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Garmin 3957 isn't recongnized for upgrade

Using Garmin's software, my computer will not recognize the unit

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SOURCE: how can i upgrade my garmin for freee

If you bought your unit with in the past 30 days (and registiered your GPS) you can be eligable for a free map update which you would get from Garmin at: https://my.garmin.com/maps/checkPlugin_updates.htm?

. If it is older than that you will have to pay for it. They run usually around $69 dollars and can be picked up at a BestBuy. The Software updates are always free and can be found on their website at: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Windows XP will not recognize Garmin 200W

I had the same issue. I would plug it in and it would recognize the device then it would disappear.

What I did to solve the problem was to first turn on my Gamin 200w. After it was finished loading maps then I plugged in in to the usb port. My machine recognized the device without any problems. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. Hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 24, 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: I can't get my computer to recognize my Garmin 255w on USB cable.

Change the mini usb cable. Some mini usb cable are for charging and not data. It happen to me and used the externo hard drive usb mini cable and zapppppp my computer nows read the gps and gave it a drive (h:\). hope it works for you.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Garmin Forerunner 305 USB Not Recognized

Cleaning the gold contacts on the watch with a pencil eraser fixed it for me.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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I want to do an upgrade on my Garmin Nuvi 255W.


UpGRADE or UpDATE?

Upgrade, sell the old one and buy a new one.

Update, Register the unit on the Garmin site. Download Garmin Express to your computer. Connect the unit with a mini-D charging lead and you can take software upgrades. For map updates, it depends as some are free and some are on a subscription.
http://software.garmin.com/en-CA/express.html

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Downloading COMPLETE software for nuvi 1370


possibly. Garmin Support should be able to try and rebuild the system software. call them and request the software team after explaining what you just wrote 1800-800-1020, figure on a 1 hr call. if they cannot fix it they may be able to get you a discounted unit (us address trade in program)

Jul 11, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 1370T Car GPS Receiver

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It does not turn or or charge. Connected to laptop but got same results. Tried to install latest software but it would not the unit (forerunner 305). Message was that there was no unit connected...


Here's a few options: Soft Rest

- Hold down MODE + RESET for few seconds
- Press the Power button to turn on the device

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Hard Reset
(This will erase all of your data inside the device)

- Hold down MODE + RESET + POWER for few seconds
- Press the Power button to turn on the device

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Firmware Downgrade/Upgrade (2.9 > 2.8 > 2.9)
(This will erase all your data inside the device)

Software Downgrade/Upgrade

- Connect your Garmin Forerunner 305 to the computer
- Press the UP arrow button and hold while doing all the other steps below
- Press MODE + RESET for a moment (the computer will recognize the device)
- Dowload the Firmware from Garmin's website.
- Downgrade Firmware from 2.90 to 2.80. (You are still holding on that UP arrow button!)
- When the update is finished the Forerunner 305 should power on running the Firmware 2.80.
- Let go of the UP arrow button, disconnect the device from USB, connect it again and the computer should recognize it normally
- Update the Firmware to the current version.

Nov 04, 2012 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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It keeps blinking garmin on my screen.. i have the 265w


Hello,

Try connecting your unit to the pc using the provided USB cable, if the computer is able to recognize he GPS you will want to give it a firmware update using Garmins WebUpdater Software. Here is a link to the download .

Hope this helps!

Apr 07, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Garmin etrex vista screen disappearing and coming back. batteries fine, seems a commonish prob but HOW TO FIX?. Regards nav man


Hello,

The best thing to do would be to plug the unit into your PC and see if it recognizes it as a device, if the unit is not recognized you will have to be sent in for warranty or repair. If the PC does recognize the unit try giving it an update using Garmins WebUpdater Software, it can be obtained ehre from this link http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp.

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Garmin sceen is just blinking garmin then black the garmin again over and over


Hello,

Try connecting the unit to your PC, if it is recognized give it a firmware update using Garmins WebUpdater Software. It can be obtained here from this link http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces.

Feb 25, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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I just bought a Garmin 265WT. I ran the registration program, but the computer does not recognize the Nuvi. I've checked My Computer and it does not show a new drive ( the Nuvi should like like a drive...


Hi,

Try these steps:-

  • Unplug the USB cable from the computer.
  • Turn the unit off and then back on again.
  • Plug the USB cable into your computer.
  • The unit either automatically goes into USB Mass Storage Mode or displays USB Mass Storage Mode as an option on the screen.

Note: If your computer still does not detect the unit, make sure that you plug the USB cable directly into the computer USB port and not the USB hub. If the cable is already plugged directly into the computer, try plugging it into a different port.

Also, in some cases the operating system does not support the device. Try upgrading it to the next higher level. In most of the cases windows Xp service pack 2 does not recognise this Garmin device. Try upgrading it to service pack 3.
If you are still experiencing the problem then you will need to contact Garmin for repair.
Thanks for using Fixya.
Good Luck and have a nice day.

Jun 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Computer can't locate connected nuvi 270


Are you using the latest Garmin program called WEBUPDATER Version 2.9.1.0 that was released about December 2009??
Try again:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Aug 22, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w system software missing on screen when i open it


Fairly simple to do:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jan 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w system software missing on sreen when open


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jan 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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