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No detailed maps found to support routing

Garmin nuvi 255w IC5042103

No detailed maps found to support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them.

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  • thajer Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem and tried to go to the website. After trying to update with the 1GB+ software download I run it and get this error: This Garmin GPS is not eligible for this update because a previous map version is not installed.

  • annapchung Mar 21, 2009

    getting error msg "not eligible for map update because no previous map installed' i am so computer illiterate, pls help



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Have you tried updating the unit at Garmin's Website?

Let me know if you need help, I can get you the right web-link if needed.


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When i turn my nuvi 255w on i get the fallowing message. no detailed maps found that support routing. the nuvi cannot be used without them.

It sounds like the map file is missing or corrupted or the route you want to use is just outside of the covered area of the normal maps.

If the unit is less than 60 days old you can update the map by connecting it with the usb cable to your pc and going to garmin and then running the update. Past that they want you to pay.You can download free map files for certain locations to your sd card. The localized maps ie just for one country or portion of it have much more detail than the stock internal map. You may need to look at purchasing one of those to get enough detail. I just used one for Fiji and it even had all the back streets on it. If you are in Canada or the US or Europe they will even have much more info.

I would call the toll free garmin support number and run the problem down to them. They can check your serial number and let you know the options. They should be able to tell you what map to use/get if thats needed.

Aug 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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In attempting to unsuccessfully download maps on Garmin for a NUVI 255W, I am now receiving an error screen on my Garmin: No detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them....

Ok I had same problem. Copy the mapupdater .exe file to another computer with internet access. Connect your GPS and then run the updater file. This worked for me. Good luck

Apr 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin Nuvi. The screen shows no detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them.

You need to connect your GPS to your computer and reinstall the basic operating system from the Garmin site.

Apr 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps

You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

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