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My garmin nuvi 205 receiver displaying "System software missing"

After updating with "garmin webupdater" my garmin nuvi 205 receiver display this "system software missing" and when connected to my computer pc or mac, is not showing there.

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  • edkach Apr 23, 2009

    Your solution was:


    1. Power off the unit.



    2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).



    3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.



    NOTE: If all else fails, you could always contact Garmin.
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    my reply is :

    I tried what you suggested without any result !

    Edouard Kach

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Since you already tried the procedure by the previous expert and still have the same problem, that only means one thing the unit is already bad and needs to be taken to a service center or have it replace from garmin....

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Hello,

Here's what you need to do for the "System Software Missing" problem ..

1. Power off the unit.

2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.

NOTE: If all else fails, you could always contact Garmin.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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I have a garmin nuvi 205 and when i power it up, the only thing i can get is a small block that says system software missing


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