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255w displays Garmen logo only

The unit does not reset and only displays the garmen logo all of the time.

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  • crawford699 May 27, 2009

    The unit will not cut off and displays the Logo all of the time.


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Hi. Just to make sure try this to reset:
>with unit off hold your finger and press down inthe lower right corner of screen Now power the unit on still keepingyour finger on the screen and you will see a screen pop up saying Doyou really want to erase all user data

next you can try to update the unit

here's another 2

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.


According to your manual it says to hold finger on bottom right hand side of screen while turning the unit on. Keep finger down until pop up screen appears and touch yes to clear all data and all orginial settings will be restored.

Thats all I can suggest I'm afraid, give it a go and hopefully it'll sove the problem.
I've also read that this model has a slow start up time, so keep that in mind.

Good luck and I hope that I have helped you!

Posted on May 27, 2009

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    Dale May 27, 2009

    To turn off
    there should be a little sliding button on the top, with the power sign on
    the left, and a lock sign on the right. sliding the button to the left
    for a second should turn it off


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Try to update its firmware/internal software

another option would be to let the battery run out completely and then try again see if it starts up.

It can be either a hardware fault thats preventing it from starting up or it could be that theres a problem with the software and in that case the firmware/internal software update should fix that.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Ekse May 22, 2009

    got warranty on it by the way?


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