and the software tor the unit. You can upgrade to the latest version of the systems software.
That will do the work. Hope this information helped you.

Dec 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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System software missing


Please do not panic If your systems software is missing, all you need to restore it is the disc that came with the garmin nuvi. you can also install it online from the website. Just plug in your garmin nuvi to a computer and go to the website and search for your systems software from the search support.
That should do the job.

Dec 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Computer cannot find device for update


mi equipo no reconoce el garmi nuvi255w y en la pantalla el gps solo dice system software missing..entence que debo hacer

Mar 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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System Software missing


go on garmin's website, hook your unit up via usb and install the latest software.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Aug 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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System Software Missing on Garmin Nuvi 255W


Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

May 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Update problem with Garmin Nuvi 255w


I had same problem. I called Garmin customer service who connected me to a computer rep. Garmin hooks with your computer that you have your Garmin plugged into.They can upload the proper software in no time at all.
The rep told me that after I updated my Garmin I might have turned off the unit before it completed updating the new software. You need to wait until the screen with "Where to?" appears.
It works great now. Prepare to wait on hold for a while. I waited just over an hour on Monday, their busiest day.

Feb 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin GPS 255w Nuvi system files missing


Call customer service 1-800-800-1020
They were able to fix my 255W by linking to it through my computer.

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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