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Problem connecting Garmin nuvi 205 w to pc

I am trying to connect my nuvi 205w to a new pc. The new pc has windows vista. When i connect the usb the pc indicates that all drivers are working however no software installs and autorun does not start. how do i get the software to install?

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  • vic_hall May 18, 2009

    Have installed Communicator and Drivers software apparently correctly and connected device to USB but error message says no device connected.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    Thanks Garmin. Just obtained the lifetime maps and nothing works.
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Check your cable.

I had to switch to device to pc cable from the garmin original cable to a pc cable that works with my motorola razor. The funny thing is I originally tried the motorola cable and it wouldn't work, brought the garmin cable and now it doesn't work but the motorola cable does.

Now my pc finds the device and I can go on to the garmin site and update.


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How to Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Users Guide. Models: Garmin Nuvi...


How to Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Users Guide.

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W GPS?
Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available from the Garmin website, or just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 is not recognized by garmin updater or by garmin site while trying to register


Make sure that your 205 is fully charged and that the usb cable is plugged directly into a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub.
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Garmin 205 how to charge on computer?


Hello,

follow the steps below:

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)

step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disappear.

Good luck.

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your 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.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

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I have successfully used my nuvi 205W today.However on switching on for the second time the device is unable to load past the initial Garmin logo and no further. On disconnecting from a power supply (both...


Periodically, the firmware or 'brains' inside phones, mp3 players and GPS devices get confused. They begin to work erratically, or refuse to complete their startup routine at all. The good news is that 99% of the time, new life can be breathed into them by either a reset procedure or a firmware / system software replacement.

Here are the steps to fix your Garmin Nuvi 205W:

  1. If your Garmin NUVI 205 is seen when connected by USB, I recommend you backup your favorites.
  2. Then I suggest a hard reset.
  3. Finally, replace the firmware using webupdate.

I hope that helps.

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You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

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you have to download a third party software to upload the maps, I used GPSsendmap, can be obtained free from cGPSmapper.com.
Just download sendMap20 rev. 6.0 for windows. It works.

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